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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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 Tuesday September 1st, 2015

Finals Week activities planned

Booth Library will offer a variety of activities to help students combat stress and take a break during finals week.

Beginning May 1, students are invited to relax with some fun mad-libs and Sudoku puzzles, which will be available throughout the library.

On May 4 and 5, our canine friends Pippa, Wilson and Tucker, certified therapy dogs that are part of the Charleston Area Dog Club, will greet students from 2 to 4 p.m. and 4:15-6 p.m. outside the library’s north entrance (weather permitting; otherwise, inside the North Lobby).

Also, from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 4, popcorn and lemonade will be served to students.

All activities and refreshments are free to students.

During finals week, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 2; noon to 1 a.m. May 3; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. May 4-7, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9.

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Edible Book Festival winners are announced

Best Entry by a Student – A Clockwork Orange by Katie Jenkins

Best Entry by a Student – A Clockwork Orange by Katie Jenkins

People's Choice Gold – Strega Nona by Georgia Ryan and son Jeremy Ryan

People’s Choice Gold – Strega Nona by Georgia Ryan and son Jeremy Ryan

Dean's Choice Gold – Cinderella After Midnight by Stacey Knight-Davis

Dean’s Choice Gold – Cinderella After Midnight by Stacey Knight-Davis

Children's Book – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Samantha Bobbitt and Heather Wohltman

Children’s Book – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Samantha Bobbitt and Heather Wohltman

Dean's Choice Silver – Gone With the Wind by Jana Aydt

Dean’s Choice Silver – Gone With the Wind by Jana Aydt

Best Entry by a Family – I Need My Monster by Hannah Kuhns, Kathy Black, and Dawn Kuhns

Best Entry by a Family – I Need My Monster by Hannah Kuhns, Kathy Black, and Dawn Kuhns

People's Choice Silver – The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Steve Brantley

People’s Choice Silver – The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Steve Brantley

Funniest Pun – The Taming of the Shrooms by Heather Wohltman

Funniest Pun – The Taming of the Shrooms by Heather Wohltman

About 30 entries were received for Booth Library’s fifth annual Edible Book Festival, held on April 16 as part of National Library Week.

Awards were presented in the following categories: Dean’s Choice, People’s Choice, Children’s Book Theme, Student Entry, Family Entry and Funniest Pun. About 100 guests attended the show and voted for their favorites.

The winners were as follows:

People’s Choice: gold winner, “Strega Nona” by Georgia Ryan and Jeremy Ryan; silver winner, “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” by Steve Brantley.

Dean’s Choice: gold winner, “Cinderella After Midnight” by Stacey Knight-Davis; silver winner, “Gone With the Wind,” by Jana Aydt.

Best in Show – Family Entry: “I Need My Monster” by Hannah Kuhns, Kathy Black and Dawn Kuhns.

Best in Show – Funniest Pun: “The Taming of the Shrooms” by Heather Wohltman.

Best in Show – Children’s Book Theme: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by Samantha Bobbitt and Heather Wohltman.

Best in Show – Student Entry: “A Clockwork Orange” by Katie Jenkins.

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Three students honored with Award for Excellence

Pictured is award winner Helen Plevka with Dana Ringuette, chairman of the EIU Department of English, left; and Robert Martinez, assistant professor of English, right.

Pictured is award winner Helen Plevka with Dana Ringuette, chairman of the EIU Department of English, left; and Robert Martinez, assistant professor of English, right.

Pictured is award winner Nusrat Farah with Mukti Upadhyay, EIU professor of economics. Not pictured was award winner Anita Ihuwan.

Pictured is award winner Nusrat Farah with Mukti Upadhyay, EIU professor of economics. Not pictured was award winner Anita Ihuwan.

The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library honored three students as winners of the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity.

Award winners were Nusrat Farah of Dhaka, Bangladesh, a graduate student in economics, for her paper, “Impact of Household and Demographic Characteristics on Poverty in Bangladesh: A Logistic Regression Analysis”; Anita Ihuwan of Everett, Wash., a senior majoring in health studies, for her paper, “Knowledge and Attitudes of College Students Covering HIV/AIDS”; and Helen Plevka of Morton, a senior majoring in English, for her paper, “Discordant Desire: Morley’s Polyphony in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night.’”

The Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The program encourages students to enhance their studies by utilizing the wealth of information available at Booth Library and other research venues.

All entries were original works completed by Eastern students within the last 12 months. The award recipients were selected on the basis of excellence, creativity and the use of research resources. A digital copy of award entries will become part of the Library’s institutional repository, The Keep, found at www.library.eiu.edu.

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