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Posted on April 30th, 2015

Parks & Recreation logoBetter weather is FINALLY here–so we can finally enjoy the great outdoors…Whether you’re planning a trip to a new and exotic location, swimming at the municipal pool, revisiting your favorite haunts or prefer armchair traveling on your porch with an iced tea, chances are we have what you’re looking for (as well as a few surprises).

The Parks and Recreation display in Reference has maps, pamphlets, guides, books, and videos–most of which are available for check-out–on places like St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the U.S.A.; the Northwest’s famous Pacific Crest Trail where one can hike or backpack all or parts of the trail from Mexico to Canada; pedal along your favorite Illinois bike path; camp, surf, swim, or beach-comb along the Pacific coastline of Mexico, California, Oregon, Washington, Canada or Alaska; follow in the footsteps of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who trekked 8000 miles in 28 months; sign-up for the rafting-ride-of-a-lifetime along the Snake River; or read Aldo Leopold’s classic A Sand County Almanac whose book begins with “There are those who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.”

This display highlights only a fraction of what’s available to you in our collection. Happy trails and happy summer!


Book Stacks E 158 .C827 2001 America’s national scenic trails / by Kathleen Ann Cordes.
Book Stacks F 532.I5 S35 2013 Dreams of duneland: a pictorial history of the Indiana Dunes Region / Kenneth J. Schoon.
Book Stacks F 536 .D49x Directory of Illinois museums: including historical, cultural and scientific agencies.
Book Stacks F 539.3 .P64 2012 Oddball Illinois: a guide to 450 really strange places / Jerome Pohlen.
Book Stacks F 547.J2 M637 1954x Flowering plants and ferns of Giant City State Park / by Robert H. Mohlenbrock.
Book Stacks F 547.L3 C74 2002x Starved Rock State Park: the work of the CCC along the I & M Canal / Dennis H. Cremin, Charlene Giardina.
Book Stacks F 547.L3 S25 Starved Rock State Park and its environs / by Carl O. Sauer, Gilbert H. Cady and Henry C. Cowles.
Book Stacks F 548.18 .F57 1987 Country walks near Chicago / by Alan Fisher.
Book Stacks F 548.18 .F7625 Frommer’s Chicago with kids.
Book Stacks F 548.18 .T47 2004x Chicago : off the beaten path / Cliff Terry.
Book Stacks F 548.37 .C495 2007x Chicago / edited by Suzanne Lander.
Book Stacks F 782.R59 F73 2013 Making Rocky Mountain National Park: the environmental history of an American treasure / Jerry J. Frank.
Book Stacks F 852.3 .D47 2000 Guide to America’s outdoors. Pacific Northwest / by Bob Devine.



Book Stacks G 1105 .N4 2000 National geographic atlas of natural America.
Book Stacks GV 1045.5.M55 S44 1995 Mountain biker’s guide to the Midwest: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois / Dave Shepherd.
Book Stacks GV 174 .D87 1999x Wilderness within: reflections on leisure and life / Daniel L. Dustin.
Book Stacks GV 182 .J66 2005x Invention of the park: recreational landscapes from the Garden of Eden to Disney’s Magic Kingdom / Karen R. Jones and John Wills.
Book Stacks GV 191.4 .J46 1995 Outdoor recreation in America / Clayne R. Jensen.
Book Stacks GV 199.42.I3 P67 2009 Hiking Illinois / Susan L. Post.
Book Stacks GV 199.42.I32 I454 1998 Hiking & biking the I & M Canal National Heritage Corridor / by Jim Hochgesang.
Book Stacks GV 199.42.I6 M34 2000 Hiking Indiana / Sally McKinney.
Book Stacks GV 199.42.M82 S757 2012 Best hikes near St. Louis / JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner.
Book Stacks GV 53 .L54 2006 America’s boardwalks: from Coney Island to California / James Lilliefors.


