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- http://www.library.eiu.edu/newtitles. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers' Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Students who have used Booth Library and archival 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 EIU students. Each award consists of a certificate and a cash prize (up to $300). Certificates of Merit or Honorable Mention may be presented to selected additional entries.
The 2014 guidelines, application and entry form can be found here. For more information, call 581-6061.
Entries should be delivered to the Administration Office, Room 4700, Booth Library, no later than March 17. Recipients will be selected by April 9, and the winners will be announced during National Library Week, April 13-19. Works submitted for competition must have been completed within the last 12 months.
These awards are not intended to duplicate or replace any other standing campus awards. Selected entries will become a part of Booth Library's Student Research and Creativity Collection.
Booth Library will present Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, during the spring semester. Booth Library is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Booth Library will host a five-part, scholar-led discussion series on the theme Pathways of Faith during the spring 2014 semester. In addition, an exhibition and related programming are planned.
Books in the series are The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F.E. Peters, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A.C. Brown, The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson, The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter, and A Rumi Anthology edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson. Book discussions will be led by Dr. Brian Mann, Dr. Jaysinha Shinde and Dr. Ahmed Abou-Zaid.
Those who are interested in participating in the book discussion series are encouraged to register by emailing Kirstin Duffin, project director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to visit the library webpage. Patrons may participate in one or more of the book discussions. Those who register will be given a free copy of the book(s) to be discussed, along with other program materials.
In addition to the book discussions, related exhibits will be on display at Booth Library and the Tarble Arts Center. Other programs will include film discussions on Prince Among Slaves, led by Dr. Michael Loudon, and Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, led by Dr. Janet Marquardt; student research presentations; an interfaith panel moderated by instructor Daniel Otto; and a panel discussion, Women in Veil, moderated by Dr. Bonnie Irwin. Activities are scheduled from Jan. 29 through April 15, 2014. More specific information will be posted on the program website as it becomes available.
In addition to the Muslim Journeys discussion and program series, Booth Library patrons can access Oxford Islamic Studies Online for a limited time. This resource will be available to the EIU community through Dec. 31, 2014. The database includes reference entries, primary source documents, learning resources, and images and maps. Click here to link to this resource.
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.
- www.library.eiu.edu/notebooth. Remember to visit us for our Yellow Wall-paper exhibits and events! In an effort to conserve resources, NoteBooth is no longer distributed in print.
Thanks to a new database at Booth Library, faculty, staff and students now have access to hundreds of videos that stream online. Through the library's partnership with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), the library added to its collection videos in the areas of American history, counseling, dance, ethnography and LGBT studies produced by Alexander Street Press.
The video collections include content that's online exclusively through Alexander Street Press from partners such as The History Channel, Bullfrog, Chronoscope, Universal Newsreel, United News and more. Also included are documentaries and series from PBS.
A majority of the videos available cover American history, including documentaries, newsreels and never-before-published archival footage.
Eastern faculty members may find these videos useful to supplement teaching materials, illustrate a lecture or include in online courses. Students may use the videos as part of their research or include snippets of videos as part of a multimedia presentation.
The collections are easily searchable by topic, and include real-time transcripts and an easy-to-use menu to create custom clips of portions of videos.
These videos may be used just like any other educational video, with the added bonus of being able to view them anytime from almost anywhere.
For more information about the video collection, contact your subject librarian or call the library reference desk at 581-6072.
The collection can be browsed by topic at http://vasc.alexanderstreet.com/browse/disciplinetopic
Individual collections are linked below.
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