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The EIU Archives has a catalogue of thousands of old and new postcards from around Illinois, the United States, and the world that can provide insight into history, art, and culture not seen elsewhere. You can access many of them through the Booth Library online database, but to see the complete collection, one must come […]

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A new exhibit on display at Booth Library features Zella Powell and Ona Norton. The former Douglas Hall on the EIU campus was recently renamed to honor these women with strong ties to the university, and the Mattoon and Charleston communities. Women of Distinction: Zella Powell and Ona Norton is on display in the Marvin […]

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Try-It! Illinois 2022, the annual statewide database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, is now available. Try-It! Illinois offers the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and participating electronic resource vendors, […]

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Popular programs from Adobe are now available in the Fishbowl computer lab on the fourth floor of Booth Library. This includes Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Photoshop and InDesign. Anyone with an EIU username may access them. To use these Adobe programs, patrons enter their EIU email address. They will then be redirected to EIU’s “Single […]

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Booth now offers access to Skillshare, an online learning community! Through the Skillshare platform, current EIU students, faculty and staff can independently participate in a variety of training and workshops, including in photography, graphic design, music, marketing, freelancing and much more! Access is free via the Booth Library website, but a reservation is required. Those […]

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The Center for Student Innovation at Booth Library is offering an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to learn more about technology in this hands-on workshop series. This five-session series covers a variety of topics, from text analysis to using social media in your research. These workshops are free, and they will take place in […]

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