In the spring of this year we lost one of our most beloved writers…
5 ways she will be remembered:
♦ Poet laureate
She was the first African-American woman to read poetry at a presidential inauguration (President Clinton’s, 1993).
♦ Prose writer
She was best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
♦ Civil rights leader
She worked with both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
She was a talented dancer, actress, film director, and producer.
She earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a National Medal of Arts, three Grammy Awards, and more than 30 honorary degrees. She was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.
In celebration of the life of poet laureate Maya Angelou, the following resources from the library’s collection have been put on display in the 3000 S corridor of Booth Library. Visit the library to check out the books, or follow the links to the catalog record, or right into the electronic book.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2009x (Book stacks)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2009x (Read and Relax)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
E185.97 .A56 A3 1969 (Book stacks)
The Heart of a Woman
PS3551 .N464 Z465 2009
Letters to My Daughter
PS3551.N464 Z468 2008
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
PS3551.N464 Z476 2002
Still I Rise
PS3551.N464 A8 2001
PS3551.N464 P48 2000
Maya Angelou: Poems
PS3551.N464 A6 1993x
Even the Stars Look Lonesome
PS3551.N464 E94 1997b
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
PS3551.N464 Z463 1997x
A Brave and Startling Truth
PS3551.N464 B7 1995
On the Pulse of Morning
PS3551.N464 O53 1993
Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
PS3551.N464 W68 1993
I Shall Not Be Moved
PS3551.N464 I17 1990
By Maya Angelou
Kofi and His Magic
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me
At this time of the year, many parts of the country are facing seasonal (or ongoing) water scarcity or water contamination issues. Here are a few related government documents addressing the issue. They are all part of the Booth Library government information collections.
GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS–WATER QUALITY
GovDocs PDF file: Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act, 2014
Federal GovDocs online EPA report : The State of Colorado Did Not Fully Assure That Funds That Mining Wastes and Remove Contaminants from Water Were Effectively Spent, 2014
Federal GovDocs online–Public Health and Drinking Water Issues, 2011
State of Illinois GovDocs: Our own state’s latest water quality report Illinois State Water Survey Annual Report, 2004-2005
Because historical novels can whisk readers away to a different time and place, they can be great choices for summer reading. Here’s a list of 30 new and popular titles covering a wide variety of eras and locales.
All are available for checkout. Click on each title to jump to Booth Library’s Online Catalog and get a synopsis and shelf location for each book.
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life
Sarah Blake, The Postmistress
World War II England
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Cavendon Hall
World War I England
Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
Early 20th-century Washington State
Bernard Cornwell, 1356: A Novel
Laurel Corona, Penelope’s Daughter
Anton DiSclafani, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Sarah Dunant, Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
David Ebershoff, The 19th Wife
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists
Ariana Franklin, A Murderous Procession
Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra
Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things
Daisy Goodwin, The American Heiress
Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Nancy Horan, Under the Wide and Starry Sky
19th-century Europe, California, and the South Seas
Conn Iggulden, Emperor: The Gates of Rome
Hannah Kent, Burial Rites
Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings
Early 19th-century Charleston, South Carolina
Barbara Kyle, The King’s Daughter
Valerie Martin, The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
19th-century America and at sea
Colum McCann, TransAtlantic
Newfoundland in 1909, Dublin in 1845, and New York in 1998
Jennifer McMahon, The Winter People
Early 20th-century Vermont
Kate Morton, The Distant Hours
World War II and modern England
TaraShea Nesbit, The Wives of Los Alamos
World War II-era New Mexico
Laura Joh Rowland, The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte
Amy Tan, The Valley of Amazement
19th and early 20th-century Shanghai and San Francisco
James Wilde, Time of the Wolf
We are delighted to launch a new information service to Eastern Illinois University students, staff and faculty. Beginning in fall 2014 the reference librarians at Booth library will be regularly posting reviews of reference resources, booklists, “virtual displays” and other information pieces that showcase the resources and research available at EIU’s Mary J. Booth Library. You will find the home of “Reference News” on the Reference Services pages of the Booth Web site, Facebook, and Twitter.
Booth Library is pleased to launch a new information service , “govnews.” Govnews will share interesting and topical stories featuring government information found in the Booth Library Government Documents collections. We hope this service will enhance your knowledge and assist you with finding important and often hard-to-find Illinois State and Federal Government information.
Booth Library has a history of hosting traveling exhibits from the American Library Association, National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Library of Medicine. Topics have ranged from the life of Queen Elizabeth I to Harry Potter to our award-winning Frankenstein exhibit.
Library staff has also created many of its own major exhibitions, including Teachers Tame the Prairie and Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s. Other grant-funded programs, including America’s Music and Muslim Journeys, have earned national recognition.
Faculty and students from throughout campus are encouraged to participate in our exhibit and program series. Stay tuned for updates and ways to get involved in future programming.
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 email@example.com if you have questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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