What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS? UIS has a lot to offer to it’s students so it is difficult to pick a favorite. Having said that, I like to play games at the student union, I like to attend the expo’s and events that go on around campus. I also love playing Badminton and ping pong at TRAC. The library is my favorite place to watch a movie or to concentrate when I am studying.
What are your goals for the semester? This semester is going to be a tough one. I have taken 3 courses and all of these require investing a lot of time on them. So, i just want to concentrate & study as much as possible this semester and try to make sure that I maintain a good GPA. I am looking forward to learn a new programming language and a lot of other things. I would also love to visit Colorado during Thanksgiving break.
If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why? If I had a reality TV show of my life, I would call it ‘ Chill Alone’ because I appreciate time spent alone.
Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies? My course doesn’t give me a lot of free time to engage with clubs/activities/sports on campus, however I love listening to music & watching new movies and TV shows. I play sports occasionally. I also like to go out with my friend’s on weekends and meet new people and explore places around Springfield.
What have you learned since working at the library? I began working with the library since January 2018 & I have learned a lot. I have improved my communication skills and I get to meet and see new people everyday.
What are your post-graduation plans? I will be graduating in Fall of 2019. Once I graduate, I plan to move to Pittsburgh or New York and start looking for jobs and would love to explore my OPT period while working.
What is your favorite thing from the library of things collection?: I love Italian cuisine, so someday I would love to take the pasta maker, make some fresh pasta and enjoy feasting on it.
Major: Business Administratrion
What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS? I can use any materials in UIS. Professors are very kind and friendly. I can make a lot of friends.
What are your goals for the semester? I want to get an A in my Capstone class. Once I have completed my degree I want to get Graduate Public Service Internship or Graduate Assistant position and apply for a Master of Science in Management Information Systems.
If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why? Peaceful life. Because I want to get a lot of money. Then, I will find a peaceful island to live for the rest of my life.
Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies? I like basketball and working out. I usually go to TRAC when I feel tired.
What have you learned since working at the library? I have learned about time management and team work.
What are your post-graduation plans? I plan earn my Master of Science in Management Information Systems and to get a job when I graduate, and to make more friends.
What is your favorite thing from the library of things collection? Japanese Manga Collection
Did you know we have THOUSANDS of eBooks & eAudiobooks in cloudLibrary? It’s true! However, there may be an eBook or eAudiobook that we don’t have that you would like to checkout for FREE! You can suggest a title directly in our app and our staff will do their best to add it to our collection!
Check out how to suggest an eBook or eAudiobook directly from our mobile app.
If you don’t already have the cloudLibrary app you can download it for free from your preferred app store! Once it’s downloaded on your device you are ready to let us know what title(s) you’d like us to add to our cloudLibrary collection!
1) Open your cloudLibrary app (make sure you are logged in) and click on the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Type the title of the book you wish to find in the search bar:
2) If we do not have the title, click on “Advanced Search”:
3) This screen will open. Click on “All Library Titles”:
4) Click “Suggestions for Library” and then “Search”:
5) Any available titles will then appear. Locate the title that you would like to suggest, and click “Suggest”:
6) That’s it! Your suggestion will be received and considered for purchase by library staff. So go forth and suggest away!
Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day with Brookens Library!
To help celebrate we will be hosting a Make Your Own Pirate Eyepatch event:
Wednesday, September 19
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Student Leadership Center: UIS Student Union
We will have all the supplies you need to take your eyepatch over-the-top! We will also have fun giveaways and a few tasty treats. Don’t miss it!
Ahoy, me hearties! Belay yer carousin’ and haul wind smartly. International Talk Like a Pirate Day be on Wednesday, September 19th and we will be celebrating all day long with pop-up events and a Make Your Own Eyepatch event at the UIS Student Union from 11:00 – 2:00!
First celebrated in 2002, this holiday has grown from a mere Talk Like a Pirate Day to an INTERNATIONAL Talk Like a Pirate day. All from the simple kernel of an idea generated by some pals that were goofing around in the 90’s. You can read more about how it came to be here.
As interesting as all that is, that’s not really what we’re here to talk about. Talk Like A Pirate Day isn’t about boring old history, it’s about talking like a pirate. But properly talking like a pirate is more than just sprinkling in an ‘ahoy’ here and an ‘avast’ here, it’s about a rich tapestry of pirate-y words and colorful turns of phrase the likes of which would make Robert Newton proud! But how do you get started in this grand, made up tradition? If only the there was some kind of resource…
The library has got you covered with Mango Languages and their Pirate conversational language module.
You’ll take your language skills across the seven seas, gathering treasure and having parrrrties on your ship. While pirates have a historically troubled and dangerous history around the globe, we want you to embrace the inventive language of Pirates and use their creative speech for good, not evil. Are ye up for the challenge of becoming a swashbuckler (pirate)? Shed your landlubber (land-lover) skin and haul wind with Mango!
Major: Information Systems Security
What is your favorite thing about being a student at UIS? My favorite thing about UIS is the personal connection you make with your professors. They know you by name, where at other schools you usually are just a number. This is also noticeable with online classes as well. The professor is able to give much more attention to their students despite not having a physical presence
What are your goals for the semester? One of my goals for this semester is to not procrastinate on my homework. Waiting until the last minute on homework just causes stress and I’d like to avoid that. I’d also like to learn the programming language known as Python. I’ve heard that it can be very beneficial to learn it when looking for careers.
If there were a reality TV show of your life, what would it be called? Why? If a TV show was made about my life it would be called “How Much Star Wars is Too Much?” I love Star Wars, so I spend a lot of my time reading books, watching movies/TV shows, and playing games about Star Wars. Empire Strikes Back is the Best!
Are you involved in any clubs/activities/sports on campus? Or what are your hobbies? I’m part of the Computer Science Club here on campus where I have participated in several cybersecurity competitions known as the NCL with our team. We’ve even placed 6th nationally. I am also involved in an organization on campus called Young Americans for Liberty, a political activism organization that fights for free speech and constitutionalism.
What have you learned since working at the library? One thing that I have learned while working at the library is to never be afraid to ask for help. If you ask for help, most often you can accomplish whatever it is much quicker. Finding a book in the library can be confusing and could potentially take a very long time, so just asking for our help is much quicker.
What are your post-graduation plans? After graduation I plan to go strait into the workforce. Ideally I’d like to work at a local business in their tech department for a while but then I’d like to work for the FBI. Also, I plan to try and get several certifications in my field.
What is your favorite thing from the library of things collection?: My favorite thing in the Library of Things Collection is the board games. Can’t go wrong with fun and games with friends!
Join us for the Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale!
Homecoming Week at the University of Illinois Springfield is fast approaching, which means it’s time for the Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale! This year the annual Book Sale will take place on Thursday October 4, 2018. Last year we moved the sale outdoors and changed the day it was held from Friday to Thursday. The results were an increase in both attendance and sales. We hope to see you there!
2018 Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale
Thursday, October 4
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Outside Brookens Library – Under the Overhang