MARCH Chosen “One Book, One UIS” for 2015/2016

MARCH Chosen “One Book, One UIS” for 2015/2016

March Book One  - One Book, One UIS 2015 March Book One - One Book One UIS 2015MARCH, a graphic memoir about the life of civil rights icon John Lewis, has been chosen by the One Book, One UIS Planning Committee as the campus community read for the 2015/2016 academic year.   Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and Illustrator Nate Powell have agreed to speak at UIS. Their presentation will be on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 in Sangamon Auditorium.
John Lewis has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1986, representing the Georgia 5th District.  Born the son of sharecroppers in Pike County, Alabama, Lewis became a civil rights activist while a student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, organizing sit-ins and participating in freedom rides.  From 1963-1966, Lewis chaired the Student Nonviolent Organizing Committee (SNCC) of which he was a founder.

 
The title of the book MARCH comes from the many marches that Lewis organized or participated in, including one of the most well-remembered moments in civil rights history—the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965.  Lewis was one of the organizers of the march, which drew nationwide attention when the non-violent marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers.  Many historians believe that the images of cruelty from the Selma march were a factor in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 
Over the years, Lewis has received many prestigious awards, including the Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian honor) and the only John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Lifetime Achievement Award ever granted by the John F. Kennedy Foundation.  He has recently been named as the recipient of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government given each year by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois.  A ceremony to present the award to Congressman Lewis, hosted by Senator Dick Durbin, will be held on April 29 in Washington, DC.

 
MARCH is planned as a three-volume trilogy.  At UIS, we will be reading volumes one and two.  MARCH: Book One has received numerous awards, including a 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award and an ALA Notable Children’s Book designation.  It was also named a “Top Ten Graphic Novel for Teens” by the Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA) of ALA and made the “best books of 2013” lists of USA Today, The Washington Post, Slate and others.  MARCH: Book Two has just been published and has already garnered a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

 
Should you wish to include MARCH in a course during the 2015/2016 academic year, please contact Karen Moranski at kmora1@uis.edu or 217-206-7440; or Kimberly Craig at kcrai01s@uis.edu or 217-206-6245.  For any other information about the 2015/2016 choice please contact Janelle Gurnsey in the Brookens Library: gurnsey.janelle@uis.edu or 217-206-8451.  We will release information about additional programming as it is planned.  For more information about the One Book, One UIS program, including selection criteria, please see: www.onebookoneuis.com.

Learn Your Library: Tours

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On-Campus Tours
Are you new to UIS? Come tour the library to learn about our resources and services.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10am, 1pm, and 5pm

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 11am, 2pm, and 6pm

Friday, September 18 at 11am and 2pm

On-campus tours meet in the library classroom (BRK 232) and last about an hour.

Register today!

 

Virtual Tours
Are you a new or returning online student? Join us for a virtual tour of online library resources and services. By the end you’ll know how to find and request books and articles, how to access resources from off campus, where to get research help, and more!

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11am, 5pm, and 6pm

Virtual tours meet online via MS Lync

Register today!

Join A MARCH Book Club & Receive a FREE Book!

John_lewis_official_biopicOne Book, One UIS:  We are eagerly looking forward to the One Book, One UIS events this year. MARCH, a graphic memoir about the life of civil rights icon John Lewis, has been chosen as the campus community read for the 2015/2016 academic year.  Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and Illustrator Nate Powell have agreed to speak at the University of Illinois Springfield in conjunction with the program.

Their presentation will be on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 in Sangamon Auditorium. Tickets (FREE) are required for the event and can be acquired through the Sangamon Auditorium in person or by calling the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217-206-6160.

March Book One  - One Book, One UIS 2015As part of the overall One Book, One UIS Program we have created Book Discussion Groups or Book Clubs. We have 4 different dates and times available for you to choose from. Slots are limited to 12 per section to be sure to sign up early. Participants will receive a free copy of MARCH Book One.  Sign up today!

We’re Hiring!

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Join our team!

Employment: Looking for a job on campus? Brookens Library is a great place to gain experience working in a fun and collaborative environment. This fall we will be hiring 4-5 Student Assistants and one Marketing and Communications Assistant to join our team.

If interested, apply online at Career Connect, or visit us at the Job Fair: Thursday, August 27th from 11am-1pm in the PAC Food Emporium. Preference will be given to those who attend the Job Fair.

If you are interested in the Marketing and Communications position, please bring your portfolio or a sample of your work to the job fair.

Welcome To UIS

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Welcome to the start of the Fall semester.

This Fall, Brookens Library has some awesome events planned, including One Book, One UIS activities, library tours and orientations, and one of the campuses new favorite traditions – the Haunted Library. We also offer an array of resources for both your academic research and your personal enjoyment.

One Book, One UIS:  We are eagerly looking forward to the One Book, One UIS events this year. MARCH, a graphic memoir about the life of civil rights icon John Lewis, has been chosen as the campus community read for the 2015/2016 academic year.   Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and Illustrator Nate Powell have agreed to speak at the University of Illinois Springfield in conjunction with the program. Their presentation will be on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 in Sangamon Auditorium. For a list of all the events related to One Book, One UIS please visit: http://onebookoneuis.com/events/.

One Book, One UIS Book Club:  Join the MARCH Book Club! We have four different dates available where you can meet with other UIS students, faculty and staff to discuss issues and themes from MARCH Book One.  Book Club participants will receive a free copy of MARCH – registration is required. Sign up for your preferred session here.

Drop-in library tours are offered each semester and we’ve scheduled both on-campus Tours and online Virtual Tours for Fall. The Tours cover where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more! See the Brookens Library calendar for dates and times.

