Summertime in the library is, in many ways, business as usual. Whether or not you are on campus, Brookens Library faculty, staff, and student employees are still here working to support your experience at UIS.
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Cloud Library: Brookens Library recently added 19,000 eAudiobook titles to Cloud Library, our eBook and eAudiobook collection. You and your student can browse our collection here – http://go.uis.edu/BrowseCloudLibrary
The collection includes leisure reads, cookbooks, memoires, and more.
Current students can download the Cloud Library App to their device or check out a Cloud Library compatible device from Brookens Library. For more information about how to get started using Cloud Library visit: http://go.uis.edu/CloudLibraryBasics
Mango Languages: You’re probably wondering why the library’s talking about fruit, turns out were not. Mango Languages is our online language-learning system. Your student can create a free account through the Mango Languages platform using their NetID and Password. Once they’ve created their account, your student will have access to over 70 languages.
Learn more about all that Mango Languages has to offer here- http://go.uis.edu/MangoBasics
Stay connected with Brookens all summer long and see you in the Fall!
John Hanlon, the Executive Director and Legal Director of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) will be a special guest at the lecture and will be making remarks.
The event begins at 7:00 pm in the Brookens Auditorium (Lower Level – Brookens Library) on the UIS Campus. A Q/A and book signing will immediately follow.
Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people after the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed, into the unknown.
From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United States—Cook County, Illinois—investigative journalist Alison Flowers recounts profoundly human stories of reclaiming life, overcoming adversity, and searching for purpose after exoneration.
As she tells each exoneree’s powerful story, Flowers vividly shows that release from prison, though sometimes joyous and hopeful, is not a Hollywood ending—or an ending at all. Rather, an exoneree’s first unshackled steps are the beginning of a new journey full of turmoil and uncertainty. Flowers also sheds new light on the collateral damage of wrongful convictions on families and communities, confronting deeper problems of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. (Amazon)
Just in time for summer break, we have added 19,000 new eAudiobook titles to our Cloud Library collection that are perfect for listening on the go. Listen while traveling for summer vacation, by the pool, on your run, while gardening, or while sitting on your deck enjoying a lemonade. Since these free eAudiobooks can be dowloaded directly to your mobile device, you can take them wherever you go and listen whenever you want. These additions are from a wide range of new non-fiction categories we previously didn’t have in the Cloud Library collection, such as cooking, health and fitness, and travel. We’ve also increased the number of titles in fiction genres such as science fiction, romance, historical fiction, classics, and many more.
Major/Minor: Major – Criminal Justice, Minor- Psychology
Hometown: Woodstock, IL
Hobbies: Reading, writing, working out, and watching Netflix
Post-college plans/What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
My current plans are to stay in Springfield and work with some of the many agencies here to build up my resume while I figure out my next steps. Within the next year or so I will likely enroll in a Master’s program for Social Work or Counseling with the eventual goal of being a school counselor or working with at-risk youth and crime victims.
Who is the person that influences you or inspires you the most? Why?
I can’t think of any one specific person, but I would say that I am inspired every day by people who aren’t afraid to put themselves out there and achieve their goals. I think the most valuable trait a person can have is knowing who they are and being true to themselves. I aspire to be more like this and encourage everyone I know to do so.
What has working at Brookens Library taught you?
Working at Brookens has taught me the value of hard work and commitment. During my time at Brookens have put my all into every project assigned to me and, as a result, have gained valuable skills and experiences that will be useful to me in years to come. I have also had the pleasure of getting to know many great people who work hard every day so that the library can function at its best.
The Friends of Brookens Library know you have been working hard all semester long. To help you make it through your final week of classes they will be hosting a FREE “Cereal Bar” on the lower-level of Brookens Library on:
Monday, May 8
Bowls, spoons, milk and some of your favorite cereals will be provided! Can’t stay to eat it in the Library? No problem! We will also have grab-and-go dry packs available.