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Finals Week

Posted on April 28th, 2016


Finals are almost here, are you ready? Booth Library has some fun things to offer during finals week.

Extended Booth Library hours:
Saturday, April 30th from 9:00am-9:00pm

Therapy Dogs, Library Quad:
Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 3rd from 2:00-6:00pm

Popcorn & Lemonade, Library Atrium Bridge:
Monday, May 2nd at 7:00pm

There will also be Sudoku puzzles and coloring sheets available,as well as a group coloring project in the Marvin Foyer.

Booth Library has several books available to help with stress management. Find these stress busting books in the library stacks, grab some colored pencils and find your zen!

  • Big Book Of Stress-relief Games: Quick, Fun Activities for Feeling Better
  • Epstein, Robert.
  • HF5548.85 .E669 2000x
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  • Dancing for Health: Conquering and Preventing Stress
  • Hanna, Judith Lynne.
  • GV1588.5 .H36 2006
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  • Emotions, Stress, and Health
  • Zautra, Alex.
  • R726.7 .Z38 2003
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  • How to Deal with Stress
  • Palmer, Stephen, 1955-
  • RA785 .P344 2010
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  • Learn to Relax: Proven Techniques for Reducing Stress, Tension, and Anxiety–and Promoting Peak Performance
  • Walker, C. Eugene (Clarence Eugene), 1939-
  • BF575.A6 W34 2001
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  • Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing
  • Seaward, Brian Luke.
  • RA785 .S434 2006
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  • Oxford Handbook Of Stress, Health, and Coping
  • RA785 .O94 2011
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  • Principles and Practice Of Stress Management
  • RA785 .P75 2007
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  • Qigong Illustrated
  • Barea, Christina J.
  • RA781.8 .B37 2011
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  • Smart Student’s Guide to Healthy Living: How to Survive Stress, Late Nights, & the College Cafeteria
  • Smith, M. J. (Margaret Jane), 1955-
  • RA777.3 .S63 2006
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  • Stress Management: A Comprehensive Handbook Of Techniques and Strategies
  • Smith, Jonathan C.
  • RA785 .S655 2002
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  • Stress Management: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Working Smarter
  • Hargreaves, Gerard.
  • BF575.S75 H395 1998
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DIY, mashup and remix resources

Posted on April 18th, 2016

fundeiuThe Illinois education funding crisis has inspired people to express themselves in interesting ways. These two EIU Panthers took to the Internet and wrote this song.

Do-it-Yourself, mashups and remix culture can be found in any kind of creative activity. Check out these books and magazines from Booth’s collections and be inspired yourself!

Frauenfelder, Mark. Made By Hand: My Adventures In The World Of Do-it-yourself. New York, N.Y : Portfolio / Penguin, ©2011.
call number: GF78 .F73 2011x

Levine, Faythe. Handmade Nation: The rise of DIY, art, craft, and design. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2008.
call number: TT23 .L487 2008

Make: Technology On Your Time. Sebastopol, CA : O’Reilly Media, 2005.
call number: T1 .M124

Amerika, Mark. Remix The Book. Minneapolis : University Of Minnesota Press, 2011.
call number: PS3551.M37 R46 2011

Gaylor, Brett, Mila Aung-Thwin, Kat Baulu, Germaine Y. G. Wong, Daniel Cross, Ravida Din, Sally Bochner, Mark Ellam, Tony Asimakopoulos, Olivier Alary, Talk Girl, Lawrence Lessig, Cory Doctorow, Gilberto Gil, and Marybeth Peters. Rip!: A Remix Manifesto. New York, N.Y.: Disinformation, 2009. (DVD)

Sonvilla-Weiss, Stefan. Mashup Cultures. Vienna: Springer-Verlag, 2010.
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Lanier, Jaron. Who Owns The Future? New York: Simon & Schuster 2013.
call number: HC79.I55 L365 2013

Navas, Eduardo. Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling. Wien: Springer, 2012.
access this e-book.

Dobush, Grace. Crafty Superstar: Make crafts on the side, earn extra cash and basically have it all. Cinncinatti, Ohio, 2009.
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Frauenfelder, Mark. Made By Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World. New York: Portfolio, 2010.
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Frauenfelder, Mark. Rule The Web: How to do anything and everything on the Internet–better, faster, easier. New York: St. Martns Griffin, 2007.
call number: TK5105.875.I57 F7697 2007

Smith, F. Seymour. Know-how Books: An Annotated Bibliography Of Do It Yourself Books For The Handyman And Of Introductions To Science, Art, History, And Literature For The Beginner And Home Student. New York: Bowker 1957.
call number: Z7911 .S6

Women’s History Month

Posted on April 14th, 2016

OK, we are a little late with this one, but isn’t it always a good time to celebrate women’s history? The staff in Library Technology services has curated a great list of media supporting Women’s History Month. All items are on display on the 4th floor.

  • Assion De Jeanne D’arc = Passion Of Joan Of Arc
  • PN1997 .P37x .DVD
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  • Education Of Shelby Knox
  • HQ57.5.T4 E383 2006x .DVD
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  • Joan Rivers a Piece Of Work: A Year in the Life Of a Semi Legend
  • PN2287.R55 J64 2010x .DVD
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  • Makers: Women Who Make America
  • HQ1391.U5 M35 2013x .DVD
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  • Maya Lin a Strong Clear Vision
  • NB237.L538 M39 2003x .DVD
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  • Not for Ourselves Alone the Story Of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
  • HQ1412 .N89 1999x .DVD
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  • Ruì„zigaì„ri Maì„ Our Times
  • PN1997 .O8757x .DVD
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  • Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema
  • JK1896 .S845 2008x .DVD
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  • Taking Root: The Vision Of Wangari Maathai
  • SB63.M22 T34 2008x .DVD
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  • You May Call Her Madam Secretary
  • HD8073 .Y68 2006x .DVD
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Gene Luen Yang: National Library Week Honorary Chair

Posted on April 11th, 2016


Author Gene Luen Yang will serve as Honorary Chair of National Library Week (April 10-16).  GeneYangGene is a graphic novelist who was recognized by the Library of Congress as the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  His books often look at themes such as acceptance and culture from a young person’s perspective. His first graphic novel, American Born Chinese, about a boy struggling to fit into a new school, was the first graphic novel to be a finalist for the national book award.

Many of Gene’s books, and other graphic novels and books about comics are on display at Booth in the 3000 corridor. Check them out below!

Booth Library has events planned to help celebrate National Library Week:

April 11th: Edible Book Festival 4pm, Marvin Foyer (see entries from past years!)
April 13th: Book Sale, 9am-4pm, Library South Entrance


  • Class, Please Open Your Comics: Essays on Teaching with Graphic Narratives
  • LB1044.9.C59 C53 2015
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  • Eternal Smile: Three Stories
  • Yang, Gene Luen.
  • 741.5973 Y163et
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  • Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels
  • PN6710 .G7375 2011
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  • Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle
  • PN6714 .M85 2010
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  • Out Of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics
  • PN6725 .D77 2008
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  • Oxford Handbook Of Children’s Literature
  • PR990 .O94 2011
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  • Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice
  • LB1044.9.C59 T43 2012
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  • Up All Night: A Short Story Collection
  • 813.0108 Up11
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