The Daily Eastern News

Booth dean outlines plans for new semester

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Zach Newell, the new dean of Booth Library, said he wants to improve the library by engaging the students in more meaningful ways. Newell said the goals for the library are to figure out what is working well for it and what could use some improvement to make the library stand out and be even better. Beth...

Booth Library offering tours Monday through Thursday

Booth Library offering tours Monday through Thursday

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students can see what resources are available in Booth Library from guided tours that are being offered until Sept. 13. Students, faculty and staff can begin tours by stopping by the Reference Services/ Research Help desk located on the north end of the building. The scheduled tour times are 10 a.m. a...

Booth Library to upgrade online catalog

Staff Report

July 13, 2018


Filed under News

Booth Library will upgrade the online catalog on July 23, most of the features and functions will remain the same, but new features will be added to improve the catalog. According to a press release, the upgrade will provide easier access to lists of materials users have checked out, the ability to...

1,000 new items cataloged by Booth Library in March

Staff Report

April 10, 2018


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Booth Library acquired and cataloged over 1,000 new items in March. These include donations to the library, re-cataloged items, government publications and consortium-wide purchases. Some of the titles in government publications are “Out of the Crucible: How the US Military Transformed Combat C...

Spring book sale coming to Booth

Parker Valentine, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2018


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Booth Library will hold their biannual spring book sale next week. On Wednesday, April 11, Booth Library will be selling hundreds of paperback fiction novels as well as many different academic books in a diverse range of subject areas. The library will hold the sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if weather...

Booth Library records millionth download for ‘The Keep’

Staff Report

February 12, 2018


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The 1-millionth download for Booth Library’s institutional repository, The Keep, was recorded on Feb. 6. The day’s biggest downloads were “Stress as a Moderator of Visual Perception: Do Elevated Stress Levels Interfere with Visual Cognition,” a graduate thesis by Ashley Ebersole, and “The...

Storytime continues at Booth Library

Staff Report

January 23, 2018


Filed under News

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays starting this week, children ages 3 to 7 can listen to a story in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library. The themes are as follows: Jan. 27- Latino Culture, Three Kings Day, sponsored by Latino American Student Organization Feb. 3, Valentine’s...

Booth Library exhibit to feature veterans’ service-related tattoos

Booth Library exhibit to feature veterans’ service-related tattoos

Staff Report

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos will be displayed in Booth Library’s latest exhibit, “Designs of Duty.” This exhibit can be seen at the library from Jan. 22 through May 11. According to a press release, “Designs of Duty” tell the stories of seven military...

Booth Library to offer thesis workshops

Staff Report

January 11, 2018


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Booth Library faculty members, in cooperation with the Graduate Student Advisory Council, are offering three Thesis Research 101 workshops. Thesis 101 Seminar 1: Researching the Literature with Steve Brantley, head of reference services, will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 6 and again from 10-11 a.m....

Booth offers incentives for library research

January 10, 2018


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Eastern students who have used resources from the Booth Library for their research can now enter the library’s “Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity” program. The program is open to all Eastern students. If campus finances allow, cash prizes of up to $300 will be awarded,...

Booth Library tours to be held the first 4 weeks of the semester

Staff Report

January 8, 2018


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Eastern students, faculty and staff can take a tour of Booth Library during the first four weeks of the semester. According to a press release, these tours are twenty minutes long. To go on one, participants do not need to sign up. People can go to the reference desk on the North end of the library...

EIU Meditation Club offers a sense of ease to students

EIU Meditation Club offers a sense of ease to students

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The EIU Meditation Club helped students relax before finals week at Booth Library with a guided meditation. The club is hosting other guided meditations during finals week to help students clear their minds and de-stress. Two classes, one at 5 p.m. and another 5:30 p.m., will be held on Monday in ...

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