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Library adds 1,167 new titles in June

During the month of June, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,167 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 9:46am on Saturday August 1st, 2015

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Library adds 1,378 new titles in May

During May, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,378 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 5:37am on Thursday July 2nd, 2015

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Library adds 1,383 new titles in April

During April, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,383 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 10:57am on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

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Library adds 1,209 new titles in March

During March, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,209 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 9:45am on Sunday May 3rd, 2015

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Periodical Review Lists

The lists of 2015 periodical and standing order cancellations and additions have been posted. The lists can be viewed here.The Periodical and Standing Order Review is an annual exercise designed to ensure that library collections continue to meet the needs of library users. Questions about the review can be addressed to the Reference Desk (581-6072) or individual subject librarians.

Post expires at 4:38pm on Saturday August 1st, 2015

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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

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Booth Library will host a national traveling exhibit titled Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War from Sept. 4-Oct. 16. In addition to the national exhibit, a variety of related exhibits will be on display in the library on a variety of subjects, including Lincoln’s connection to Coles County. During the six-week period of the exhibit, the library will host several programs related to the Lincolns and the Civil War era. More information is available on the series web page here.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War offers a fresh perspective on Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War — the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. The exhibition presents a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.

Even as the convention that framed the U.S. Constitution ended in September 1787, Americans began debating critical issues that their founding charter left unresolved. Were the states truly “united”? How could a country founded on the belief that “all men are created equal” tolerate slavery? Would civil liberties be safe in a national emergency? Like ticking time-bombs, these issues threatened to explode.

Finally, with the election of Abraham Lincoln as the nation’s first anti-slavery president, they did. As the country plunged toward civil war, Americans wondered whether their new president-elect — a one-term congressman and trial lawyer from Illinois — could resolve the crisis. Would Abraham Lincoln survive the test? Would the nation?

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

Post expires at 10:38am on Monday October 19th, 2015

Find out how Booth Library can help you — take a 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 will be offered regularly during the first five 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 Monday through Friday. Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Aug. 24-28 and at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 25.

Post expires at 6:09pm on Friday September 25th, 2015

Booth Library honored by Coles County Historical Society

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On June 15, 2015, the annual Coles County Historical Society’s Founder’s Day Dinner was held at the Stadium Grill in Mattoon.

The Society’s Annual Award was given to Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services, and Beth Heldebrandt, public relations director at Booth Library at EIU, to honor the work they have done in promoting and preserving local history through exhibits, particularly the “Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker” exhibit.

Mike Watts, past director of Tarble Arts Center, EIU, was also given the award for his work in the transfer of ownership and restoration of the Charles and Hannah Morton portraits and for featuring exhibits of local history.

The awards were plaques placed on a marble square from the 1892 Coles County Jail.

Rick Riccio was the featured speaker for the evening. He provided a sneak preview of the exhibit now under construction at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The exhibit will include replicating water, aquatic plants and animals, a dugout canoe and a mural showing more wetland plants and terrain, in addition to cultural features.  He shared interesting information about designing and installing the exhibit.

Post expires at 10:31am on Saturday August 1st, 2015

Lanham elected to serve as ALA councilor

 

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Allen Lanham, dean of library services, Booth Library, was recently elected as a councilor to the American Library Association.

Lanham was elected to represent the Illinois Library Association at ALA. His three-year term begins July 1.

Lanham has served as professor and dean of library services at Eastern since 1991. Previously he served as associate professor of music and former chairman of the Music Department at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico from 1976-1991 and was an instrumental music teacher for the Union County Schools in Kentucky in 1975-76.

He earned an MS in library and information science from University of Illinois in 1991, a Ph.D. in music education from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in 1987, an MME in music education from Arkansas State University in 1975, and a BME in music education from Murray State University in 1974.

He has been a member of the Illinois Library Association since 1991 and served as president in 2004-05. He was named Academic Librarian of the Year in 2008.

Post expires at 2:10pm on Saturday August 22nd, 2015

Library catalog to be unavailable

Due to technical upgrades, the Booth Library catalog will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, June 12, until 8 a.m. Monday, June 15. Patrons may search WorldCat (booth.eiu.edu/worldcat ) to find an approximate call number, or ask a librarian in person, through telephone, email or chat. To contact a librarian stop by the reference desk of the library or visit booth.eiu.edu/ask. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Post expires at 8:00am on Monday June 15th, 2015

Summer exhibit takes a look at Eastern’s history

Booth Library is hosting several exhibits this summer that take a closer look at the history of Eastern Illinois University.

New President David Glassman is the focus of an exhibit looking at past presidents of the university. Other displays focus on the history of campus buildings, past Panther logos and administrators who were instrumental in developing EIU into the campus it is today. All are welcome to stop by the library to view this free exhibit!

Booth Library’s summer hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sundays. Beginning June 21 the library will be open from 2 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Post expires at 9:54am on Saturday August 1st, 2015