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2014 News

  • 2,095 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in December

    During December, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 2,095 new items. The list can be viewed at http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles. 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 any questions.
  • Tours of Booth Library

    Learn more about the University Library by taking a tour!

    Tours are offered three times a week through February 19th beginning at 6 p.m. on Mondays, 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Tours last about 45 minutes and will introduce you to our historic building, and the wealth of services and resources offered to you as an Eastern student. Everyone is welcome. To take a tour, simply go to the Marvin Foyer in the north entrance of Booth Library the scheduled time. No registration is required.

  • Stories, crafts, more are part of story time

    A series of story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story times from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 1, March 22, March 29 and April 5 and 12.

    Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information call 581-8442.

  • Tax Forms

    All federal and state tax forms and instruction manuals are available online at the Internal Revenue Service website www.irs.gov and the Illinois Department of Revenue website www.revenue.state.il.us.
  • 2,383 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in January

    During January, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 2,383 new items. The list can be viewed at http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles. 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 any questions.
  • Area librarians, potential library students invited to reception

    A gathering of library professionals and those interested in becoming librarians is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the West Reading Room at Booth Library.

    The event will provide a social environment for librarians, many of whom are alumni from the nearby Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, to reconnect with other professionals. The event is also open to anyone who wishes to learn more about careers in the field of library science.

    "Many students aren't aware of the careers available in library science," said Allen Lanham, dean of library services at Booth Library. "Those who complete undergraduate degrees in their area of interest, such as English, history or many other disciplines, can pair that with a master's degree in library science and open up new opportunities for future careers."

    For more information about this event, call 581-6061.

  • Booth Library remains open

    The EIU campus is officially closed, but Booth Library remains OPEN. We intend to maintain our regular hours and will be open until 1 a.m. Tuesday evening, Feb. 4, and from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 5. For any updates on library open hours, please check the library Facebook page, visit this website or call 581-6072.

    However, the "Muslim Journeys" book discussion scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday has been CANCELED.

  • Cut and Paste - EIU Zine Symposium

    The Cut and Paste - EIU Zine Symposium is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. March 5 in Witters Conference Room 4440 at Booth Library.

    The event will feature a round-table panel discussion with zine makers and academics; a zine production workshop in which participants can learn to make their own zine; and a documentary screening of the film "Zined!" (followed by a question-and-answer discussion with the panelists).

    Zines are noncommercial, nonprofessional, small circulation magazines that are produced, published and distributed by the creators. They often focus on topics outside the status quo, such as musical tastes, subcultures, etc. Zines are described as being more than a personal letter, but less than a magazine. They are generally 10 to 40 pages long and are handmade, often through cut-and-paste methods.

    Those who attend the March 5 symposium will learn more about zines from experts and then have a chance to practice creating their own. The event is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is required. Seating will be limited to the first 50 who arrive.

    The EIU program will begin with a round-table discussion about the subcultural significance of fanzine, or "zine," culture as a form of do-it-yourself publishing.

    Panelists will include David Gracon, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at EIU, who created the Ape fanzine from 1995 to 1999; Robert Peterson, professor of art history at EIU, who specializes in comics, manga, graphic novels and graphic design; and Jason Pankoke a writer, designer and graphic artist from Champaign who has worked in the publishing and printing fields for more than 20 years.

    Joining the panel via Skype will be Liz Mason of Chicago, who has been self-publishing for 17 years and has appeared on a reality show to provide instruction on publishing zines. Lainie Duro of Austin, Texas, will join the panel via conference call. Duro joined the zine movement in the '80s and published the poetry zine Lime Green Bulldozers under the banner of Oyster Publications.

    Following the panel discussion, symposium participants will participate in a hands-on creative workshop in which they can create their own zine or a group zine. The panelists will lead this activity and will give loose instructions in free-form zine construction, as well as the key tenets of the zine aesthetic. Participants can draw, write, sketch or use other media texts (magazines, etc.). Supplies such as paper, markers, scissors, etc., will be provided. No experience or artistic skills are required to participate.

    The symposium will end with a video screening of the 30-minute documentary "Zined! A Documentary," created by Marc Moscato. The video is a documentation of the zine scene in Buffalo, N.Y., in the mid-'90s and features EIU's Gracon and his former zine, Ape. Discussion will follow the film screening.