Book Stacks QE 105 .W6 1997 Geology underfoot in Illinois / Raymond Wiggers.
Book Stacks QE 106.I34 G85 2004x Guide to the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area / Samuel V. Panno [and others].
Book Stacks QH 105.F6 B66 2002 Book of the Everglades / edited by Susan Cerulean.
Book Stacks QH 105.I3 A53 1997 Nature of Chicago / Isabel S. Abrams.
Book Stacks QH 105.M55 S48 2996 Smithsonian guides to natural America. The Northern Plains– Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota / text, Lansing Shepard.
Book Stacks QH 105.N7 D39 2007 Field guide to the natural world of New York City / Leslie Day.
Book Stacks QH 75 .D83 2011 Authenticity in nature: making choices about the naturalness of ecosystems / Nigel Dudley.
Book Stacks QH 76 .M53 2009 Wilderness in national parks: playground or preserve / John C. Miles.
Book Stacks QH 76.5.I5 Z98 2002 Guide to Illinois nature centers & interpretive trails / Walter G. Zyznieuski and George S. Zyznieuski.
Book Stacks QH 81 .L56 1989x Sand County almanac, and sketches here and there / by Aldo Leopold.
Book Stacks QH 81 .N67 2002 Norton book of nature writing / edited by Robert Finch and John Elder.


Book Stacks S 916.I3 N47x Nature of Illinois.
Book Stacks S 932.E22 D74 2010 America’s natural places. East and Northeast / Donelle Nicole Dreese.
Book Stacks S 932.P33 S27 2010 America’s natural places. Pacific and West / Methea Sapp.
Book Stacks S 932.R63 E57 2010 America’s natural places. Rocky Mountains and Great Plains / Kelly Enright.
Book Stacks S 932.S84 K69 2010 America’s natural places. South and Southeast / Stacy S. Kowtko.
Book Stacks SB 486.P76 O97 1994 Our endangered parks: what you can do to protect our national heritage / National Parks and Conservation Association; with profiles by Jeffrey Davis.


Book Stacks TX 1110 .F74 2005 Complete RV handbook: a guide to getting the most out of life on the road / Jayne Freeman.
Book Stacks Y 4.R 31/3:110-26 No child left inside: reconnecting kids with the outdoors / joint oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans, joint with the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources
Book Stacks Y 4.R 31/3:110-7 Yellowstone National Park bison: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, March 20, 2007.


BTC 333.78 G259ma Managing green spaces: careers in wilderness and wildlife management / Suzy Gazlay.
BTC 590 R727ark Ark in the park: the story of Lincoln Park Zoo / Mark Rosenthal, Carol Tauber, and Edward Uhlir.
BTC 796.01 B882in In the park / Nikki Bundey.


Docs 582.13 NATU Nature’s palette: a guide to wildflower color in Illinois / by John Schwegman.
Docs 597.176 COMM Common freshwater fish of Illinois.
Docs 597.8 ILLI 2 Illinois landowner’s guide to amphibian conservation / R.E. Szafoni, et al.
Docs 598.34 NAVO Illinois lakeshore birds / prepared by Jason Navota.


Docs 917.73 I29ip Illinois prairie heritage.
Docs 917.73 ILLI26 Illinois Amtrak calendar of events: fun guide.
Docs 917.73 TIME2 Time traveler: a guide to historic Illinois.
Docs 917.7304929 ILLI3 Illinois weekend adventure guide.
Docs 917.7356 WELC 2008 Welcome to the Illinois State Capitol.
Docs 917.773 FIRS4 First official goodtimes guide to southern Illinois.


Docs A 13.13:D 54 Diamond Fork Youth Forest, Utah
Docs A 13.13:H 94/5/999 River Road Scenic Byway-Huron National Forest .
Docs A 13.13:L 58/3 Discovering the legacy of Lewis and Clark: bicentennial commemoration 2003-2006 / Frank Muhly, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
Docs A 13.13:SH 7/8 Shoshone National Forest visitor guide: America’s first national forest / Wyoming / US Forest Service.
Docs A 13.13:W15/20 Wild & scenic Snake River guide.
Docs A 13.2:F53/9 Fishing your national forests.
Docs A 13.2:F61/6 Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway: a national forest and state of Colorado scenic byway.
Docs A 13.2:T 62/2009 Toquima Cave rock art site, Utah
Docs A 13.36/2:C 71/2/2011 Southwestern Colorado public lands campground guide.
Docs A 13.36/2:N21/21/996 Guide to your national forests and other lands administered by the Forest Service
Docs A 13.36/2:N42M/2 New Mexico recreation and heritage guide /  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [et al.].
Docs A 13.36/2:R 5-RG-172 Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit: 7.5  quadrangle / US Forest Service; Pacific Southwest Region.
Docs A 13.36/2:W 64/10 Winter wildlife viewing guide: Garden Valley, Idaho.
Docs A 13.36/2:W75/995 Wisconsin’s national forests: pocket guide / US Forest Service.
Docs A 13.36/2-6:R 10-RG-158 Tongass National Forest: Juneau area trails guide / US Forest Service.
Docs A 13.36/2-6:R 5-RG-152 Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, California series–central Sierra: Le Conte Canyon to Barker Pass / US Forest Service.
Docs A 13.36/2-6:R8-RG167 Jefferson National Forest, Virginia / US Forest Service.


