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Mr. Andrew A Cougill

Reference Librarian

Office: - Booth Library
Phone: 217-581-7548
Email: aacougill@eiu.edu

I am the bibliographer and departmental liaison for Africana Studies, Family & Consumer Sciences, History, and Latin American Studies. 

As a member of the Reference Services team at Booth Library I am eager to assist with your research needs and am glad to help you navigate the vast resources of our library.  

Frequently Taught Courses

I am available to provide customized library instruction to meet the needs of groups and classes. 


2012 - MLS - Indiana University

2002 - MA - Historical Administration, Eastern Illinois University

2000 - BA - History and Social Studies with Teacher Certification, Eastern Illinois University


I am the point of contact for exhibits at Booth Library. I am always eager to hear ideas and suggestions for our displays! We are happy to partner with academic departments and campus organizations to bring attention to areas of interest. 


Proud member of the Charleston Community Band where he plays alongside his father.  Andy joined Booth Library as a Reference Librarian in the Fall of 2017. As a graduate of Charleston High School and Eastern Illinois University, his arrival was a homecoming of sorts. His first library job was as an undergraduate student employee at Booth Library in the 1990s. 

After receiving his MA in Historical Administration from EIU, Andy spent time as both the Manager of Collections and Interpretation and Executive Director of the Grissom Air Museum in Peru, Indiana. He returned to the library field in 2009 as the director of the Colfax-Perry Township Public Library and earned his MLS from Indiana University in 2012.

He arrived at EIU after serving as the High Density Storage Facility Coordinator at the University of Illinois Library. In this role he was responsible for the organization and access to more than four million unique items held at the Oak Street Library Facility on the Urbana-Champaign Campus. The Oak Street facility holds items from all campus libraries and includes items in nearly every conceivable format on 40-foot shelving systems. 

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