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Periodical Review Lists

The lists of periodical and standing order subscriptions selected for cancellation have been compiled for campus review. 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

Book sale among activities to celebrate National Library Week

Booth Library will celebrate National Library Week April 12-18 by sponsoring several activities.

The annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 outside the south entrance of Booth Library in the Alumni Quad (weather permitting). The library requests no sales in advance. A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for sale. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

At 4:30 p.m. April 15 the winners of the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity will be announced during a reception hosted by the Library Advisory Board. Everyone is welcome to attend. The awards program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research and encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies.

On April 16, the library will host the fifth annual Edible Book Festival. Items will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after. An “edible book” is something that looks like a book or is book-themed and is made out of food. The edible artwork will not be eaten; however, refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded. Entries will be accepted through April 13.

For more information on National Library Week activities, please call 581-6061 or follow the library on Facebook or Twitter.

Post expires at 7:58pm on Thursday April 16th, 2015

Edible Book Festival accepting entries

Booth Library will sponsor its fifth annual Edible Book Festival on April 16 as part of National Library Week.

Anyone in the community may enter a work made out of edible materials that has something to do with books in either its shape or content. The artwork will not be eaten. To view entries from last year’s competition, click here.

Entries may be installed at the library after 3 p.m. April 16. Items will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Dean’s Choice, People’s Choice, Children’s Book Theme, Student Entry, Family Entry and Funniest Pun.

There is no fee to participate in or view this show; however, those planning to enter the contest must pre-register. The entry form is available in printable form on the library website. Or, participants should send the following information: name; library/school/department (if applicable); phone number and email address; title of entry; and estimated size of the final piece (display materials will be provided based on this information).

All entries will automatically be entered into the Dean’s Choice and People’s Choice award categories. Please state if the entry also qualifies for the Children’s Book Theme, Student Entry, Family Entry or Funniest Pun categories.

Entry forms for the Edible Book Festival are due by April 13 and can be submitted online here​. Entries also may be brought to Booth Library; emailed to library@eiu.edu; or mailed to the library at 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920, Attn: Edible Books. For more information on the contest, call 581-8381.

Post expires at 8:07pm on Monday April 13th, 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