Docs G 4101.E63 1987 .I4 Illinois canoeing guide.
Docs I 28.2:ST2/5 Minerals in the 50 states / U.S. Department of the Interior.
Docs I 29.2:AR 4/4 Arkansas Post National Memorial, Arkansas / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.2:C 99 Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.2:G29/3/DRAFT/SUM. Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District, Colorado /Summary: study of alternatives.
Docs I 29.2:R 59/20 Ancient native Americans in Rock Creek Park: District of Columbia / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.2:SA 2 A St. Augustine at 450 years.
Docs I 29.2:SCI 2/2 National Park Service science in the 21st century: a National Parks Science Committee report / Sylvia A. Earle [et al.].
Docs I 29.21:EF4/2/995 Effigy mounds National Monument, Iowa: official map and guide.
Docs I 29.21:EL 5/4 Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: New York-New Jersey / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.21:ER 4 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (N.Y.)
Docs I 29.21:H 82/2/998 Hovenweep National Monument Colorado/Utah: official map and guide.
Docs I 29.21:J 61/3/2010 John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.21:N 22/2/2012 Navajo National Monument, Arizona / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.21:OR 3/6 Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.21:W 58/6/2013/SPAN.-ENG. White Sands National Monument, New Mexico / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.39:G 56/2014 Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.39:M 46  Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona/Nevada.
Docs I 29.39:M 69 I/2001 Mississippi National River and Recreation Area / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.39:W 57/2/2000 Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, California / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.6/5:P 76/2 Potomac heritage: Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Lancaster, and Richmond counties, Virginia; explore Virginia’s Nothern Neck by bicycle.
Docs I 29.6/6:K 12 Kalaupapa: Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Hawaii / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.6/6:P 18/2 Palo Alto Battlefield.
Docs I 29.8:B 48/2009 Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky and Tennessee / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.8:P 23/4/2000 National park system map and guide: [United States] / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.8:P 44/2009 Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia / National Park Service.
Docs I 29.86/4:L 63 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic site: cultural landscape report / prepared by Lucy Lawliss and Susan Hitchcock.


Docs I 53.2:OR 3/25 National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center: junior pioneer book / U.S. Department of the Interior.
Docs I 53.2:P 95/2000 Pryor Mountain National Wild Horse Range / U.S. Department of the Interior.
Docs I 53.2:R 52/3/999 Alaska river adventures.
Docs I 53.7/2:AR 4 I/7 La Posa off-highway vehicle guide map (Yuma, Arizona)  / U.S. Department of the Interior.
Docs I 53.7/2:M 69 O/3 Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument: boaters’ guide, Fort Benton to Coal Banks Landing / BLM; Fort Benton River Management Station.


Docs Maps  A 13.36/2-6:R 8-RG 26/2002 Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
Docs Maps A 13.36/2-6:R 5-RG-167 Sequoia National Forest atlas, including Giant Sequoia National Monument: 7.5  quadrangle topographic maps / US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region.
Docs A 13.36/2-6:R 5-RG-177 Sierra National Forest, California / US Forest Service.
Docs Maps A 13.36/2-6:R 8-RG-348/2011 Kisatchie National Forest, Caney Ranger District, Louisiana / US Forest Service


Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2007 .N4x Illinois, official bicycle map, east central Illinois, map 5 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.
Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2007 .N52x Illinois, official bicycle map, northwestern Illinois, map 2 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.
Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2007 .N5x Illinois, official bicycle map, southeastern Illinois, map 7 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.
Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2007 .N6x Illinois official bicycle map, Shawnee region, map 9 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.
Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2008 .N61x Illinois, official bicycle map, I & M Canal to Iroquois, map 3 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.
Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2008 .N62x Illinois, official bicycle map, southwestern Illinois, map 8 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.
Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2008 .N63x Illinois, official bicycle map, Springfield and westernmost Illinois, map 6 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.
Docs Maps G 4101.E63 2009 .N61x Illinois, official bicycle map, Chicago/northeastern Illinois, map 1 / Northern Illinois University through the Cartography Laboratory.


