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April 1, 2017–It’s no joke…new hearings from Capitol Hill

Posted on April 30th, 2017

April 1, 2017–It’s no joke…New Hearings from Capitol Hill

includes a sneak peak from each title!

These hearings are brand new in Booth Library available in paper format only. Links to electronic versions are added as the become available.

UNDERSTANDING AND DETERRING RUSSIA: U.S. POLICIES AND STRATEGIES
Doc Y 4.W 36:113-FC 09

From the Committee on Armed Services/House of Representatives (“In many respects, Putin and the people around him want us to go back to that mentality of 30 years ago, of believing that the only way to engage with Russia directly is in these military contexts. They want to be taken seriously and to be seen as a credible threat…”— Dr. Fiona Hill, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution)

TAX REFORM: TAX HAVENS, BASE EROSION AND PROFIT-SHIFTING
Doc Y 4.AR 5/2 A:2015-2016/87

From the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“The use of tax havens as part of corporate tax avoidance strategies narrows the U.S. tax base and requires other taxpayers to pay higher rates on both domestic and overseas income.” —  Chairman Dave Camp)

THE MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION PLAN SYSTEM: RECENT REFORMS AND CURRENT CHALLENGES
Doc Y 4.F 49:S.HRG.114-541

From the Committee on Finance/Senate (“they are facing cuts of 40, 50, 60, and even 70 percent…the fund’s director, Tom Nyhan got a $32,000 raise and is making a totoal compensation of over $694,000 a year. That is why we are respectfully requesting a forensic audit.” — Rita Lewis, Beneficiary, Central States Pension Plan, West Chester, OH)

EXAMINING JOB-BASED HEALTH INSURANCE AND DEFINING FULL-TIME WORK
Doc Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG.114-513

From the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions/Senate (“Point No.1 is that 30 hours is just simply at odds with the data on the labor market in the United States. 72% percent of workers work over 40 hours, and 50.2% work exactly 40 hours.” — Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum, Washington DC)

EPA’S 2015 OZONE STANDARD: CONCERNS OVER SCIENCE AND IMPLEMENTATION
Doc Y 4.SCI 2:114-44 

From the Committee on Science, Space and Technology/House of Representatives (“Figure 1. The state of Texas has some of the largest reductions in ambient ozone concentrations in the country. [-30% from 2000 through 2014]EPA’s 2015 Ozone Standard: Concerns Over Science and Implementation)

EXAMINING EPA’S REGIONAL HAZE PROGRAM: REGULATIONS WITHOUT VISIBLE BENEFITS
Doc Y 4.SCI 2:114-71

From the Subcommittee on Environment Committee on Science, Space and Technology/House of Representatives (“EPA’s FIP will have profound benefits by reducing 230,000 tons of sulfur dioxide annually from eight Texas coal plants. Sulfur dioxide increases asthma symptoms…heart diseases…chronic bronchitis, heart attacks and premature death.” — Eddie Bernice Johnson, Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

EXAMINING EPA’S REGIONAL HAZE PROGRAM: REGULATIONS WITHOUT VISIBLE BENEFITS
Doc Y 4.SCI 2:114-71

From the Subcommittee on Environment Committee on Science, Space and Technology/House of Representatives (“EPA’s FIP will have profound benefits by reducing 230,000 tons of sulfur dioxide annually from eight Texas coal plants. Sulfur dioxide increases asthma symptoms…heart diseases…chronic bronchitis, heart attacks and premature death.” — Eddie Bernice Johnson, Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

THE TERROR FINANCING RISKS OF AMERICA’S $400 MILLION CASH PAYMENT TO IRAN
Doc Y 4.B 22/3:S.HRG.114-533

From the Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs/Senate  (“…there were at least two wire transfers to Iran…to settle claims about architectural drawings, fossils, maybe some other artifacts. One was over our purchase of heavy water earlier this year.” Senator Tom Cotton, Arkansas)

EXAMINING THE IMPACTS OF THE FEDERAL AFRICAN ELEPHANT IVORY BAN AND RELATED STATE LAWS
Doc Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.114-444

Subcommittee on the Fisheries, Water and Wildlife of the Committee on Environment and Public Works/Senate (Field Hearing) (Rural Alaska villages are economically depressed…Walrus ivory, including mammoth and mastodon ivory, are also used as a creative, high art expression that is widely coveted in the art world…walrus is a major food source among northern and western coastal communities.” Rosita Kaa Hani Worl, Ph.D., Sealaska Heritage Institute)

