Name: Anh Do
Major: Business Administration
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!
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:
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.
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”
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”
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thanksgiving Break Recommendations List
- Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
- Furiously Happy by Jenni Lawson
- H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
- Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, and Jeffery Seller
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
- It’s Okay to Laugh by Norma McInerny Purmort
- My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
- Naked by David Sedaris
- Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
- Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
- The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
- Shrill by Lindy West
- Unforgettable: a Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon
- West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan
- Whipping Boy by Allen Kurzweil
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler