Library Extended Hours (May 2-6)

It’s that time of the semester again – the week before finals!

We know you have more to do than time to do it so we are keeping our

doors open even longer to help better serve your needs!

We will be open an additional 3 hours each night all week long:

Monday – Thursday  (May 2-5 ) 8:30 am – 3:00 am!

Friday (May 6): 8:30 am – 9:00 pm!

Snacks and beverages will be provided to keep you going strong into the wee hours. Good luck studying!

Congratulations Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services

TTreadwell_Poday is a bittersweet day at Brookens Library. Today is Jane Treadwell’s last day as the University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services at the University of Illinois Springfield. Dean Treadwell has served the University in this role for the past thirteen and half years. We are so thankful for her dutiful service to Brookens Library and to the Friends of Brookens Library. We want her to wish her the very best as she embarks on a new chapter of her life. Thank you for making the library such a special place to UIS and congratulations! You will be missed. Check out the video tribute from the student employees at Brookens Library.

WORKSHOP – Locating Private Foundation Money – April 28

University Librarian Retirement Reception 4/26

Treadwell_PPlease join us as we celebrate the retirement of Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services.

Dean Treadwell has served the University of Illinois Springfield for nearly 14 years in her role. Help us show her how much we appreciate all she has done for Brookens Library and the Friends of Brookens Library on:

Tuesday, April 26  –  3:00 – 5:00 pm  –  PAC Restaurant – University of Illinois Springfield

National Library Week: We Protect Your Rights

It’s National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year we want to highlight some of the ways Brookens Library shines for our students, faculty, staff as the Springfield community.

When people think of the library they think of books, but we are so much more…

We Protect Your Rights:

Freedom of information is fundamental to the American way of life, and free and full access sets us apart from many countries. Libraries and librarians are committed to preserving both the freedom to read in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Protecting user privacy and confidentiality is another integral part of the mission of libraries.

At Brookens, we fulfill this by…

Protecting patron information such as contact information and materials the patron has checked out

Opening our doors to the public

Not filtering the internet on our computers

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National Library Week: We Promote Literacy

We Promote Literacy:

Libraries are committed to helping children and adults develop the skills they need to survive and thrive in a global information society: the ability to read and use computers.

At Brookens, we fulfill this by…

Teaching Information literacy instruction

Helping patrons at the desk locate information resources

Helping patrons use the computers

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National Library Week: We Provide Access!

It’s National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year we want to highlight some of the ways Brookens Library shines for our students, faculty, staff and the Springfield community.

When people think of the library they think of books, but we are so much more…

We Provide Access:

Libraries level the playing field. As great democratic institutions, serving people of every age, income level, location, ethnicity, or physical ability, and providing the full range of information resources needed to live, learn, govern, and work. At libraries, patrons are free to exercise their right to know without fear of censorship or reprisal.

At Brookens, we fulfill this by…

Providing access to books, databases and other materials.

Providing access to computers and wireless internet

Offering our resources and services to the public

Not censoring (i.e. banning books or putting filters on our computers)

If you stop in the library you will see our over 30 foot chalkboard decked out for National Library Week – tell us how Brookens shines for you!

Support Brookens Library by becoming a Friend today!

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