OVERSIGHT HEARING: THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION’S PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE NUCLEAR SAFETY REVIEW IN THE UNITED STATES FOLLOWING THE EMERGENCY AT THE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI POWER PLANT IN JAPAN
Doc Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.112-950

From the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety/Senate (Joint Hearing) (“…34,000 children in Japan have been issued personal radiation monitors…they live 40 from the plant itself…” — Senator Barbara Boxer, California)

THE MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT AT 40: SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES, AND THE PATH FORWARD
Doc Y 4.C 73/7:S.HRG.114-523

From the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation/Senate (“The commercial fishing industry nationally employs more than one million people. Recreational fishing adds an additional 327,000 jobs.” — Senator Cory Booker, New Jersey)

BARRIERS TO ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DELISTING, PART I
Doc Y 4.G 74/7:114-94

From the Subcommittee on the Interior of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/House of Representatives (“Serial litigants flood the agency with petitions, and when the Fish and Wildlife Service predictable fails to meet rigid statutory timelines, they sue…What is needed is boots on the ground instead of briefcases in the courtroom.” — Representative Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming)

BARRIERS TO ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DELISTING, PART II
Doc Y 4.G 74/7:114-95

From the Subcommittee on the Interior and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/House of Representatives (Joint Hearing) (“The outdoor economy is a huge economy. It provides more to the U.S. economy than pharmaceuticals and automotive jobs combined…so protecting these naturals systems…it’s not just about species.” — Mr. Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

ACCESS TO JUSTICE: ENSURING EQUAL PAY WITH THE PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT
Doc Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG.113-830

From the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions/Senate (…sunshine is the best disinfectant…Rest assured that the women of America do not want to sue their employers. They simply want to be paid fairly. — Professor Deborah Eisenbert, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD)

HEALTH CARE CO-OPS: A REVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL AND OVERSIGHT CONTROLS
Doc Y 4.F 49:S.HRG.114-542

From the Committee on Finance/Senate (“Fortunately, there is still a marketplace where 15,000 Oregonians can shop for high-quality insurance, and there are several more CO-Ops up and running across the country…CO-Ops are not government-run…” — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon)

UNDERSTANDING THE MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVE IN DECIDING TO PURSUE AND REMAIN IN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
Doc Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.114-548

Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs/Senate (“Stop trying to boil the ocean.” —  Senator Thomas R. Carper, Delaware)

RURAL HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES CREATED BY MEDICARE REGULATIONS
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Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“You have heard about some of the arcane rules that make it very difficult for rural hospitals and Critical access Hospitals to maintain and keep their doors open and provide the services that are so important…” — Daniel Derksen, Director, Arizona Center for Rural Health)

THE IMPACTS OF THE OBAMA CEQ’S FINAL GUIDANCE FOR THE GHG EMISSIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Doc Y 4.R 31/3:114-52

From the Committee on Natural Resources/House of Representatives (“Over the last 60 years, we have lost 98 percent of our land due to coastal erosion, land subsidence, and powerful storms enhanced by sea-level rise”— Deme Naquin, from the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Natives in southeast Louisiana.)

MEDICARE PROGRAMS FOR LOW-INCOME BENEFICIARIES
Doc Y 4.W 36:110-36/2

From the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“Did you bring a note from your mother?” — Subcommittee Chairman, Fortney Pete Stark, California)

THE STATUS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Doc Y 4.W 36:113-FC 12

From the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (Taxpayers who qualify for advance payments of the credit will reconcile these payments on their 2014 tax returns filed in 2015 — Daniel Werfel, Principal Deputy Director, IRS)

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE CHALLENGES AND STRENGTHS OF TODAY’S SYSTEM
Doc Y 4.W 36:114-HR11
From the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means/House of Representatives (“In the past two and a half years, we have stopped more than 110,000 illegal claims from being filed in Florida. This represents $460 million that would have been stolen…” — Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)

 

Summer books in the BTC

Posted on April 30th, 2017

Hot reading fun in the summertime…

A special summer collection of titles are featured in the Ballenger Teachers center ranging from “bees, snails, & peacock tails,” “Cool Jobs for Yard-working Kids,” “Sleeping in a Sack: Camping activities for kids,” and “Kids Gone Fishin,'” to “Blueberry Summer,” “How I Survived My Summer vacation,” and “Heat Wave.” We’ve got lots of fun books for your summer reading. Leveled Readers titles are included, too!

These books are on display in area #10 to the right of the BTC desk.

