Understanding Public Access to Publicly Funded Resources Webinar
The Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals and open educational resources provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right. Yet before we break the “iron triangle” of access, cost and quality with new models, we need to develop sustainable open business models with open policies: public access to publicly funded resources. – eBib
Join us with Dr. Cable Green from Creative Commons, as we discuss specific initiatives for open educational resources. Dr. Green is Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons. He previously served as Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.
Faculty: Do your students need a refresher on what Brookens Library offers? If so, send them on a Library Tour! We’ve scheduled both on-campus Tours and online Virtual Tours for Spring semester. The Tour covers where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!
See the links below for dates, times, and registration. Registration is encouraged but not required for individual students; they can just drop-in! No need to worry about verifying attendance: we will send you an email with the names of your students who attended.
If you would like a tour or other library instruction during class time, contact your Library Liaison to schedule. (We do online instruction, too.)
Join us on Friday, October 19th in the Brookens Auditorium for an exciting and engaging program on Lincoln’s decision making: How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator: Lincoln and the Constitutional Limits on Emancipation.
Friday, OCTOBER 19th
Reception: 6pm – PAC Restaurant
Program: 7pm – Brookens Auditorium
Free and open to the public
This event is a part of the the Wepner Symposium on the Lincoln Legacy & Contemporary Scholarship. Sponsored by the Friends of Brookens Library
Join us Friday, October 5 (9am – 4pm) for the Annual Friends of Brookens Library Book Sale! The Book Sale will be located on the Lower Level of Brookens Library – you must go through the media to get there (directional signage will be posted). Prices range from $0.50 to $3.00 so be sure to stock up! We will accept cash or checks (make check payable to the Friends of Brookens Library). All proceeds go to helping Brookens Library provide users with the best resources, services, and programs possible. Support the library and get a great deal on books!
You are invited to the Brookens Library Faculty Open House! This is a great opportunity to meet your library liaison and learn about the many resources and services we provide to you and the UIS community. Archives, CINRC (Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center), the Media Lab, CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning), & COLRS (Center for Online Learning, Research & Service) will also be at the open house. We’d love to see you there.
Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Brookens Library is Wednesday, April 18th. Snapshot Day documents the ins and outs of the library through photos. We also use it as an opportunity to ask those using our facility a few simple questions via a survey so we can provide better resources and services. If you participate by taking a survey you will receive a FREE Brookens Library bag – and an entry to win one of 3 $5 value cards that can be used toward food or printing! Feel free to participate yourself or send your students over! We encourage any and all feedback!
March 1st kicks off the University of Illinois Springfield’s Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign. The objective is to help raise awareness of what the needs of specific departments are and to inform those interested in donating about how their donations would be used. This years theme is “Be A Hero”. Here at Brookens we’ve interpreted the theme 2 ways: First, we believe are staff are all superheros. Each role is vital to providing the resources and services to the public. Secondly, we think those that help us in that effort through volunteering, support, attending events, advocating on our behalf are also heroes!
Running and maintaining the resources and services of an academic library requires substantial funding. Brookens Library is proud to offer the high quality of electronic and print resources, a large space for patrons to use, and exceptional services. Your support goes a long way – so we would love for you to become a hero and donate! All donation should be made through the foundation office. You can also give to Brookens by becoming a member of the Friends of Brookens Library. To become a friend please contact Marcia Rossi at 217-206-6597.
Interested in attending the campaign kickoff? It’s March 1st from 12:30-1:30 in the PAC lobby. We hope to see you there!
Help the library reach new and returning students by promoting library tours in class!
February 15: 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. (iPad Tours)
February 16: 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. (Virtual Tours)
Make an announcement in class or through Blackboard and send your students a link to the schedule: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/2725. A majority of students that attend drop-in library tours at UIS learn about them from their instructors, and receive some type of credit. If you choose to offer credit for attending one of the sessions, an e-mail will be sent to you following the sessions. With new students joining UIS each and every semester, we want to make sure they are learning about the library resources and services available to them.
During the tours students will learn where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more! If you would like more specific information about what we will cover during these sessions, or have any other questions, please contact Amanda Binder at email@example.com or 217-206-8458.
A Brookens Librarian and CTL tutor will be in the library Tuesday and Wednesday nights to provide both research and writing help to students. No appointments necessary – students just need to walk up to receive help. This service will take place on the main floor of Brookens Library between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday this semester.
Help promote this service to your students!
Make an announcement in class or through Blackboard
Post a copy of the flyer on your classroom or office door