Meet the Team: Anh

Name: Anh Do

Major: Business Administration

Status: Senior

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?: My favorite thing about being a student at UIS is that the campus size is not too large, which means you can get to know your professors and your classmates better. I keep seeing familiar faces in my classes and I actually got to know some awesome individuals! And since the class size ranges from small to medium, every student has equal opportunities to get directly involved in class activities as well!

What are your goals for the semester?: Since this will be my last semester at UIS, I will keep staying focused on my studies as I have always been in order to gain the best results. After all, I always aim to maintain a solid performance with whatever I am working on.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?: I would probably name it “Let it proof” to show how patience and enduring effort can gradually put you in a better place day after day. I hope that could be something motivational to keep others going.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?: I am not actively involved in any clubs or activities on campus. During my free time I often spend time cooking/baking or drawing. These are the two activities that I can spend hours and hours tirelessly.

What have you learned since working at the library?: I have learned to slow down and always double check my work because our priority is accuracy and precision after all. I also realized that other than processing actual books we got lots of online projects to work on. My communication skills has improved as communication is the key to keep everyone on the same page and to clear any confusions between me, my bosses, and other fellow student workers.

What are your post-graduation plans?: Upon graduation I will certainly start on my job search! I am planning on applying for an advertising agency because I love to work under a creative environment!

Getting Started with our eBook Platform: Cloud Library

Cloud Library is an App that gives you access to our Ebook and eAudioBook Collections.  You can download popular reading materials to take with you on-the-go! Getting started is easy. We have included step-by-step instructions to get Cloud Library on your device:

Cloud Library Brookens Library App

Downloading and Logging In
1.        Download the Cloud Library App from your app store.
2.        Log into the app
a.        Select Illinois
b.        University of Illinois Springfield
c.        And enter your Library ID number: (NOT YOUR UIN NUMBER) – This is the barcode number on your card.

Borrowing Books
1.     You can browse books or search by title/author
2.        Once you’ve selected a book you’d like to read. Tap on the cover and then tap “Borrow”
3.        The book will now download to your device and will be available in your account for 14 days.
4.        To get to your book from the browse screen, tap the menu icon and tap “My Books”

Returning Books
1.        Tap the Menu icon  in the top left-hand side
2.        Tap “My Books”
3.        Press and hold the book you’d like to return
4.        Tap “Return”
5.        Tap “Yes”

MENU FEATURES:
Featured: Includes titles we are featuring around a theme or titles that are new to the collection.

Browse: This view allows you to browse the entire collection and filter it by genre.

My Books: This is where you will find the book you currently have checked out, on hold, have previously checked out, and/or have flagged.
Settings: Here you can adjust your contact information and adjust app settings such as whether or not items can be downloaded using cellular data.

Filters: Filters let you decide what you want to see when your search.  You can limit to ebook only or
audiobook only as well as decide if you want to search only what is currently available for checkout, what the library currently owns, or every title in the systems including those not owned by the library that are available to recommend.

Winter Break Special Hours & Closures

Finals Week marks the end of another semester at UIS.  We will reduce our hours and have special holiday closures over the winter break from Saturday, December 10, 2016 through Monday, January 16, 2017. A complete list of our hours is always available on our website for your convenience.

Reduced Hours of Operation (Saturday, December 10 – Thursday, December 22):

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5 PM

Holiday CLOSURE:

Friday, December 23 – Monday,  January 2

We re-open with reduced hours on Tuesday, January 3

Spring Semester Reduced Hours: (Tuesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 15)

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5PM

Special Closure: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16): CLOSED

We re-open with regular Spring Semester hours Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calendar view of hours December 2016

Calendar View of Library Hours January 2017

Brookens Holiday Hours and Closures

We know you’re busy studying for finals so we wanted to remind you that our hours change during Winter Break.

Holiday / Winter Break Recess (12/10- 1/2)

Sat-Sun (12/10 – 12/18): Closed
Mon-Friday (12/12 – 12/22): 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri-Tue (12/23 – 12/27): Holiday Closure
Wed-Fri (12/28 – 12/30): BUILDING CLOSED/E-mail services available 10 AM – 2 PM
Sat-Mon (12/31 – 1/2): Holiday Closure

Brookens Library will re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

December Staff Picks

The winter holidays are just around the corner so that means we have a new month’s worth of book picks! This month student employee Rachel and Clinical Faculty Librarian Nancy Weichert have selected books we think you might enjoy!

Student Worker RachelRachel’s List

  1. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  4. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  5. The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel
  6. Night in Bombay by Louis Bromfield
  7. The Shining by Stephen King
  8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  10. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  11. Gone Girl: a Novel by Gillian Flynn
  12. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  13. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  14. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  15. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  16. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  17. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  18. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  19. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  20. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
  21. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
  22. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  23. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

 

NancyNancy’s List

  1. Amerikanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  3. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  5. Siddartha by Herman Hesse
  6. Just Mercy:  a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  7. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  8. Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
  9. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Mathew Desmond
  10. Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
  11. Citizen: an American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  12. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  13. Even Cowgirls get the Blues by Tom Robbins
  14. What is the What by Dave Eggers
  15. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  16. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
  17. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  18. Room: a Novel by Emma Donoghue
  19. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Library Extended Hours: Nov 28th – Dec 1st

You’re up late, so we are too!

With the end of the semester drawing near, we know you need more time to prepare for projects and exams. The week before finals we are staying open an extra 3 hours each night.

Extended Hours:

Monday, November 28th – Thursday, December 1st 8:30 am to 3:00 am

Friday, December 2nd 8:30 am to 9:00 pm

 Come to Brookens to get your study on!

Extended Hours Poster

 

Gobble These Reads Up!

Whether you’re driving, taking the train, traveling alone, traveling with friends, or not traveling at all, an eAudio Book from our Cloud Library collection is an excellent companion for your Thanksgiving Break.  Check out our Thanksgiving Break Recommendations, download a book to your mobile device, and you’re ready to listen on the go.  Get your free Cloud Library app here.  Need assistance with setting up your Cloud Library app?  Stop by the desk, we’re happy to help.

cloudLibrary Listen wherever, whenever

Thanksgiving Break Recommendations List

  1. Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
  2. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  3. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
  4. Furiously Happy by Jenni Lawson
  5. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  6. Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, and Jeffery Seller
  7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  8. It’s Okay to Laugh by Norma McInerny Purmort
  9. My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
  10. Naked by David Sedaris
  11. Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
  12. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  13. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  14. Shrill by Lindy West
  15. Unforgettable: a Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon
  16. West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan
  17. Whipping Boy by Allen Kurzweil
  18. Yes Please by Amy Poehler