Meet the Team: Connie

Student of the week ConnieName: Connie

Major: Psychology

Status: Junior

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?: My favorite thing about being a UIS student is the close community we all share. I like that classes are small; my professors know my name and I’m not just a number in a classroom. UIS is the perfect size for me, which is why it was and still is my first choice!

What are your goals for the semester?: My goals for this semester include earning at least a 3.5 GPA. I also want to help and mentor new students and continue to be active on campus. I also hope to be on a Springfest team this year too!

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?: “The new age 20 year old life of a poor but willing college student; as told by Connie Sifuentes”. I think the title says enough, but I think most college students will be able to relate to this potential TV show. It will literally be about every struggle us college student go through but continue to do it because loans don’t pay themselves. *cries*

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?: I am a member of Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc., the Marketing chair for Psychology club, and I am also a mentor for the Necessary Steps mentoring program. Being involved in crucial for a full college experience. It also helps your college experience fun!

What have you learned since working at the library?: I learned that you can work and also have fun! Being part of a team is not only essential for accomplishing goals but also good because you always have at least one person willing to help you out when you need it. Research skills are also a plus!

What are your post-graduation plans?: I plan to go to Graduate school where I’ll get a Masters in Counseling/Clinical Psychology. I then hope to continue my education by earning my doctorate and becoming a child/adolescent psychologist. I also hope to have my own private practice one day!

eAudiobooks Available in Cloud Library!

Whether you’re on the road, on the rails, or in the air for the Thanksgiving break, be sure to download one of our eAudiobooks from the Cloud Library collection for your travels. Yes, we’re sure that you have homework to do over the break, but take advantage of your journey to restore by immersing yourself in a mystery, another world, or someone else’s story.  To help you find the perfect book we’ve created some featured shelves to serve as inspiration: Memoir eAudio, Fantasy/SciFi eAudio, and Suspense eAudio. And of course our regular New eAudiobook shelf is there to alert you to new additions to the collection. We wish you a restorative break, safe travels, and happy listening!

Cookbooks & Kitchen Items Are Here!!!!

It’s Thanksgiving time, and that means lots and lots of cooking.  Whether you’re traveling home or staying on campus, this is a great time to check out our new cookbook collection and try one of our kitchen items from the Library of Things.  The cookbooks are a part of our new Popular Books collection on the main level of the library.  To provide extra inspiration, we’ve created a special cookbook display at our display shelves near the main desk, be sure to check it out. 

Our Library of Things items are great for both traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving feast items.  Our waffle maker is perfect for making mashed potato cakes, make some whipped cream for pie with one of our hand mixers,  and the immersion blender is all you need for silky smooth butternut squash soup. Check out the whole kitchen collection of the Library of Things here

Don’t know how to cook?  That’s OK, our cookbook collection is designed for beginner cooks and contains title such as:

Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook

How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food

The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything you Need to Know to Become a Great Cook

And many more!

We’re wishing you a relaxing and tasty Thanksgiving break!

Introducing the Library of Things!

We are incredibly excited to announce our newest collection, The Library of Things.  This non-traditional collection is all about enhancing campus life through our library resources.  Currently, the collection has 3 major groupings – Home and Kitchen, Technology, and Games.  Here is a list of some of the individual items you can find in each area:

  • Home and Kitchen: cake pans, a blender, hand mixers, pasta maker, sewing machine, umbrellas, and more.
  • Technology: Raspberry Pi, Shero Ollie, device charging cords, portable chargers, and more.
  • Games: Chess, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, Dixit, Sushi Go Party!, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, and more.

Check out our Library of Things page for all of our offerings in each area.  

Items are available for check-out at the main desk of the library.  You may borrow up to 3 items at one time with borrowing periods ranging from 6 hours to 7 days.

 

Apply Now for Student Positions at the Library!

User Services and Information Systems are hiring for the Spring 2018 Semester.

How to apply for the User Services position:

  1. Submit Resume to Career Connect for Brookens Library User Services Student Assistant
  2. Submit Application Form at the Job Table
  3. Submit Spring 2018 Week-at-a-Glance Class Schedule from Enterprise at the Job Table, if possible.

How to apply for the Information Systems position:

  1. Submit Resume to Career Connect for Brookens Library Information Systems Student Assistant
  2. Submit Application Form at the Job Table
  3. Submit Spring 2018 Week-at-a-Glance Class Schedule from Enterprise at the Job Table, if possible.

All Job Tables Located in the Library Main Entrance

Tuesday                 11/14                      12:30-2:30pm

Wednesday           11/15                      5:00-7:00pm

Thursday               11/16                      3:00-5:00pm

Application Form can only be obtained and submitted at the Job Table

The Library Main Desk will not give out and will not accept applications forms.

Meet the Team: Daniel

Student of the week DanielName: Daniel

Major: Information Systems Security

Status: Junior

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?: My favorite thing about being a UIS student is getting to experience the culture of the school. All the great things that goes on through out the school year and bringing people together. I also like the environment which makes you feel at home and everybody you meet is willing to talk and help.

What are your goals for the semester?: My goals for this semester is to as always pass my classes with good grades. I also want to join more clubs and be more involved in activities on campus. I want to have more fun than last year and be positive.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?: If there was a reality TV show of my life, it would be called ” Life of Broken Athlete”. I was a soccer player who’s career was ruined by injuries. I have have almost every part of my bones either broken or twisted. this ended my long goals of being a soccer player.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?: I am involved in the UIS FC soccer club and my hobbies are playing soccer and going out to explore. I like to take walks or drive around the city and take pictures and just observe. I also like to play video games like fifa, 2k and others.

What have you learned since working at the library?: Since I started working in the library, I have learn to know how to help others. Working in the library makes you know how to interact with people and also have experience on how to deal with people. Also the library gives you the knowledge on how to do research and gain peoples trust on asking questions about their projects or assignments.

What are your post-graduation plans?: My post-graduation plans are having the knowledge and understanding of how the world works. Having the experience I need in my work field and being able to contribute to the world. Finally being able to go out there and have fun.

Movie Night in the Library

Join us for a Free Fall Movie Night in Brookens Library on Thursday, November 16th, beginning at 9:00 pm. We will be showing “The Goonies” and serving hot cocoa, campfire cupcakes, and other fun snacks. We will also have cozy blankets on hand to keep you warm! You don’t want to miss this first-even event sponsored by Norris Nation.

See you there!