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 will be offered regularly during the first five 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, 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Fridays through Sept. 26.

During the fall semester, Booth Library’s regular hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. For more information on the library, visit the website, www.library.eiu.edu; call 581-6072; or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

Post expires at 4:13pm on Friday September 26th, 2014

Story times offered at Booth Library

A series of free story times for children is planned in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library on the Eastern Illinois University campus.

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend the story times from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4 and 11 and Nov. 1 and 8. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition, Booth Library will participate in the WEIU Kids Day at the Castle on Aug. 23. A story time and activities will be presented by library staff. Other activities will include a bounce house, dance contest, games and prizes, free books, appearances by Daniel Tiger and much more. WEIU Kids Day at the Castle will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the front lawn in front of EIU’s Old Main.

For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, call 581-8442.

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All are invited to Booth Library Open House

Booth Library invites all students, faculty and staff to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to stop by for free ice cream and other treats. Play a trivia game for a chance to win books, note pads, print cards, cups, pencils, bags, EIU clothing and memorabilia, and more.

“This will be a fun event to welcome students to the library,” said Janice Derr, reference librarian. “We want students to get to know the library staff. We’re here to help.”

As part of the fun, a green screen will be set up so that staff, students and their friends can pose to create their very own “Read” poster. The finished poster will be sent digitally to the patron following the event.

Most activities will take place in the West Reading Room, in the northwest corner of the library’s main (third) floor. Tours will be offered beginning every half-hour from the Marvin Foyer on the north end of the building. All open house activities are free.

For more information, call the library reference desk at 581-6072 or find Booth Library on Facebook or Twitter.

Post expires at 5:24pm on Thursday September 4th, 2014

730 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in June

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 klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

Post expires at 12:00pm on Tuesday August 12th, 2014

653 New Items Added to Booth Library Collections in July

During July, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 653 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.

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Booth Library hosts international librarians from 10 countries

Fourteen guests representing libraries from 10 countries visited Booth Library on the Eastern Illinois University campus on June 11, 2014.

The visitors were serving as summer associates with the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs in Urbana. The group spent about a month in Illinois, touring libraries, participating in lectures and discussions, and visiting area tourist destinations.

While at EIU, the group had lunch, toured Booth Library and participated in a round-table discussion with library staff members.

In the front row from left to right are Grace Mbogo of Kenya; Bhakti Ranjan, India; Eunice Lesejane, South Africa; Allen Lanham, dean of library services, Booth Library; Jamie Luedtke, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs; and Modupe Oluwabiyi, Nigeria. In the second row are Anargul Essenaliyeva, Kazakhstan; Marlene Slough, head of acquisition services, Booth Library; Karen Whisler, head of collection management services, Booth Library; Eric Amoaful, Ghana; Newton Akrong, Ghana; Kishor Satpathy, India; Jihyeon Lee, South Korea; Graciela Quesada Fernandez, Costa Rica; and Huijun Sun, China. In the back row are Stacey Knight-Davis, head of library technology services, Booth Library; Peter Gatiti, Kenya; Brad Tolppanen, head of circulation services, Booth Library; Ramon Masis Rojas, Costa Rica; Bob Hillman, head of university archives and special collections, Booth Library; Steve Brantley, head of reference services, Booth Library; John Whisler, head of cataloging services, Booth Library; and Sher Afzal Khan, Pakistan.

In the front row from left to right are Grace Mbogo of Kenya; Bhakti Ranjan, India; Eunice Lesejane, South Africa; Allen Lanham, dean of library services, Booth Library; Jamie Luedtke, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs; and Modupe Oluwabiyi, Nigeria. In the second row are Anargul Essenaliyeva, Kazakhstan; Marlene Slough, head of acquisition services, Booth Library; Karen Whisler, head of collection management services, Booth Library; Eric Amoaful, Ghana; Newton Akrong, Ghana; Kishor Satpathy, India; Jihyeon Lee, South Korea; Graciela Quesada Fernandez, Costa Rica; and Huijun Sun, China. In the back row are Stacey Knight-Davis, head of library technology services, Booth Library; Peter Gatiti, Kenya; Brad Tolppanen, head of circulation services, Booth Library; Ramon Masis Rojas, Costa Rica; Bob Hillman, head of university archives and special collections, Booth Library; Steve Brantley, head of reference services, Booth Library; John Whisler, head of cataloging services, Booth Library; and Sher Afzal Khan, Pakistan.

 

Post expires at 12:18pm on Tuesday August 19th, 2014

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 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.