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Booth Library launches new spring speaker series: Authors@EIU

A News Release from EIU's Booth Library

(CHARLESTON, IL) -- Booth Library invites the campus and community to join us for the launch of a new speaker series this Spring semester, Authors@EIU. Six authors will be featured in three Spring 2024 Authors@EIU events to celebrate the research, scholarship and creative success of EIU faculty who have recently achieved publication of a book.  

The library recognizes and celebrates the diverse, robust community of EIU teaching faculty who are contributing to scholarship or popular learning, through this series and has added the featured publications to the library’s collection.

Please mark your calendars to attend Authors@EIU, 5 p.m. in Booth Library’s West Reading Room:

February 28

  • Scott Meiners, Ph.D., Biological Sciences; Tree by Tree: Saving North America’s Eastern Forests, by Scott Meiners; Cornell University Press, 2023
  • Alexis L. Jones, Ph.D., Teaching, Learning and Foundations; Teaching is a Human Interaction: How Thoughtful Educators Respond, are Responsive, and Take Responsibility, by Alexis L. Jones; Information Age Publishing, 2023

March 13

  • Julie D. Campbell, Ph.D., English; Women, Entertainment, and Precursors of the French Salon, 1532-1615, by Julie D. Campbell; Amsterdam University Press, 2023
  • Bob Klein, Ph.D., Teaching, Learning and Foundations; The Middle of Somewhere: Rural Education Partnerships and Innovation, ed. by Sara L. Hartman and Bob Klein; Harvard Education Press, 2023

April 11

  • Stephen Eskilson, Ph.D., Art & Design Digital Design: A History by Stephen Eskilson; Princeton University Press, 2023
  • Ryan Burge, Ph.D., Political Science; The Nones, Second Edition: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, by Ryan Burge; Fortress Press, 2023

Events each session will include a shared reception at 5 p.m. and events beginning at 5:30 p.m. complete with introductory remarks, followed by presentations and question & answer sessions for each author. 

All members of the Charleston and EIU communities are welcome, including students. Please join your colleagues in recognizing these accomplishments and for stimulating dialogues.

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