Book Sale Friday, October 7

You don’t want to miss the Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale!!!

Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brookens Library-Main Level

This year we are moving our sale out of the basement and up to the main level for your convenience. Let us know what you think of the change.

It’s the perfect time to stock up and save big!  We hope to see you at the book sale.

Friends of Brookens Library Annual Book Sale 2016

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

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.

 

 

Giving Tuesday

Giving-tuesday-badge-redToday is Giving Tuesday! I know that there are so many worthy causes to which you could donate today, but I hope that you will consider making Friends of Brookens Library one of them. The Friends make possible the wonderful events offered by the library, including One Book, One UIS. The organization also supports the purchase of materials for the collection (essential for us right now) and enhancements of the learning spaces in Brookens. The faculty and staff of Brookens Library are grateful for your support—thank you! – Jane Treadwell, University Librarian and Dean, Library Instructional Services

Make a gift

One Book One UIS Event: The Charleston Massacre 9/8/15

UIS Speaker Series explores “The Charleston Massacre & the History of Racial Violence in America”

WHAT:            The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series will explore “The Charleston Massacre and the History of Racial Violence in America” during a panel discussion.

WHEN:            Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:          UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library.

DETAILS:         This event will bring together a panel of experts to explore the historical, social and political lineage that nurtures the current racist culture and climate that enabled the Charleston shootings. This event was inspired by the project #CharlestonSyllabus, http://aaihs.org/resources/charlestonsyllabus/  the creation of Chad Williams, professor of African American Studies at Brandeis University  http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Crowdsources-a/231073/

This event is a part of the One Book, One UIS 2015/2016 Community Read Initiative. This years selected text is MARCH by Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell. For more information about One Book, One UIS please visit: www.onebookoneuis.com

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.

The Learning Hub in Brookens

Every Wednesday beginning February 4th, The Learning Hub will be providing writing help from a Learning Hub writing tutor in the Library from 6:00 pm  – 8:30 pm. No appointment is ever necessary. Just stop-in during the scheduled times and get expert help.

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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.

Research Help in Founders Every Tuesday!

Need help researching for a big assignment, project or paper and don’t know where to start? Are you getting poor results when searching for books or articles? Ask a Librarian – they are the experts that can help point you in the right direction, refine your searches, and so much more. You can always schedule an appointment with YOUR librarian or we also offer the opportunity to meet with a librarian in Founders Hall, no appointment necessary, Tuesdays from 7-9pm.

Every Tuesday from 7-9 pm
Every Tuesday from 7-9 pm

Writing Help in Brookens Every Thursday

Need writing help but don’t want to schedule an appointment? Every Thursday The Learning Hub provides writing help from one of their writing tutors in Brookens Library. Simply stop by our research consultation rooms on the main level of Brookens Library between 6:00-8:30 pm to get help.

No Appointment Needed!
No Appointment Needed!