DVDs – 4000 Level F1017 .C36 2005x .DVD Canada [videorecording] / Pilot Film and TV Productions Ltd.
DVDs – 4000 Level F597 .M54 2006x .DVD Midwest USA [videorecording] / DVD Masters.
DVDs – 4000 Level F782.M52 M47 2007x .DVD Mesa Verde National Park [videorecording].
DVDs – 4000 Level F788 .G73 2001x .DVD Grand Canyon [videorecording]: the world’s great natural wonder / producer/director Dale Johnson.
DVDs – 4000 Level F912.M23 D363 2005x .DVD Denali, Alaska’s great wilderness [videorecording] / a co-production of ABC/Kane Productions and BBC in association with Trebitsch Produktion International GmbH and PBS.
DVDs – 4000 Level PN1997 .P865x .DVD Punishment park [videorecording] / a Francoise Films production; directed by Peter Watkins.


Doc Maps G4102.M5 2006 .I4x Mississippi Palisades State Park.
Doc Maps G4102.P9 2007 .I4x Pyramid State Park.
Doc Maps G4102.W57 2006 .I4x Wolf Creek State Park.
Doc Maps I 19.79:W 64 Celebrating America’s national wilderness preservation system
Doc Maps I 29.8:C16/2 Historical map & guide to the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor : America’s first national heritage corridor. / produced by Canal Corridor Association.


Docs I 53.2:OU8/4 Unlimited outdoor adventure: something for everyone.
Doc Maps I 53.7/2:K66 Klamath Falls Resource Area, Lakeview District, Oregon/ United States Department of the Interior.
Doc Maps I 53.7/2:SA3/995 Lower Salmon River boater’s guide : Hammer Creek to Heller Bar, Idaho / [edited by Luverne Grussing and Jennifer Jones].
Doc Maps I 53.7/2:W99/47 Wyoming, “unlimited outdoor adventure.”
Book Stacks QH 105.I3 J44 2014 Exploring nature in Illinois: a field guide to the Prairie State / Michael Jeffords and Susan Post.
Book Stacks QL 1 .F4 N.S. num.115 Fieldiana. Zoology.
Book Stacks QL 1 .F4 N.S. num.115 Fishes of Will County, Illinois / Philip W. Willink, Francis M. Veraldi.



Reference & Book Stacks QL 684.I3 B64 1989 Birds of Illinois / H. David Bohlen.
Reference GV 1045.5.I3 S76 2003x Chicago mountain bike trails guide / by P.L. Strazz.
Reference GV 53 .E53 2004 vol 1 Encyclopedia of recreation and leisure in America / Gary S. Cross, editor.
Reference GV 53 .E53 2004 vol 2 Encyclopedia of recreation and leisure in America / Gary S. Cross, editor.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted on April 26th, 2015



May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

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All through the month of April, EIU is celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,–a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States–with an offering of lectures, field trips, conferences, and films that explore the meaning and context of Asian culture in the United States and worldwide.
Booth Library has several materials that explore diverse perspectives and ideas about Asian-Pacific American heritage.  Check out the following materials below and help us celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

DVD’s (located on the 4000 level of Booth Library)

Yŏnp’ung yŏn’ga = Love Wind, Love Song (1999)

PN1997 .L687x .DVD

A Korean drama about a man and woman who meet one day while chasing a pickpocket at the airport and develop feelings for each other.

Island of Temples (1973) 
M1824.I53 I85x .DVD

Filmed in Bali, this folk-music documentary illustrates the day-to-day life of the islanders, their folk songs, Gamelan orchestras and dance-dramas. The temple is the focal point of each village, where the villagers gather for religious ceremonies as well as for music and dance.

DVD cover imageOnce Were Warriors (2002) 
PN1997 .O634x DVD

In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal’s charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth’s beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake’s beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed. more

Khamosh pani = Silent Waters (2004)
PN1997 .K5125x .DVD
Set in Pakistan, in 1979, as the country begins embracing Islamic nationalism. Widowed Ayesha lives in Charkhi, Punjab with her son Saleem, who is one of those caught up in the new fundamentalist teachings. As Saleem and his friends attempt to enforce their beliefs on the local community the situation is made even more difficult by the arrival of Sikh pilgrims. 2005 award winning film from the Association of Asian Studies Film Festival (in Panjabi and Urdu with English subtitles).

