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.)
Tues, January 29, 2013 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Library Tour
Thurs, January 31, 2013 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Virtual Library Tour
Wed, February 6, 2013 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Virtual Library Tour
Thurs, February 7, 2013 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm On-Campus Library Tour
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We are offering several opportunities for students to learn about our resources and services. Using one of the library iPads, your student will get to experience the virtual library offerings while touring our building all at the same time! By the end they’ll know where to find books and articles, how to access resources from off-campus, where to get research help, and more!
We also offer Online Registration Here
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.
Do you have plans for your research this summer? Don’t forget about the Brookens Library. We, librarians, are here throughout the summer to assist you with all of your research needs. If you fancy yourself a DIY researcher we have created a set of short video tutorials made with you in mind. Are you teaching a summer course? If so, be sure to let your students know we are here to ensure their academic success. Encourage your students to contact their librarian or direct them to the video tutorials.
Kvenild, C., & Calkins, K. (2011). Embedded librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Are you looking for new, innovative ways to integrate information literacy into your courses? Consider embedding a librarian. “Embedded Librarians” refers to a model of integrating librarians and information literacy instruction into courses that moves beyond one-shot instruction. You can add a librarian to your Blackboard course and create a discussion board forum for students to communicate directly with him/her as they work on their research projects. Librarians can also create course-specific library instructional videos with built-in quizzes to embed into Blackboard. For on-campus courses, a librarian could visit your class several times throughout the semester to present information literacy concepts and partner with you to provide feedback to students as they work on a research assignment. Each library session could take up the entire class period or simply last for 20-30 minutes. If you would like to discuss options for embedding a librarian into one of your courses, please contact your library liaison.
This March the library will be offering subject-specific research workshops for students, both online and on-campus. Please help us inform students about these workshops! They are a great opportunity for students to learn how to conduct research, take advantage of the many library resources available to them, and get one-on-one help from a librarian. Some are designed for students within particular departments or programs while others will focus on conducting research in particular disciplines (humanities or social sciences). Below is a list of the departments, programs and disciplines in which we will be offering workshops:
College of Business and Management (CBM)
Management and Information Systems (MIS)
Political Science (PSC)
Public Affairs Reporting (PAR)
Teacher Education Program (TEP)
Legal Studies (LES)
Humanities (English, History and Philosophy)
Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Communication)
Visit the Library Calendar to view a full schedule of the dates, times and formats of the workshops. A great way to ensure your students will attend these workshops is to offer extra credit or other incentive. If you choose to offer some type of incentive for attending one of the sessions, we will happily notify you by e-mail which of your students attended. Feel free to contact your library liaison with any questions.
Need help designing research assignments for your students? Consider working with your library liaison. Each department at UIS is assigned a library liaison to assist you with just this type of project. In working with librarians, your assignments will allow students to take advantage of the library resources available to them at UIS.
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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:
. 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.
- Schedule for iPad Library Tours
- Schedule for Virtual Library Tours
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
Share this link with your students:
- Print and Post on your Office Door!