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Library adds 1,777 new titles in February

During February, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,777 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

Post expires at 2:15am on Wednesday April 1st, 2015

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Tax Forms Available Online Only

Like last year, Booth Library most likely will not receive any federal tax forms in print. Instruction booklets for forms 1040, 1040-A, and 1040-EZ will not be available at Booth, but you can download instructions at www.irs.gov.  You can also view and download forms and order tax products by mail.

Alternatively, you can call 1 (800) 829-3676 to order tax products by mail.

Post expires at 10:22am on Thursday April 30th, 2015

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Library adds 2,197 new titles in January

During January, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 2,197 new items.  The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

Post expires at 9:21pm on Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

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Library adds 1,086 new titles in November

During November, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,086 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

Post expires at 2:53pm on Monday January 5th, 2015

Library website offline March 14

The Booth Library website will be unavailable on Saturday, March 14. Off-campus access to library resources will not be possible during the outage. The library is closed March 14 and March 15 for Spring Break.

EIU Information Technology Services networking staff will be upgrading networking equipment during the outage. The library will also be without power for part of the day for scheduled facilities work.

Post expires at 3:00pm on Saturday March 14th, 2015

Find out how Booth Library can help you – take a building tour

Eastern students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to take a tour of Booth Library and find out what the library has to offer.

Twenty-minute tours are offered regularly during the first four weeks of the semester. There’s no need to sign up; just come to the north lobby of the library to join in any of the tours at 10 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Feb. 5.

Tours also are offered by appointment. Visit the reference desk to reserve a tour.

Post expires at 5:27am on Thursday February 5th, 2015

Story times to be offered for ages 3-7

A series of story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

Story times at Booth Library also are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; and March 7. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.

Post expires at 12:00pm on Saturday March 7th, 2015

Library adds 1,290 new titles in December

During December, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,290 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

Post expires at 5:47pm on Monday February 2nd, 2015

Students: Enter your work in Booth Library’s annual awards program!

Eastern Illinois University students who have used Booth Library and archival resources to enhance their research are encouraged to enter the library’s “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program.

The program is open to all Eastern Illinois University students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates may be presented for those receiving honorable mention.

The student entry may be a written work, art piece, exhibit, musical work, documentary, performance or another format.

The 2015 guidelines, application and form can be found here. For more information, call 581-6061.

Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 27, 2015. Recipients will be selected by April 8, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 12-18. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.

These awards are not intended to duplicate or replace any other standing campus awards. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library’s Student Research and Creativity Collection.

Post expires at 8:31am on Saturday March 28th, 2015

Network outage Dec. 29-30 will limit access to library resources

Eastern Illinois University has announced that network engineers will replace equipment beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 29 through 4:30 p.m. Dec. 30. All network services will be unavailable during this time. Therefore, the Booth Library website and electronic resources will be inaccessible during this time period.

The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both dates, Dec. 29-30, so library patrons are welcome to visit us and browse the extensive collections available on our shelves. We hope to see you then!

Post expires at 10:19am on Tuesday December 30th, 2014