Tasŏt kae ŭi sisŏn = If You Were Me 2
PN1995.9.D6 T376 2007x .DVD
A collection of Korean short films from the Korean Film Council. In Korean with subtitles in Korean, English, French or Spanish

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
PN1997 .C789x .DVD
Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love.

Yi Yi = A One and a Two …
PN1997 .Y552x .DVD
Originally released in 2000. Three generations of a middle-class Taiwanese family living in modern Taipei have their personal problems – failing business, lost love, endangered health, and more – to deal with in Edward Yang’s nicely observed slice-of-life drama. Filmed with a static camera and edited in an unhurried rhythm, this intimate story unfolds over the course of a year that begins with a wedding and ends with a funeral.

Current Affairs: The Middle East

Rethinking a Middle East in Transition

DS65.2.U5 R48 2011xbook cover image

Armies and State-Building in the Modern Middle East: Politics, Nationalism and Military Reform
UA832 .C76 2014x

The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East
DS36.7 .T45 2013x

The Iraq Effect: The Middle East After the Iraq War
DS63.2.U5 I73 2010

 The Past: War and Conflict

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
DS919 .H35 2007

Hiroshima, Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath
D767.25.H6 H334 2014

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Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World
DS889.15 .D69 2012

Escaping the Khmer Rouge : A Cambodian Memoir

DS554.83.P4 A3 2008

Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope

DS786 .R568 2009

In country: Remembering the Vietnam War
DS558 .I74 2011

Culture: Poetry and Literature

Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary 
South Asian American Poetry
PS591.S68 I53 2010

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Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry, 1892-1970
PS591.A76 Q75 1996x

Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing
PS508.A8 B65 2001

Modern South Asian Literature in English
PR9484.6 .B75 2003

The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures: Literatures of
Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

PL3508.O5 C36 2000


Additional Materials

On  the national scale “the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.” from the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website

In the Spring of 2014 Booth Library received a grant to present a programming series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys“.  The library used this grant to purchase several books on diverse topics about Muslims in the United States and around the world.  The items purchased from this grant can be viewed on page 16 of the programming booklet.

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Travel the World

Posted on April 23rd, 2015


Summer is on the horizon and that means it’s time to start planning your summer getaways!  Visit the travel display on the 3000 level for some ideas.  A sampling of the display is listed below:


Close to Home…


California & NevadaBook Cover Image
F859.3 .C348x 2000

F548.18 .C395 2003x

Florida Keys
F317.M7 F548

Fodor’s … Maui.Book Cover Image
DU628.M3 F62x

National Geographic Traveler: San Francisco
F869.S33 D86 2000

F384.3 .A23 2004x


…And Far Away!


F2510 .B73 2008x

CaribbBook Cover Imageean
F2165 .S72 2012x

DQ16 .N38 2012x

Ukraine: The Bradt Travel Guide
DK508.2 .E92x 2004


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National Geographic Traveler: Germany

DD16 .N37 2004x

F1869 .B35 2000x

Costa Rica Guide
F1543.5 .G57x 2004

Honorary Chair of National Library Week, David Baldacci

Posted on April 13th, 2015

Celebrate National library Week April 12-18, 2015! This year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.” Best-selling author David Baldacci is the Honorary Chair of National Library Week and in recognition of his achievements Booth Library has displayed several of his thrilling novels of the past 20 years in the main corridor of the library. Take a look as you pass through, or follow links below to see the catalog record and summaries of the novels.

book cover imageThe Hit
PS3552.A446 H47 2014x

King and Maxwell
PS3552.A446 K56 2013

The Innocent
PS3552.A446 I56 2012

book cover imageThe Sixth Man
PS3552.A446 S59 2011

Hell’s Corner
PS3552.A446 H46 2010

True Blue
PS3552.A446 T78 2009

book cover imageDivine Justice
PS3552.A446 D58 2008

Simple Genius
PS3552.A446 S55 2007

Stone Cold
PS3552.A446 S76 2007

book cover imageThe Collectors
PS3552.A446 C65 2006bx (large print)
Digital audio book

The Camel Club
PS3552.A446 C36 2005

Hour Game: A Novel
PS3552.A446 H68 2004

Split Second
PS3552.A446 S64x 2003

book cover imageThe Christmas Train
PS3552.A446 C47 2002bx

Last Man Standing
PS3552.A446 L37 2001bx

Saving Faith
PS3552.A446 S28 1999b

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The Simple Truth
PS3552.A446 S56 1998

The Winner
PS3552.A446 W56 1997

Absolute Power
PS3552.A446 A63 1996

Job Searching? Start Here!

