Faculty Library Associate Program

Faculty Library Associate

Brookens Library announces the Summer Faculty Library Associate program for faculty members interested in integrating information literacy and library services into a new or existing course. The purpose of the program is to create intensive collaboration between faculty and the library, to illustrate the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in improving student outcomes (specifically the UIS Goals and Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education), to develop instructional materials and activities to share with other librarians and faculty, and to advance the use of library services on campus. We are seeking one Associate for the 2016 summer semester.

Please see the Instructional Services page on the Faculty Resource guide for additional information and examples of course-integrated information literacy assignments.

Duration: Takes place during the UIS Summer Session

Stipend: The Library Associate is awarded a $1500 stipend. He or she will devote the equivalent of 5 hours/week on the project during the 8 week summer session.

Expectations

  • Engage in the creation or revision of curriculum for at least one course that will be taught in the upcoming Academic Year
  • Engage in assessment when offering revised course to evaluate the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in improving student learning outcomes
  • Present with Faculty Librarian at an FDO workshop
  • Report on results at departmental meetings & Committee on the Library in the semester after revised course is taught

Eligibility: All full-time faculty members with one year of teaching experience at UIS are eligible. Courses at any level which include a research component will be considered.

Proposal Form

Your proposal must include the following information:

  • Why you are interested in becoming a Library Faculty Associate
  • Your previous experience, if any, with information literacy and the use of library resources and services
  • What you hope to learn from the collaborative experience
  • A description of the course you wish to revise in collaboration with a librarian. Please include a syllabus, assignments, lesson plans and any other relevant materials

Send your proposal by April 8, 2016 to Sarah Sagmoen at sarah.sagmoen@uis.edu

Welcome Back

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Students, faculty, staff and community members,

Welcome to the Spring 2016 Semester from all of us at Brookens Library. The new semester brings new opportunities for you to engage with the library and the resources, services, and events we offer.  We are kicking off the new semester with a table at the Spring Involvement Expo on Wednesday, January 20 from 3-6pm in the PAC where you can stop by and chat with a librarian!

We are also hosting a “makers” event Thursday, January 21 from 1-3 pm on the lower level of Brookens as part of the campus wide Open House: Student Life’s “Campus Expedition”.  We will be having a paper airplane making contest and a make-and-take button-making table! Awards will be presented for “best design” and “best flight” and all participants receive a stamp for their Campus Expedition Book. These events are just a taste of what’s to come so stay tuned to learn about events taking place throughout the semester!

The library has made some important updates over the winter intersession and we are excited to share them with you:

1.) We have updated our website! The new and improved library.uis.edu was designed based on best practices in web design and user feedback, makes locating library information and conducting research much easier. If you have any questions about features or if you would like to leave your feedback please take a moment to fill out the online feedback form: Brookens Library Website Feedback

2.) You can now book an appointment with a librarian online: Meeting with a librarian just got easier for faculty and students. Each librarian now has a button embedded within their Research Guides that allows you to see available time-slots and book an appointment. Simply select your area by subject and there you will find your liaison and be able to make an appointment!

We are pleased to be able to continue offering UIS undergraduate students the opportunity to have their research recognized through the Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award. This award was created to recognize and reward UIS undergraduate students whose academic work incorporates the use of Brookens Library’s collections and services and demonstrates exceptional information literacy skills. In addition to recognition at UIS, the award includes a monetary prize of $250. Apply Today!

It is bittersweet that we must announce the retirement of the University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services, Jane Treadwell, who will step down at the end of April. Dean Treadwell has served the University of Illinois Springfield as the University Librarian for nearly 14 years. She has been a visionary for academic libraries, an advocate for information literacy, and a mentor to those who have served under her tutelage. We wish her a bright future as she embarks on her latest adventure: retirement.

 

 

New Website: We Want Your Feedback

As we welcome you back to campus, virtually or on-ground, you may have noticed we have updated our website! The new and improved library.uis.edu was designed based on best practices in web design and user feedback, makes locating library information and conducting research much easier.

We want to know what you think of the updated website. If you have any questions about features or if you would like to leave your feedback please take a moment to fill out the online feedback form: Brookens Library Website Feedback

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brookens Library will be CLOSED Monday, January 18, 2016.

We will re-open with regular Spring Semester hours Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Spring Semester Hours (1/19 – 5/14)

Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am – Midnight
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – Midnight

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Intersession Hours

During Winter Intersession Brookens Library has reduced hours. Beginning January 4, 2016 – January 17, 2016 we will be open the following hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

We will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will re-open with standard semester hours on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

 

New Website Launching 1/11

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Brookens Library Website on Monday, January 11, 2016. We expect the rollover to the new site to take place around 8:30 am. Our hope is that you find the new library website easier to navigate and more mobile friendly.

http://library.uis.edu/

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Extended Hours: Dec 7 – 11

It’s that time of year again, the end of the semester, where students, faculty and staff are preparing for the end of the semester. Here at Brookens that means we will be offering extended hours the week before finals. We will be open the following hours:

Monday, December 7 – Thursday, December 10

8:30 am – 3:00 am

Friday, December 11

8:30 am  – 9:00 pm

 

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