Monthly Archives: April 2018

Edible Book Festival winners announced

“Yoko,” by Diane Eckert, Thomas Eckert and Paul Eckert

“Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket,” by Katie Jenkins (pictured) and Liz Stephens

“Franks-en-stein,” by Deborah Fennema

“Harold and the Purple Crayon,” by Cassie McCleery

“The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” by Mady Bettinger

Booth Library’s eighth annual Edible Book Festival was held on April 9 to kick off National Library Week.

The winners were as follows:

Judges’ Choice: “Yoko,” by Diane, Thomas and Paul Eckert.

People’s Choice: “Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket,” by Katie Jenkins and Liz Stephens.

Honorable Mention: “Franks-en-stein,” by Deborah Fennema; “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” by Cassie McCleery; and “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” by Mady Bettinger.

Six receive Awards for Excellence

Pictured are undergraduate student Wonjin Song, who is majoring in economics and mathematics, and graduate students O. Tomiwa Shodipe, economics; Razak Dwomoh, elementary education; Junnatun Naym, MBA; and George Anaman, economics. Charity Huwe, curriculum and instruction, was unable to attend.

The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University honored six students as winners of the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity. The students were honored at a reception on April 11.

Award winners were:

— Wonjin Song, an undergraduate in economics and mathematics, for his paper, “International Debt Impact on the Value of South Korean Currency”;

— Junnatun Naym, an MBA student, for “Competition and Concentration in Banking Sector: Evidence from Bangladesh”;

— George Anaman, a graduate student in economics, for “Willingness to Pay Student Insurance as a Primary Plan among Eastern Illinois University Students”;

— Razak Dwomoh, a graduate student in elementary education, for “The Development and Implications of Social Studies and History Curricula in Ghana.”

Honorable mention awards were presented to:

— O. Tomiwa Shodipe, a graduate student in economics, for “The Impact of Real Interest Rate on Real Exchange Rate: Empirical Evidence from Japan”;

— Charity Huwe, a graduate student in curriculum and instruction, for “Representation of the Titanic in Children’s Literature.”

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

Booth Library adds 1,227 items in March

During March, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,227 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.