Monthly Archives: March 2018

MultiPresenters installed in study rooms

Booth Library has debuted multipresenter technology in its study rooms, offering a place for students to practice presentations and work collaboratively with others.

NEC MultiPresenters have been installed in four of the study rooms on the library’s fourth floor. The MultiPresenters work with all platforms and offer web access and wireless screen sharing so that multiple devices can be shared at once on the monitors.

Once students install the free software on their personal devices, such as laptops, iPads and cellphones, they may share their work directly from their personal devices on to the monitors. Instructions on how to use the new technology are available in each study room.

The study rooms also now have glass boards and marker boards to encourage collaborative discussion.

This new technological equipment is made possible thanks to generous donations made to the library. For more information on how to use this new technology, stop by the Library Technology Services desk on the fourth floor or call 581-6091.

Entries accepted in Edible Book Festival

Booth Library will sponsor its eighth annual Edible Book Festival on April 9 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.

Participants may design an entry on any topic; however, this year’s contest will have a special “Theme Challenge”! This year’s theme is: PEEPS. (Please note that the theme challenge is intended as a starting point to inspire ideas and creativity; participation is optional.)

Entries may be installed at the library after 3 p.m. April 9. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after. The event is free and open to the public.

Gift cards will be awarded to the winners of People’s Choice and Judges Choice. Honorable mention prizes also will be awarded.

There is no fee to participate in or view this show; however, those planning to enter the contest must pre-register by April 6. The entry form is available here. For more information on the contest, call 581-8456.

Print tax forms for free

Looking for tax forms? Visit the IRS website and Department of Revenue for the state of Illinois to print out federal and state tax forms: (federal) or (state)

Library patrons may print needed tax forms for free in the reference department. For more information speak with a reference librarian on the main (third) floor of the library.

For more information call 581-6072.

Booth Library adds 1,095 items in February

During February, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,095 new items. The list can be viewed here. These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases.
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 if you have questions.