 

  • Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns & Shapes– Naturally
  • Franco, Betsy.
  • 811.54 F848be
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  • Blueberry Summer.
  • Ogilvie, Elisabeth, 1917-2006.
  • 813 Og4b
  • summary | details
  • Carl’s Summer Vacation
  • Day, Alexandra.
  • 800 D33cs
  • summary | details
  • Couple Of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
  • Frazee, Marla.
  • 800 F869co
  • summary | details
  • Firefly July: A Year Of Very Short Poems
  • 811.008 F5146
  • summary | details
  • Go Outside!: Over 130 Activities for Outdoor Adventures
  • Blakey, Nancy.
  • GV191.63 .B59 2002
  • summary | details
  • How T́́ía Lola Saved the Summer
  • Alvarez, Julia.
  • 813 AL86hts
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  • Lemonade Sun: And Other Summer Poems
  • Dotlich, Rebecca Kai.
  • 811.54 D742lem
  • summary | details
  • Minn and Jake’s Almost Terrible Summer
  • Wong, Janet S.
  • 813 W486mi
  • summary | details
  • One Crazy Summer
  • Williams-Garcia, Rita.
  • King 2011a
  • summary | details
  • Secrets Of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard
  • Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.
  • 800 Z72se
  • summary | details
  • Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
  • Singer, Marilyn.
  • 811.54 Si643st
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  • Summer Is Fun.
  • Davis, Lavinia R. (Lavinia Riker), 1909-1961.
  • 800 D294sf
  • summary | details
  • Summer Of the Gypsy Moths
  • Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-
  • 813 P385su
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Therapy dogs, puzzles, snacks offered

Posted on April 25th, 2017

Feeling stressed as the end of the semester nears? Booth Library has you covered, with a variety of activities planned.

First, let your friends and families know how you’re preparing for final exams by sending them a “Don’t worry, I’m at Booth Library!” postcard. A limited number of postcards are available in the Marvin Foyer. Students are encouraged to fill out and address a postcard, then place it in the mailbox. Your friends at Booth Library will mail it for you!

On May 1-2, certified therapy dogs will greet students from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Library Quad north of the library.

Beginning April 28, mad-libs, coloring pages and bookmarks, and Sudoku puzzles will be available to take and complete on your own. Coloring supplies may be borrowed from the reference or LTS desks.

Students also are invited to help complete a larger jigsaw puzzle or group coloring page. These will be set up on the main (third) floor.

From 7 to 9 p.m. May 1, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last.

All activities and refreshments are free.

For finals week, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 29 (extended hours); noon to 1 a.m. April 30; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. May 1-4; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5.

For more information on the library, call 581-6072 or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

Awards for Excellence winners announced

Posted on April 17th, 2017

Pictured is award winner Kehinde Abiodun with Dr. Kirstin Brown, chairwoman of the Library Advisory Board, and Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services.

Pictured is award winner Michael Bradley with Dr. Kirstin Brown, chairwoman of the Library Advisory Board, and Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services.

Pictured are award winners Samantha Kledzik, Jacki Pickowitz, Tiffany Somerville, Kelsey Oglesby and Danielle Pincente with Dr. Kirstin Brown, chairwoman of the Library Advisory Board, and Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services. Not pictured was award winner David Ehlers.

Pictured is award winner Christina Farley with Dr. Kirstin Brown, chairwoman of the Library Advisory Board, and Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services.

Pictured is award winner Haley Ingram with Dr. Kirstin Brown, chairwoman of the Library Advisory Board, and Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services.

Pictured is award winner Hamid Lahouij with Dr. Kirstin Brown, chairwoman of the Library Advisory Board, and Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services.

Pictured is award winner Fabian Rempfer with Dr. Kirstin Brown, chairwoman of the Library Advisory Board, and Dr. Allen Lanham, dean of library services.

The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University honored 12 students as winners of the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity. The students were honored at a reception on April 12.

Award winners were:

— Michael Bradley, a graduate student in history, for his paper, “Incarcerated, Transported and Bound: Deference, Resistance and Assimilation, Construction Community among Transported Convicts from Britain to the Chesapeake 1739-1776”;

— Hamid Lahouij, a graduate student in business, for “The Effects of Income Inequality on Economic Growth: Evidence from MENA Countries”;

— David Ehlers, Samantha Kledzik, Kelsey Oglesby, Jaclyn Pickowitz, Danielle Pincente and Tiffany Somerville, all graduate students in counseling, for their paper, “The Effect of School-Based Creative Expression Group Therapy on the Self-Concept of Female Adolescents”;

— Kehinde Abiodun, a graduate student in economics, for “Contribution of International Trade to Economic Growth in Nigeria”;

— Christina Farley, a senior majoring in music education, for “Body Consciousness: The Effects of Posture on Musicians’ Performance Anxiety”;

Honorable mention awards were presented to:

— Fabian Rempfer, a graduate student in English, for “Shadowy Objects in Test Tubes”: Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go” as an Example of Freud’s “Uncanny” and Agamben’s “Bare Life”;

— Haley Ingram, a freshman majoring in special education, who was honored for Freshman Writing Achievement.

The Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The program encourages students to enhance their studies by utilizing the wealth of information available at Booth Library and other research venues.

All entries were original works completed by Eastern students within the last 12 months. The award recipients were selected on the basis of excellence, creativity and the use of research resources. A digital copy of award entries will become part of the Library’s institutional repository, The Keep, found at www.library.eiu.edu.

Celebrating National Library Week – Libraries Transform

Posted on April 9th, 2017

April 9-15, 2017

National Library Week, first sponsored in 1958, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

Visit Booth Library and participate in the exciting events taking place this week!

MONDAY-FRIDAY, April 10-14: Scavenger Hunt for students. Compete for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!
MONDAY, April 10: Edible Book Festival, 4-5 p.m., West Reading Room. Vote for your favorite entries!
WEDNESDAY, April 12: Spring Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., by the clock tower (weather permitting).
WEDNESDAY, April 12: Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity reception, 4:30 p.m., Room 4440.
“Why I Love My Librarian”: post a short message on the special display board on the third (main) floor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dig into archival gems! Materials representing Booth Library’s transformation through the years are on display this month on the main floor of the library. Look at photographs, pamphlets, and DEN headlines documenting these progressions. The following titles are available to check out!

 

  • Academic Librarianship, Past, Present, and Future: A Festschrift in Honor Of David Kaser
  • Z675.U5 A317 1989
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  • Architecture for the Books
  • Crosbie, Michael J.
  • Z679 .C776 2003x
  • summary | details
  • Carnegie Libraries Across America: A Public Legacy
  • Jones, Theodore, 1957-
  • Z731 .J75 1997
  • summary | details
  • Carnegie Library in Illinois
  • Bial, Raymond.
  • Z732.I2 B53 1991
  • summary | details
  • Changing Environment Of Libraries; Papers-delivered at the 1970-71 Colloquium Series, Graduate School Of Librarianship, University Of Denver.
  • Z672.5 .C52
  • summary | details
  • Communication Of Specialized Information.
  • Egan, Margaret Elizabeth, 1905-
  • Z665 .E6x 1968
  • summary | details
  • Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials
  • Abbott, Andrew Delano,
  • LB1047.3 .A22 2014
  • summary | details
  • I’ve Seen It All at the Library: The View from Behind the Desk
  • Farlow, Jonathan, 1969-
  • Z720.F28 A3 2015
  • summary | details
  • Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K-5 School Librarians
  • Harvey, Carl A., II.
  • Z675.S3 H2688 2015
  • summary | details
  • Library: An Illustrated History
  • Murray, Stuart, 1948-
  • Z721 .M885 2009
  • summary | details
  • Mastering Digital Librarianship: Strategy, Networking and Discovery in Academic Libraries
  • Z675.U5 M343 2014x
  • summary | details
  • New Librarianship Field Guide
  • Lankes, R. David, 1970-
  • Z665 .L375 2016
  • summary | details
  • Our Enduring Values Revisited: Librarianship in an Ever-changing World
  • Gorman, Michael, 1941-
  • Z716.4 .G673 2015
  • summary | details
  • Philosophy Of Librarianship
  • Broadfield, A.
  • Z665 .B865 1968x
  • summary | details
  • Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age
  • Z701 .P7537 2015
  • summary | details
  • This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
  • Johnson, Marilyn, 1954-
  • Z682.5 .J64 2010x
  • summary | details

Activities held April 10-14 for National Library Week

Posted on April 7th, 2017

Booth Library celebrated National Library Week April 9-15 by sponsoring several activities. The theme was “Libraries Transform.”

Eastern students participated in a library scavenger hunt for the chance to win an Amazon gift card! A winner was drawn each day, Monday through Friday, April 10-14.

On April 10, the library hosted the seventh annual Edible Book Festival in the West Reading Room. An “edible book” is something that looks like a book or is book-themed and is made out of food.

The annual book sale was held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 outside the south entrance of Booth Library in the Alumni Quad. A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles were available for sale. All items were donated by the campus and local communities. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

On April 12, the winners of the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity were announced during a reception hosted by the Library Advisory Board in Witters Conference Room 4440. The awards program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research and encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies.

All library patrons were encouraged to share “Why I Love My Librarian” by posting a short message on a special display board on the third (main) floor of the library.

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