    A related zine exhibit will be on display from Feb. 20 through March 12 in the third-floor south hallway of the library.

    The Cut and Paste -- EIU Zine Symposium is co-sponsored by Booth Library and the Department of Communication Studies. Organizers are David Gracon; Steve Brantley, associate professor and head of reference services at Booth Library; and Janice Derr, reference librarian at Booth Library.

    More details about this event can be found here. For more information contact Gracon at dgracon@eiu.edu or 541-914-7113; or Steve Brantley at jsbrantley@eiu.edu or 581-7542.

  • 2,397 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in February

    During February, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 2,397 new items. The list can be viewed at http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles. 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 any questions.
  • Library is finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced that Booth Library is a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community.

    Medal finalists are selected from nationwide nominations of libraries and museums that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach. Booth Library is one of 30 national finalists for the award, and one of only 15 libraries chosen from throughout the United States.

    Booth Library was nominated based on its extensive program series and other events for the community. Series have included exhibits and programs based on different topics each semester, including America's Music, Farm Life, Elizabeth I, Frankenstein, Benjamin Franklin, Teachers Tame the Prairie, Harry Potter's World, Building Memories: Creating a Campus Community and the current program series, Muslim Journeys. These series have offered a variety of films, discussions, lectures, musical and theater performances, exhibits and other activities for free to the community.

    In addition, Booth Library sponsors many other programs for the campus and community at large. For example, through the Booth After Hours program, specific campus groups are invited to the library after hours for programs designed specifically for them. Area high school classes regularly visit Booth Library for free instruction and research help from Booth reference librarians. For several years, the library has welcomed librarians from around the world as part of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs. In addition, the library recently hosted a reception for area librarians to network and reconnect.

    "Our library is dedicated to quality public service," said Allen Lanham, dean of library services. "We excel at providing materials and information to Eastern's students and faculty. However, a major goal is to create an environment in which citizens in our region can explore topics of interest and take time to discuss issues with others as they remain active learners."

    Finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service are chosen because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

    "Museums and libraries serve as civic gathering places, bringing together individuals in pursuit of educational resources, community connections, skills development, and multifaceted lifelong learning," said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. "We are very proud to announce Booth Library as a finalist for the 2014 National Medal. This year's National Medal finalists illustrate the many ways museums and libraries can excite lifelong learning and civic engagement."

    IMLS is encouraging community members who have visited Booth Library to "share their story" on the IMLS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USIMLS, which is accessible here. Community members are encouraged to visit the site to post comments, photos or videos demonstrating how Booth Library has made an impact on them.

    The National Medal for Museum and Library Service winners will be announced in April, and the medals will be awarded during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the 2014 National Medal finalists, click here.

    About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. IMLS' grant making, policy development and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit http://www.imls.gov or follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

    This year, IMLS celebrates the 20th anniversary of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. For the past two decades, the National Medal has honored outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Including 2013 winners, 132 institutions have received this honor, and 10 additional institutions will be awarded in 2014.

  • NoteBooth newsletter now available

    The current issue of NoteBooth, the newsletter of Booth Library, is available at www.library.eiu.edu/notebooth.

    Several Muslim Journeys events are coming up soon!

    Help us celebrate our recognition as a finalist for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Beginning March 18, please share your story about how Booth Library has made a difference in your life! Upload comments, pictures, and videos at: www.facebook.com/USIMLS.


    In an effort to conserve resources, NoteBooth is no longer distributed in print.
  • Periodical Review List

    The lists of periodical and standing order subscriptions selected for cancellation have been compiled for campus review. 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.
  • Edible Book Festival planned April 14

    Booth Library will sponsor its fourth annual Edible Book Festival on April 14 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 between 3 and 5 p.m. April 14. Items will be on display for public viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Judging will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., with the winners announced at 6 p.m.

    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 electronic entry form is available here. 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 12 and should 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.

  • Book sale to highlight National Library Week activities

    Booth Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-19 by sponsoring several activities.

    On April 14, the library will host the fourth annual Edible Book Festival. The reception and judging of the entries will be from 5 to 6 p.m., and the entries will be on display until 8 p.m. 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 served; however, refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded. Entries will be accepted through April 12. The electronic entry form is available here.

