Welcome back to UIS and to the Brookens Library! Whether you’re on campus or online, the Library is here to help you with your research needs as well as your reading and viewing needs when you have some down time. If you haven’t participated in one of our iPad tours, I recommend that you try one—they are both educational and fun. Sign Up For One Now (We have “tours” for online students, too.)
For those of you who’ve been away for the summer, you’ll notice some changes in Brookens. We’ve opened up more space on level two for studying and we have new green chairs at many of the computers. We are adding to the Feature Film collection and will be giving it a more prominent location. Also, it’s now going to be in alphabetical order—no more struggling with Library of Congress call numbers when you want to find a favorite movie!
We are also adding more titles to the audio collection, and soon we will be introducing the Mango language learning system for those of you who want to brush up on a language before going on a study abroad semester, or just because you’re interested in a particular language. For our international students, we are building a small collection of titles in your own languages. We will be announcing more details about Mango and the international reading collection shortly.
You may notice that some of the signs have changed on level two—we hope that they make it easier to find the service point that you need. As always, Brookens librarians are ready to assist you! We hope that you will ttyl—talk to your librarian—in the library, through email or chat, or by arranging for a research consultation.
The library is very proud to be a sponsor of One Book One UIS, featuring Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, who will be coming to speak at UIS on October 7. For all of the details about One Book One UIS, see the web site brookensonebook.com.
Have a wonderful semester!
University Librarian and Dean of the Library