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.
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.
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 http://thekeep.eiu.edu.
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.
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 .
Week of May 2 - May 8
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
Monday: 8am - 12am
Tuesday: 8am - 12am
Wednesday: 8am - 12am
Thursday: 8am - 12am
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm