Author Pamela Bannos To Speak at UIS June 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Friends of Brookens Library Annual Dinner speaker: Pamela Bannos, author of Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.

The Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the UIS Student Union Ballroom. A cash bar & book exchange kicks off the evening, from 5:30 – 6:00, with the meeting and dinner beginning at 6:00. Guest speaker Pamela Bannos will begin her discussion of her book Vivian MaierA Photographer’s Life and Afterlife, immediately following, at 7:00 pm. Tickets to the dinner are $30 for Friends members and $35 for non-members. All guests are welcome! Proceeds from the evening will be used to advance the initiatives of Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield.

While the dinner is a ticketed event, the discussion led by guest speaker Pamela Bannos, is free and open to the public! To reserve your ticket to the dinner, please contact Bethany Burbridge Stremmel at bburb2@uis.edu. To attend the discussion, please arrive a few minutes before 7:00 pm.

Pamela Bannos is an artist and researcher who utilizes methods that highlight the forgotten and overlooked, exploring the links between visual representation, urban space, history, and collective memory. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including in solo exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, England, and the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. Her research projects include an investigation of Chicago’s Lincoln Park and the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Bannos has taught photography in Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice – http://vivianmaierproject.com/

Library Main Floor Renovation Project

We are pleased to announce that the Library will be undergoing a Main Floor Renovation beginning May 14th. The Library will remain operational throughout the renovation with services being provided on the Lower Level. The Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13 (regular Intersession Closure) and will re-open Monday, May 14th with services on the Lower Level. Entry to the library will be from the Lower Level Entrance near Brookens Auditorium

Scope of the Project: 

We will be adding a classroom space to the Main Floor of Library, near the back, that seats 48 and will be equipped for library instruction and workshops. The entire public space of the Main Floor will be re-carpeted with a more modern and durable flooring. Collections like the Popular Books Collection, Feature Films Collection and New Books will remain on the Main Floor, while other Collections: Newspapers, Government Documents, and Legal Reference will be relocated. The Main Desk, currently near the front of the Library, will be reconfigured to better serve patrons. The new layout will be more open with new computer stations and a new print/scan area to enhance how the space is used. The Main Level will continue to be a space that encourages group study, with mobile furniture, booth seating, and collaboration tables.  Floors 3 and 4 will remain quiet study floors.

Timeline:

The target date for the completion of the project is September, 2018. We plan to re-open the Main Floor of the Library October, 2018.

Collection/Service Locations:

4th Floor: 

General Books

Oversize Books

New Books

Friedman Collection

Group study in Lounge Area

Computers and Printer

3rd Floor: 

Legal Reference

Reference

Periodicals

Popular Books

CINRC Collection

Group Study in Lounge Area

Computers

2nd Floor:

Main Floor and entrances – CLOSED

Group Study in Lounge Area

Lower Level:

Feature Film Collection

Circulation Desk

Library Entrance/Exit

Group Study in Lounge Area

Printers

 

 

Cereal Bar Monday, May 7

Monday, May 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Brookens Library Lower Level

The end of the year can be a stressful time. The Friends of Brookens Library would like to treat you to a free bowl (or two) of cereal during finals week! Take a break from your studies & regroup at the Brookens Library Cereal Bar. We will have a variety of offerings to keep you going!

 

Extended Hours: April 30 – May 4

The week before finals calls for extended library hours and COFFEE! Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4, the Library will be open an extra 3 hours each night so you have a safe place to study into the wee hours. We will also be serving coffee, tea, and snacks in the late evening.

Week Before Finals Week Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 am

Friday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Finals Week Cereal Bar

Monday, May 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Brookens Library Lower Level

The end of the year can be a stressful time. The Friends of Brookens Library would like to treat you to a free bowl (or two) of cereal during finals week! Take a break from your studies & regroup at the Brookens Library Cereal Bar. We will have a variety of offerings to keep you going!

 

Board Game Day with International Student Association

Board Game Day in Brookens

The end of the year can be a stressful time. Take a break from your studies at the library for Board Game Day! We are excited to be partnering with the International Student Association for our final Game Day of the Spring Semester! This fun event will take place:

Thursday, April 19

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Library Lower Level! 

Join us for free food and fun! All students are welcome to attend.

 

Earth Week Event: SustainabiliTEA

EVENT: Thursday, April 19

It’s Earth Week! There is so much going on this week on campus! We are proud to be partnering with Residence Life and the Sustainability Committee to host a SustainabiliTEA event on Thursday, April 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Library. This fun event will feature sustainably sourced teas from Custom Cup and crafts made from up-cycled library materials.

We hope you can stop by!

Check out what else is happening on campus for Earth Week!