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.