    On April 16, the annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 16, the winners of the 2014 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.

    Throughout April, two exhibits will be on display in the third floor south hallway in honor of National Library Week. One display presents the works of author Judy Blume, who is the honorary chairwoman of National Library Week. The exhibit curator is Jeanne Goble. In the third-floor south hallway is an exhibit titled "Lives Change," which looks at the ways libraries and books have changed the lives of library staff. The curator of this exhibit was Ellen Corrigan. The "Lives Change" panels also may be viewed here.

    More information about National Library Week can be found on the Booth Library Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BoothLibrary.

  • 2,485 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in March

    During March, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 2,485 new items. The list can be viewed at http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles. 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 any questions.
  • Students: Make an appointment for one-on-one research help

    Students needing research help now have the option of requesting an appointment with a librarian through the library's website. Reference librarians will work one-on-one with students to help them complete assignments, research projects, papers, thesis, etc.

    Students also can make an appointment not related to an assignment, but just to become more familiar with library resources and services.

    Students wishing to make a personal appointment with a librarian may do so here. The librarians will strive to make an appointment with you on your preferred date and time.

    "Students have always had the option to request a one-on-one session with a librarian, but many people, students and faculty alike, are not aware that we are available for such personalized help," said Steve Brantley, head of Reference Services at the library. "The online form lets you know we are available and is an easy way to arrange a time that works with your schedule."

    Reference librarians are available for research help at any time - without an appointment - at the reference desk on the main floor of the library. Students also may get help through the Ask-a-Librarian service by phone (581-6072), via email or through the 24 hour-a-day chat service. Click here for more information.

    "Library resources can be complicated. Getting the best information for your needs requires patience, practice and often guidance," Brantley said. "At Booth, the reference librarians consider helping you succeed at EIU central to their mission. We are excited that this avenue of communication is being highlighted. We love helping our students!"

  • Edible Book Festival brings in dozens of entries

    About 40 entries were received for Booth Library's fourth annual Edible Book Festival, held on April 14 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, "Dog Eat Dog" by Beth Heldebrandt and Janahn Kolden; silver winner, "Splat the Cat" by Michael Carlen.

    Dean's Choice: gold winner, "How Do Penguins Play?" by Roxanne Frey and granddaughters; silver winner, "Lard of the Fries," by Ann Brownson.

    Best in Show - Family Entry: "My Own Private Idaho" by Mark and Sarah Johnson; honorable mention, "Charlotte's Web" by Steve Brantley and Family.

    Best in Show - Funniest Pun: "Forest? Gump" by David Bell; honorable mention, "(De)Canterb(er)ry Tales" by Heather Wohltman.

    Best in Show - Children's Book Theme: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Georgia Ryan; honorable mention, "When the Beet Was Born" by Robert Hillman and "The Lorax" by Alyson Vaaler and Samantha Bobbitt.

    Best in Show - Student Entry: "Reading is Sweet as a Peach" by Michelle Cheval and Justin Decker; honorable mention, "Trumpet of the Swan" by Riannon Neidigh and "Cookie Monster's Good Time to Eat" by Spencer Powell.

    Pictures of the winning entries are posted in The Keep and can be accessed here.

  • Six earn Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity

    award winnersPictured 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.

  • 10 are winners of National Medal for Museum and Library Service

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the names of 10 museums and libraries in the United States that will be awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

    Booth Library was named a finalist for this honor; however, it was not chosen as one of the five libraries to receive the medal.

    Dean of Library Services Allen Lanham said Thursday that while it was disheartening to learn the library was not chosen for the medal, he is extremely proud that Booth Library was named a finalist for this honor. Finalists were selected from nominations of libraries and museums that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach. Booth Library was one of only 15 libraries, and the only academic library, honored from across the nation.

    "In addition to our core mission of providing information services to our students and faculty, we consistently try to present exhibits and public programs to the campus and Charleston-area community," Lanham said. "To be recognized for these efforts was truly special, and we will wear our status as a national finalist as a badge of honor."

    Lanham thanked the many members of the campus and community for their kind remarks and support since the library was named a finalist. "Dozens of patrons shared their positive stories about Booth Library on Facebook, and many others contacted me privately," he said. "It was very humbling to read and hear all of these comments."

    The 2014 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:

    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    • Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Ill.

    • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.

    • Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Mo.

    • Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Conn.

    • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, N.C.

    • Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, N.M.

    • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Okla.

    • Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass.

    To learn more about the 2014 National Medal finalists, visit www.imls.gov/medals. To learn more about Booth Library, visit www.library.eiu.edu or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Distressed? De-stress during Finals Week at Booth Library

    Booth Library will offer a program titled "Distressed? De-stress," a variety of activities to help students combat stress and take a break during finals week.

    Throughout the day on May 6, students are invited to visit the third-floor east lounge, where there will be board games, puzzles, origami, mad libs, coloring pages and more for students. In addition, Calvin, a golden retriever and certified therapy dog, will greet students from 2 to 4 p.m. outside the north entrance (weather permitting; otherwise, inside the Marvin Foyer).

    Also, from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 5, 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 3; noon to 1 a.m. May 4; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. May 5-8, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9.

    For more information on the library, visit the website, www.library.eiu.edu; call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 1,457 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in April

    During April, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,457 new items. The list can be viewed at http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles. 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 any questions.
  • Tolppanen publishes book on Churchill’s visit to North America in 1929

    A Booth Library faculty member with a lifelong love of history recently published his first book, which examines a little-known period in the life of influential world leader Winston Churchill.

    Bradley P. Tolppanen of Charleston, head of circulation services at the library, said he has always had an interest in Churchill, and when he read that Churchill had taken a three-month trip to Canada and the United States in 1929 - before his stint as the powerful prime minister of Britain during the 1940s and 1950s - he was inspired to learn more.

    "Other published works on Churchill mention his 1929 visit only briefly," Tolppanen said. "I thought it was worth further study."

    Tolppanen spent four years researching and writing his recently published book, Churchill in North America, 1929: A Three Month Tour of Canada and the United States.

    At this point in his political career, Churchill already had served in parliament and as minister of war and colonial secretary under British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, as well as chancellor of the exchequer. But with the defeat of the Conservative Party in 1929, Churchill was out of government. It was at this time that he chose to take an extended visit to North America with his son, brother and nephew.

    Churchill and his entourage traveled westward through Canada to California, and then eastward across the U.S. to New York City, taking time for a short visit with U.S. President Herbert Hoover. The group traveled mostly by private rail car, and Churchill accepted few requests for speaking engagements, preferring to keep this trip for leisure.

    "Churchill was a great traveler," Tolppanen said. "He came to the U.S. a number of times, but this was his longest trip."

    Churchill in North America takes an in-depth look at this visit, detailing the various stops he made along the way, the influential friends who hosted him and his impressions of Canada and America, taken from his own writings.

    Tolppanen gathered many interesting facts, anecdotes and photos for the book by researching through library materials, archival documents, electronic databases and personal visits to sites that included Chicago and his native city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Tolppanen said he was fascinated to learn that Churchill became interested and invested in the U.S. stock market during his visit.

    "He saw lots of opportunities over here to make a fortune," he said. "He plunged right in to the stock market" and was still visiting New York City during the crash in late October 1929, when he suffered heavy financial losses.

    Churchill in North America, 1929: A Three Month Tour of Canada and the United States is available for purchase at Amazon.com. It also is in the Booth Library collection.

    Tolppanen serves as professor of library services and history bibliographer at Booth Library, where he has worked since 1999. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and political science from the University of Calgary; a master of arts in history from the University of New Brunswick; and a master of library and information studies from the University of Alberta.

    He and his wife, Lori, reside in Charleston with their two children.

  • Summer exhibits now on display

    Booth Library recently unveiled several new exhibits throughout the library.

    In the North Lobby, read about Famous Performers at EIU and Famous Former EIU Students, including Jerry Van Dyke and Tony Romo. In the Marvin Foyer, view more detailed displays on two famous EIU alums, Joan Allen and Burl Ives.

    In the third-floor reference hallway, take a look at exhibits that document the history of Illini Girls State and Boys State at Eastern Illinois University. These programs for high school students are sponsored by the American Legion and held each June on the Charleston campus.

    In the south lobby, Booth Library continues its tribute to Dr. Earl Boyd, former chair of the EIU music department and composer of the EIU fight song.

  • 1,113 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in May

    During May, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,113 new items. The list can be viewed at http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles. 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 any questions.