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Finals Week activities planned

Posted on April 25th, 2018

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. 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 April 30 and May 1, certified therapy dogs will greet students from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Library Quad.

The EIU Meditation Club will offer special sessions to help students alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and strengthen focus. These sessions will be offered in the library’s Edgar Room at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on April 29 through May 1.

Beginning April 27, mad-libs, coloring pages and bookmarks, and Sudoku puzzles will be available to take and complete on your own. 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.

At 6 p.m. April 30, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last.

All activities and refreshments are free.

Edible Book Festival winners announced

Posted on April 10th, 2018

“Yoko,” by Diane Eckert, Thomas Eckert and Paul Eckert

“Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket,” by Katie Jenkins (pictured) and Liz Stephens

“Franks-en-stein,” by Deborah Fennema

“Harold and the Purple Crayon,” by Cassie McCleery

“The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” by Mady Bettinger

Booth Library’s eighth annual Edible Book Festival was held on April 9 to kick off National Library Week.

The winners were as follows:

Judges’ Choice: “Yoko,” by Diane, Thomas and Paul Eckert.

People’s Choice: “Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket,” by Katie Jenkins and Liz Stephens.

Honorable Mention: “Franks-en-stein,” by Deborah Fennema; “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” by Cassie McCleery; and “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” by Mady Bettinger.

Six receive Awards for Excellence

Posted on April 6th, 2018

Pictured are undergraduate student Wonjin Song, who is majoring in economics and mathematics, and graduate students O. Tomiwa Shodipe, economics; Razak Dwomoh, elementary education; Junnatun Naym, MBA; and George Anaman, economics. Charity Huwe, curriculum and instruction, was unable to attend.

The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University honored six students as winners of the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity. The students were honored at a reception on April 11.

Award winners were:

— Wonjin Song, an undergraduate in economics and mathematics, for his paper, “International Debt Impact on the Value of South Korean Currency”;

— Junnatun Naym, an MBA student, for “Competition and Concentration in Banking Sector: Evidence from Bangladesh”;

— George Anaman, a graduate student in economics, for “Willingness to Pay Student Insurance as a Primary Plan among Eastern Illinois University Students”;

— Razak Dwomoh, a graduate student in elementary education, for “The Development and Implications of Social Studies and History Curricula in Ghana.”

Honorable mention awards were presented to:

— O. Tomiwa Shodipe, a graduate student in economics, for “The Impact of Real Interest Rate on Real Exchange Rate: Empirical Evidence from Japan”;

— Charity Huwe, a graduate student in curriculum and instruction, for “Representation of the Titanic in Children’s Literature.”

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

Cesar Chavez Day, March 31

Posted on April 6th, 2018

Although the annual marker for Cesar Chavez Day is just past, you can still review the informative exhibit in Booth. Here are several titles currently on display and available to check out.

  • Art Of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets Of Seattle
  • Reed, T. V. (Thomas Vernon)
  • HN90.R3 R395 2005
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  • Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the Ufw, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century
  • Shaw, Randy, 1956-
  • HD6515.A292 U548 2008
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  • Cesar Chavez: A Biography
  • Bruns, Roger A., 1941-
  • HD6509.C48 B78 2005
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  • Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense Of Nonviolence
  • Orosco, José-Antonio, 1971-
  • HD6509.C48 O76 2008
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  • César: Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!
  • Bernier-Grand, Carmen T.
  • 811.54 B457ces
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  • César Chávez: A Triumph Of Spirit
  • Griswold del Castillo, Richard.
  • HD6509.C48 G75 1995
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  • César Chávez and La Causa
  • La Botz, Dan.
  • HD6509.C48 L3 2006
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  • César Chávez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers’ Struggle for Social Justice
  • Prouty, Marco G., 1973-
  • HD6509.C48 P76 2006
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  • Chronology Of Labor in the United States
  • Wright, Russell O.
  • HD6508 .W74 2003
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  • Crusades Of Cesar Chavez: A Biography
  • Pawel, Miriam, 1958-
  • HD6509.C48 P38 2014x
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  • Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers
  • Warren, Sarah E.
  • 331.4092 H8714wa
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  • Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins: How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch In, Help Out, Give Back, and Make the World a Better Place
  • Levinson, David T.
  • HN49.V64 L48 2011x
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  • Farm Workers and Agri-business in California, 1947-1960
  • Galarza, Ernesto, 1905-1984.
  • HD6515.A292 C33
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  • Farmers’ and Farm Workers’ Movements: Social Protest in American Agriculture
  • Mooney, Patrick H.
  • HD6515.A29 M66 1995
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  • Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement
  • Ferriss, Susan.
  • HD6509.C48 F47 1998x
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  • From the Jaws Of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy Of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement
  • García, Matt.
  • HD6509.C48 G37 2012
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  • Latina Activists Across Borders: Women’s Grassroots Organizing in Mexico and Texas
  • Peña, Milagros, 1955-
  • HN49.W6 P46 2007
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  • Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers
  • Nahmias, Rick, 1965-
  • HD1527.C2 M54 2008
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  • Organized Agriculture and the Labor Movement Before the Ufw: Puerto Rico, Hawai’i, California
  • Valdés, Dennis Nodín.
  • HD1527.C2 V35 2011
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  • Side by Side: The Story Of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez = Lado a Lado: La Historia De Dolores Huerta Y César Chávez
  • Brown, Monica, 1969-
  • 331.88 B8143si
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  • Trampling out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls Of the United Farm Workers
  • Bardacke, Frank.
  • HD6509.C48 B37 2011
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Women’s History DVDs in Booth

Posted on April 5th, 2018

Celebrate women’s history with a diverse collection of films, from documentaries to theatrical features. These films are currently on display on the 4th floor of Booth library.

Find out what it took for the NYC Fire Department to allow women to join, and why it only happened for the first time as late as 1982.

Learn the inspiration behind Rosie the Riveter and the women who kept the industrial work force moving ahead during WWII, along with the 1,000 women who served as the first female pilots in US military history!

From photography to aerospace engineering to detective fiction, women’s history is everywhere!

For an additional 427 films related to Women’s History Month, follow this link to review some of the thousands of titles from Kanopy Streaming .


  • Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
  • TR140.L45 A465x 2008 .DVD
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  • Education Of Shelby Knox
  • HQ57.5.T4 E383 2006x .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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  • Rūzigār-i Mā = Our Times
  • PN1997 .O8757x .DVD
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  • She’s Beautiful when She’s Angry
  • HQ1154 .S524 2014x .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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  • Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters Of New York City
  • HD8039.F52 U5 2005x .DVD
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  • Women Of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction
  • PS374.D4 W662 2000x .DVD
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  • Wonder Women!: The Untold Story Of American Superheroines
  • HQ1233 .W663 2012x .DVD
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