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September 2020 - April 2021

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Booth Library announces the opening of its Center for Student Innovation. The CSI includes a new Technology Checkout Station, an Active Learning Classroom and Design Lab. The CSI is located on the first floor of Booth Library, on the east side of the atrium. At the Technology Checkout Station students can check out laptop computers, […]

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Looking for a creative outlet during the wellness day on Feb. 24? Pick up a FREE make-a-mask kit in the library’s Marvin Foyer. Choose either a no-sew, simple hand sewing, or sewing-from-scratch project. All supplies are included. Kits are provided by the Tarble Arts Center. If you prefer to spend your wellness day relaxing with […]

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CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University students who have used Booth Library resources to enhance their research are encouraged to enter the library’s Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program. The program is open to all Eastern Illinois University students who are/were enrolled during the current academic year. Cash prizes of up to $300 […]

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The Center for Student Innovation (CSI) at Booth Library invites underrepresented, undergraduate student teams to share ideas and technologies that will solve a specific problem. Each team will pitch its idea of how to solve the problem that they identify and describe using the resources that are currently available in or could be purchased for […]

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Booth Library has an in-depth collection of resources focusing on cultural acceptance and inclusivity. During 2021, our librarians will feature research guides on a variety of these topics. During February, we focus on topics related to African American Heritage Month. Librarian Steve Brantley, head of Research, Engagement and Scholarship, presents this list that explores the […]

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U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo read from her book, “An American Sunrise,” during a special virtual event on Jan. 30. The program was part of EIU Booth Library’s Big Read program. Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke/Creek, read from “An American Sunrise” and participated in a moderated Q+A discussion. A recording of the program will […]

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