Posted on April 8th, 2015


Graduation will be here before you know it…and then what?  Use these books (displayed on the 3000 level of Booth Library) to read up on job interview tips and tricks.  You’ll have a new job in hand by the time you walk across the stage.


101 Dynamite Answers to Interview Questions : Sell Your Strengths!
HF5549.5.I6 K69 1999

101 Successful Interviewing Strategies
HF5549.5.I6 K68 2012

201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions : The Ultimate Guide to Handling the New Competency-Based Interview Style
HF5549.5.I6 M3178 2010

501+ Great Interview Questions for Employers and the Best Answers for Prospective Employees
HF5549.5.I6 P63 2005

Answering Tough Interview Questions for Dummies
HF5549.5.I6 Y485 2006x

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Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads: Jump-Start Your Career!
HF5383 .K867 2012x

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? : The Crash Course: Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job
HF5549.5.I6 R43x 2009

Complete Q & A Job Interview Book
HF5549.5.I6 A43 2000

Complete Job Search Book for College Students: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job
HF5382.7 .W36 2007

Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers
HF5383 .E4787 2004

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Cover Letters That Knock ’em Dead
HF5383 .Y378 2003x

Damn Good Resume Guide: A Crash Course in Resume Writing
HF5383 .P35 2012

Elements of Resume Style: Essential Rules for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters That Work
HF5383 .B423 2014

Gallery of Best Resumes: A Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers
HF5383 .N62 2012

High-Impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-Based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job
HF5549.5.I6 H59 2006

Interview Magic: Job Interview Secrets from America’s Career and Life Coach
HF5549.5.I6 W4594 2005

Job Interviews for Dummies
HF5549.5.I6 K393 2012x

Job-Hunting Online: A Guide to Job Listings, Message Boards, Research Sites, the UnderWeb, Counseling, Networking, Self-Assessment Tools, Niche Sites
HF5382.75.U6 B65 2008

More Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions
HF5549.5.I6 D45 2001

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Resumes for Dummies
HF5383 .K424 2007x

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer
HF5383 .W46 1999

Step-by-Step Resumes: Build an Outstanding Resume in 10 easy steps!
HF5383 .S25 2011

Unbeatable Resumes: America’s Top Recruiter Reveals What Really Gets You Hired
HF5383 .B4335 2011

Winning the Interview Game: Everything You Need to Know to Land the Job
HF5549.5.I6 N54 2005

The Artwork of Russell Means on display

Posted on April 6th, 2015

"Ignorant (Hernan Cortes)," by Russell Means

“Ignorant (Hernan Cortes),” by Russell Means

"Valentine," by Russell Means

“Valentine,” by Russell Means

By EIU Media Relations

Russell Means and Gordon Grado met under challenging circumstances.

Means, perhaps best known as a political activist and early leader of the American Indian Movement, could barely talk because of a cancerous tumor pressing against his throat.  He and his wife, Pearl, met Grado, a world renowned oncologist based in Scottsdale, Ariz., during Means’ initial consultation.

“When we walked in, Gordon sat on the edge of his chair, looked straight into Russell’s eyes and told him what an honor it was to meet him,” Pearl Means recalled.

Grado went on to tell the couple about his father, Louis, a retired Eastern Illinois University professor of education, who would come home each evening and ask his children, “What did you do for humanity today?”  The elder Grado would also talk about notable individuals who worked and sacrificed for the good of the people.

Russell Means, Grado said, was one of those notables by whom he became so inspired.

“He and my father were alike in their struggle to identify whatever wasn’t right and to try and find a solution without compromising one’s beliefs or principles,” Grado said.

