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.

Haunted Library Friday, October 20

Your worst Nightmares are coming!!!!!

Haunted Library – Friday, October 20

8:00 – 11:00 pm

If you’re brave enough, come out to Brookens for the Haunted Library on Friday, October 20th between 8:00 pm & 11:00 pm for a truly frightful event. You never knew a library could be so spooky. After this experience you’ll need to sleep with the lights on.  

Banned Books Week: 9/24 – 9/30

Banned Books Week: 9/24 – 9/30

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

To continue to raise awareness about the harms of censorship and the freedom to read, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) publishes an annual list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books, using information from public challenges reported in the media, as well as censorship reports submitted to the office through its challenge reporting form.

Find out which books made the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 and explore Top Ten talking points, infographics and social media art on the Top Ten resource page. View the 2017 State of America’s Library Report for more information on censorship, library trends and research. – ALA

Here are Brookens, we have put together a display, located near the front of the library, featuring some of the banned books from our own collection. Our hope is to support the freedom to read during this week, and throughout the year. Stop by and see what we have on display. 

We have also put together a Banned Books Week featured list in our free eBook and eAudiobook app Cloud Library. Here you can browse over 19,000 free titles. If you haven’t already downloaded this free app to your device or computer, now would be a great time to get started!

Book Sale THURSDAY 9/28

Join us for the Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale!

For the first time ever, we are having our Book Sale on the Thursday of Homecoming, in an effort to reach more students! Traditionally, we have held our sale on Friday. We hope to reach more people by adjusting the day of the week, as well as by extending the sale. Our Book Sale hours this year will be from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm!

Thursday September 28, 2017

9:00 am – 6:00 pm –  Under the Overhang Outside the Library

Prices range from $1 – $3

Please plan to pay with cash or check.  We cannot accept credit or Campus Cash (iCard payment). 

Workshop Series for International Students

If you’re an international student at UIS, you’ve probably noticed that the excitement of being away from home is not without its drawbacks.  There’s a lot to experience and a lot of cultural differences to contend with.  Whether you knew it or not, that sentiment extends to the library as well.  There’s a lot to experience at Brookens Library and things may be different from what you are used to.

At the library, we want to make sure you have access to information, resources, and services that will help you succeed during your time at UIS.  We have created a workshop series for all international students that will cover topics specifically chosen to help you navigate the services and resources the library provides to all students on campus.  

Introduction to the Library – Tuesday, September 19, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

BRK 232 – Brookens Classroom (Main Level)

 

Introduction to Library Databases – Monday, October 9, 10:30 am – 11:30 am 

BRK 232 – Brookens Classroom (Main Level)

 

Introduction to Library Databases – Monday, October 16, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

BRK 232 – Brookens Classroom (Main Level)

 

Citation Styles and Plagiarism – Thursday, November 9, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BRK 232 – Brookens Classroom (Main Level)

 

Citation Styles and Plagiarism – Friday, November 17, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BRK 232 – Brookens Classroom (Main Level)

 

Each session will cover a variety of topics we hope you find helpful! For more information about the content covered in each session, contact John Laubersheimer at: laubersh@uis.edu

MYO Bookends: Thursday August 31

It’s Welcome Week at UIS! We love seeing the campus bustling with students! To kick it off we will be having our annual Make Your Own Bookend Event!

Do you have a bookshelf and a stack of books? Do you need a bookend to help keep that stack tidy? Well you are in luck! Librarians Sarah Sagmoen and Nancy Weichert will be crafting DIY bookends with students in Lincoln Residence Hall on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Stop by anytime, we’ll have all the supplies so just bring yourself and some friends.

 

 

Meet the Team: Michelle

Name: Michelle

Major: Public History

Status: Graduate

What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS?  

It is nice being on a small campus. This gives students the opportunity to work closer with their professors and ask more questions if need be. This also allows for the students to more easily interact with one another.

What are your goals for the semester?

To cut my caffeine intake down to one cup of coffee or tea a day and keep it there. To also make more time this semester to go to the gym and work out more.

If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why?

It would probably be called something along the lines of Busy Bee. This would be due to the fact that I am always buys and constantly moving. For if I am not at work or school then often times I am off trying to see family or friends.

Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies?

Outside of school I like to go biking, camp, read, and cook. Being a history major I do a lot of reading but when I’m not reading for class I have my own books that I like to read. I tend do do a lot of cooking and baking at home even if my baking does not always look as awesome as the pictures.

What have you learned since working at the library?

I have learned better research skills and also how to teach those skills to other students that need them. This helped me be able to help other students that are stuck on where to start in there papers.

What are your post-graduation plans?

To find a good paying job in my field. Jobs that I am interested in are either working in an archive, a library or a museum. I am also hoping to get another Master’s degree in library science once I am finished with my Master’s in Public History.