Haunted Library: The Haunted Library has become a favorite fall event at UIS. Last year over 500 people were brave enough to enter Brookens for an evening of thrills. Planning is well underway for this years spooking so be sure to save the date: Friday, October 23. Doors or open from 8-10:30 pm.

Services:

We also offer a wide array of resources and services for you to access in person or in many cases online. Some of our most visited collections include:

Feature Film Collection: You asked and we delivered! We received feedback from students asking for more popular films to be added to the collection. We have made this request a priority and currently buy new releases each and every week to ensure the collection remains current. We have also expanded our display so you can browse more like you would in a film rental store. We have both DVDs and Blue-ray format. Be sure to check it out.

eBooks & eAudio-Books: Now you can get books and audio-books right on your device! Brookens offers our patrons the 3M Cloud Library – an app you can download onto your computer or mobile device to download eBooks and eAudio-Books. All you need is an iCard and a device. Get the app here – be sure to select the University of Illinois Springfield as your YOUR library when downloading.

Kindle Fire Checkout: Want to have access to the 3M cloud library but don’t have a device? No problem! We also have free Kindle Fire checkout. Simply go to the front desk during operating library hours and check one out today.

Language Learning Tool – Mango Languages: Have you ever wanted to learn another language? Now’s your chance! Brookens subscribes to Mango Languages, a language learning resource that makes learning a new language easier than ever. Simply create an account and start learning for FREE. With this resource there is no expensive software to purchase – just sign up and start learning at your own pace and at your own convenience.

I-Share – Get Books/DVDs/Audio Books from other libraries: Sometimes we don’t have the resource you are looking for in our physical library but that doesn’t mean you don’t have access to it. Now you can get books from other Illinois libraries delivered to Brookens for you to pick-up at your convenience, for free! Just create a My Library Account from the Brookens website, and you’re all set. Don’t forget, you can use this free service for your leisure reading as well!

Employment: Looking for a job on campus? Consider applying at Brookens Library. We will be hiring 4-5 Student Assistants and one Marketing and Communications Assistant to join our team. If interested, apply online at Career Connect, or visit us at the Job Fair: Thursday, August 27th from 11am-1pm in the PAC Food Emporium. Preference will be given to those who attend the Job Fair. If you are interested in the Marketing and Communications position, please bring your portfolio or a sample of your work to the job fair.

YOUR Librarian: Did you know you have access to your very own librarian? It’s true! Whether you are brand new to research or a seasoned pro, our staff is ready and willing to help. Find out who YOUR Librarian is today – librarians are assigned based on the department you are in.

Free Tickets to Congressman John Lewis Lecture Available To UIS Community

One Book One UIS: MARCHTickets for the “One Book, One UIS” presentation featuring civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis are available free of charge exclusively to the UIS campus community now through August 30th. Tickets can be reserved through the UIS Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office in person or by calling 217-206-6160.  The lecture and discussion will take place at the auditorium on Monday, October 19 at 7 p.m. with a book signing immediately following. Please present your iCard to reserve your tickets. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Monday, August 31.

The graphic novel, MARCH, which tells Lewis’ life story as a civil rights leader, was chosen by UIS as the campus community read for the 2015-16 academic year. Lewis will be joined on stage by co-author Andrew Aydin and Illustrator Nate Powell.

Lewis has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1986, representing the Georgia 5th District. Born the son of sharecroppers in Pike County, Alabama, he became a civil rights activist while a student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, organizing sit-ins and participating in freedom rides. From 1963-1966, Lewis chaired the Student Nonviolent Organizing Committee (SNCC) of which he was a founder.

The title of the book MARCH comes from the many marches that Lewis organized or participated in, including one of the most well-remembered moments in civil rights history—the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. Lewis was one of the organizers of the march, which drew nationwide attention when the non-violent marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers. Many historians believe that the images of cruelty from the Selma march were a factor in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Over the years, Lewis has received many prestigious awards, including the Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian honor) and the only John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Lifetime Achievement Award ever granted by the John F. Kennedy Foundation. He was recently presented with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government from the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

My ILL Account & Service Maintenance Outage 7/27

To ensure you have access to they highest quality resources and services My ILL Account & Service will be unavailable on Monday, July 27th between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for scheduled maintenance.

How you may be impacted:

– During this time period you will not be able to request books or articles through InterLibrary Loan. Please note that I-Share will not be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

New Collections Digitized in University Archives

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Construction of Brookens Library and PAC, ca 1975. From the “Library Media Services Slides: 1960’s-1989” collection.

The University Archives has been busy digitizing and making available online a variety of its collections which includes several different series of slides. Click on the links below to view the newly digitized collections.

 S2/1. Library Media Services Slides: SSU, Springfield sites and events, 1957-1987

Includes photos related to Sangamon State University campus scenes, presentations for the Illinois Board of Education, a presentation by former SSU student Judith Haynes entitled “Good and Useful Lives: People of the Sangamon,” the LGPA Rail Classic in 1983, various colleges in the area (including Millikin University, Blackburn College, Illinois College), Brookens Library, previous SSU Presidents (Dr. Durward Long, Dr. Alex Lacy, Dr. Robert Spencer), SSU construction, activities at the Clayville Rural Life Center, and the SSU sponsored Computer Camp in the mid-1980s

S2/2. Library Media Services Slides: SSU, Springfield sites and events, 1960s-1989

Includes photos related to Sangamon State University campus scenes, SSU Auditorium performances and events, SSU graduations, Illinois Issues 10th anniversary, SSU Founder’s Day Celebration in 1985, events with previous SSU Presidents (Dr. Durward Long, Dr. Alex Lacy, Dr. Robert Spencer), SSU construction, previous SSU soccer coach Aydin Gionulsen, local politicians (Paul Simon, Jesse Jackson, Philip J. Rock), and SSU fall festivals.