Monthly Archives: September 2014

Senate Hearings of interest? … you better believe it!

new govdocs

New arrivals!

Paper copies of the following recently arrived and cataloged Federal Documents are located in the Government Documents room on the 2nd floor north.

School Meal Regulations: Discussing the Consequences for Schools and Students–“One Florida school district estimates students threw out $75,000 worth of food.” Call # Y 4.ED 8/1:113-25 in the documents room, 2nd floor north (electronic versions of most titles will be forthcoming

Your Health and Your Privacy: Protecting Health Information in a Digital World–“…a total of 364 major breaches, since 2009, that resulted in the breach of health data of over 18 million Americans.” Call # Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG.112-867 in the documents room, 2nd floor north

TSA oversight: Examining the Screening Partnership Program. There are 15,000 administrators being paid at $1.1 Billion. There are 457 airports so that amounts to 30 administrators per airport. Only 35 of our airports handle 75% of total passengers. Call # Y 4.g 74/7:113-95 in the documents room, 2nd floor north

Pushing the Envelope: Publishers Clearing House in the New Era of Direct Marketing. Call # Y 1.1/5:113-153 in the documents room, 2nd floor north

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program, Part 6. The Department of Defense budget for 2014…$526 Billion. Call # Y 4.R 5/3:S.HRG.113-108/PT.6

Increasing American Jobs through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012. Call # Y 4.F 76/1:113-122 in the documents room, 2nd floor north

Water as a Geopolitical Threat. China illegally occupies Tibet and its headwaters serving 1/2 of the world’s population. Syria attempts to dam and stop the flow of water into Israel. Tajikstan charges Uzebekistan $600 million for Rogun Dam. Call # Y 4.F 76/1:113-127

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight: Security of Our Nation’s Nuclear Plants. 2008 incident of sleeping guards at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant was deemed a “white, or low-to-moderate” safety significance, when the sleeping guard’s duty is supposed to be standing ready to provide rapid response. Call number # in the 2nd floor documents room. Call # Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.110-1241

Government Documents–fun & interesting sites to investigate

lady patriot

Victorian Lady Liberty

The United States Government Printing Office (the GPO) is the world’s largest printer and you have access to much of that here at Booth Library’s Federal & State Depository. Government Documents (GovDocs) are not just legislation, statistics, taxes or GovDocs can enrich your day-to-day existence in all kinds of ways!

With all the great weather this season you may want to check out the following links to help you get back-to-nature; learn about plants; listen to music; and visit parks, museums or other libraries.


  • Feel like singing in the rain? You’ll find all types music recordings–whether you are into blues, folk, jazz, gospel, and more–as well as speeches and oral history at the Library of Congress’ site American Memory
  • The National Jukebox, also at the Library of Congress, has over 10,000 recordings for your aural pleasure (Includes yodeling and whistling music!)

Just arrived! New State of Illinois Documents

Illinois State bird-Cardinal; flower-Viola; tree-White Oak

Illinois State bird-Cardinal; flower-Viola; tree-White Oak

In 1967, the Illinois General Assembly voted and passed a law requiring public access to many types of state government information. Booth Library is one of many depositories receiving all kinds of official state publications for your perusal–in all kinds of formats (paper, electronic, maps, CDs, DVDs and more). These items are organized according to a modified Dewey Decimal Classification System and are located on the 2nd floor, north, in our Government Documents room. State of Illinois items are on the right/east two shelves and encompass a diverse range of subjects:

Located on the 2nd floor, north, of our Government Documents room – in the 1st two shelves to the right (east) – you will find our repository’s collection of State of Illinois titles on a diverse range of subjects:

Employer compliance for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

State of Illinois Executive Order–Implementing Employment First in Illinois: the State’s Policy of competitive and integrated employment as the first option when serving persons with disabilities of working age, regardless of level of disability  |  Call # 353.9 I29ex June 3, 2014

Motorcycle Rules of the Road…

It’s perfect weather to don your helmet, get on that hog and learn the State of Illinois regulations for motorcycle riders in Illinois Motorcycle  |  Call # 629.283 ILLI 2013

and, Illinois history…

The Index of the Journal of Illinois History is available on the Web as a pdf. Volume 15 features the articles, “The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America,”  “Sundays at Sinai: A Jewish Congregation in Chicago…Death Blow to Jim Crow,” and “The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights.”  |  Call # 977.305 I29ja 2  

Current issues of the Journal of Illinois History, can be requested at the circulation desk. older bound issues are found on the 1st floor, south, in the compact shelving area near the east windows by its call number F 536 .J67 .