“As (Russell’s) wife, I often heard others speak highly of my husband,” Pearl Means said.  “But Gordon’s words were especially powerful.  My husband told me later that he knew he had an ally in Dr. Grado.”

Several months following that meeting, in October 2012, 72-year-old Russell Means succumbed to throat cancer.

“But we were very grateful for Dr. Grado’s help,” Pearl Means said.  Through a treatment known as TomoTherapy, her husband’s tumor had been “successfully eliminated,” allowing him to spend his finals days on earth with his voice intact.

Grado and his wife, Mary, continue to keep in contact with Pearl Means.  They also collect artwork created by her husband, who began painting in the ‘90s.

Pieces of their collection, titled “The Artwork of Russell Means,” will appear on display between April 13 and May 15 in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library, located on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.  Admission is free and open to the public.

“Mr. Means was not only an activist, but a musician, artist, philosopher, mentor, historian, sociologist and history maker,” Grado, an EIU alumnus, said.  “Touching on all of these areas truly makes him unique and someone that would touch the university, students and faculty in many ways.

“The forte of Mr. Means’ work is not only in his activism and support of the indigenous nations, but his constant commitment to identify and attempt to correct any injustice that he saw,” Grado continued.  “He also didn’t mind discussing either his weaknesses or his strengths and was uniquely able to provide not only a magnifying glass to see life but a corrective lens to see it clearly.”

Russell Means appeared in the 1992 film, “The Last of the Mohicans,” as Chingachgook.  “That role opened up the artistic side of this man,” Pearl Means said.  He viewed “artists as the true revolutionaries, for they see the need for change first.”

Her husband created dozens of paintings over the year, including five series. One of those series, titled Indian Killer, features 12 “alleged American heroes.”  Each piece measures 34 inches by 27 inches and includes a framed narrative, written by Russell Means to explain “who (those individuals) really were.”

Additional exhibit pieces include the following:  “Buffalo on Plains,” “Ancestors Leaving,” “Tatanka,” “Valentine,” “The Dance” and “Crazy Horse.”  The exhibit also features a portrait of Russell and Pearl Means that was painted by Pearl’s sister.


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Contemporary World Issues

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

Need a topic for your next paper or speech?  The book series Contemporary World Issues provides overviews of dozens of important and controversial topics (136 titles, almost a gross!).  Several of these reference books are on display in the reference room in Booth Library.


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Same-sex Marriage: a Reference Handbook
HQ1033 .N494 2010

Obesity: a Reference Handbook
RA645.O23 S74 2009

Abortion in the United States: a Reference Handbook
HQ767.5.U5 M3727 2008

Rich and Poor in America: a Reference Handbook
HC110.I5 G55 2008

World Sports: a Reference Handbook
GV706.8 .H36 2012

Entertainment Industry: a Reference Handbook
PN2266 .H382 2012

CW1Celebrity in the 21st Century: a Reference Handbook
E169.12 .L454 2011

DNA Technology: a Reference Handbook
QH442 .N465 2010

Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources: a Reference Handbook
TJ808.3 .S65 2008

Euthanasia: a Reference Handbook
R726 .R53 2008




CW2Consumer Culture: a Reference Handbook
HC79.C6 G665 2004

Drug Use: a Reference Handbook
HV5801 .I67 2004

World Poverty: a Reference Handbook
HC59.72.P6 G53 2004

The USA Patriot Act of 2001: a Reference Handbook
KF4850 .B35 2004

Antisemitism: a Reference Handbook
DS145 .C464 2004

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: a Reference Handbook
HV9950 .B86 2004

U.S. National Security: a Reference Handbook
UA23 .W36397 2002

Work and Family in America: a Reference Handbook
HD4904.25 .S84 2001

World Population: a Reference Handbook
HB871 .G47 2001

CW4Rainforests of the World: a Reference Handbook
QH541.5.R27 G39 2001

Natural Disasters: Floods: a Reference Handbook
GB1399.3 .M56 2000

Tax Reform: a Reference Handbook
KF6289 .J87 2000

Urban Sprawl: a Reference Handbook
HT384.U5 W55 2000

Food Safety: a Reference Handbook
TX531 .R44 2000

Feminism: a Reference Handbook
HQ1410 .H365 1998

Biodiversity: a Reference Handbook
QH541.15.B56 B435 1998

Indoor Pollution: a Reference Handbook
TD883 .M52 1998


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