During February, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,024 new items. The lists can be viewed here. These acquisitions include donations to the library, re-cataloged library items, freely available government publications, and consortium-wide purchases. The recent university spending freeze (due to statewide budget issues) has limited the number of new items being added to library collections.
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 email@example.com if you have questions.
Due to campus network equipment replacement, all online library services will be unavailable from 6 to 8 a.m. March 14. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Booth Library patrons now have access to BiblioBoard, featuring Popup Picks, a high profile selection of e-books that changes quarterly, plus additional collections of e-books, audio books, videos and audio files.
There is no limit on simultaneous use; items in these collections can be read by one or 100 patrons at the same time. This means no hold queues and no waiting for titles. The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) has made these collections available to any Illinois resident.
Booth Library patrons may access BiblioBoard through:
Starting with Popup Picks, create a free profile to access to additional BiblioBoard collections and enable the ability to download content for offline reading and to add bookmarks and notes.
The BiblioBoard platform includes Recovering the Classics, featuring public-domain classics from world literature, with modern cover images; The Bodleian Library collection, featuring items from Oxford University’s Bodleian Library; and The Biblioboard Core collection, featuring articles, images, books, etc., spanning a wide range of topics.
BiblioBoard also offers a selection of audio books; video files featuring music and theater performances, lectures, demonstrations, etc.; and audio files featuring music, lectures and more.
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:
www.irs.gov (federal) or www.revenue.state.il.us/taxforms/ (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.
The periodical review for 2016 is complete. The lists of recommended periodical and standing order title cancellations can be found here.
Eastern Illinois University students who have used Booth Library and archival resources to enhance their research are encouraged to enter the library’s “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program.
The program is open to all Eastern Illinois University students. The student entry may be a written work, art piece, exhibit, musical work, documentary, performance or another format. If campus finances allow, cash prizes of up to $300 will be awarded, in addition to certificates of recognition.
The 2016 guidelines, application and form can be found here. For more information, call 581-6061.
Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 25. Recipients will be selected by April 8, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 11-15. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.
These awards are not intended to duplicate or replace any other standing campus awards. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library’s Student Research and Creativity Collection.
During June, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 730 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
During April, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,457 new items. The New Titles List l is arranged by location and covers 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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
Pictured from left to right are Kadija Robinson-Stallings, a senior majoring in studio art; Heather Lamb, a junior majoring in English; Jenna Carlson, a graduate student in dietetics; Marissa Sutera, a graduate student in business administration; Lauren Hunt, a senior majoring in elementary and special education; and Erin Smith, a junior majoring in art.
The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library honored six students as winners of the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity.
The graduate student award recipients were Jenna Carlson of Oak Park, Minn., for her paper, Comparison of Weight-Loss Programs, and Marissa Sutera of Oak Lawn for her paper, Fostering Intercultural Competencies through Global Awareness and Immersion.
Undergraduate student award recipients were: Lauren Hunt of Bloomington for her paper, Examining the Historical Representation of Native Americans within Children’s Literature; Heather Lamb of Morris for her paper, Altered Recurrence in ‘To the Lighthouse’; and Erin Smith of Oswego for her artwork, Pop Pop Perry. Kadija Robinson-Stallings of Chicago received an honorable mention for her artwork, In Living Color.
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 here.