Above: Students and members of the community use Brookens' computers.
Brookens was the first permanent building at UIS and no wonder. The Library provides crucial learning tools and instruction in today's information-driven society.
If you share a love for books and other information resources (Brookens has MANY more resources than books), and you would like to support this important university and community asset, please give to one of the funds listed below.
In addition to these funds, Brookens also has a special initiative for a library renovation, which you can support, as well as the very popular Friends of the Library, which the bibliophiles among us (you know who you are!) can always find a welcome.
Gifts to this fund are used to acquire works for the permanent library collection at UIS.
Unrestricted fund for Brookens Library to meet extraordinary needs or take advantage of extraordinary opportunities.
Gifts to this fund support Brookens Library at UIS. Donors to this fund become Friends of Brookens Library and are invited to special events, trips, and other opportunities throughout the year. For more information on becoming a Friend of the Library, go here.
To help Brookens Library expand and flourish in the resources it offers students and the University community.
This supports an annual lecture.
Gifts to this fund help enhance the lounges at Brookens Library.
Gifts to this fund provide special places, study corners, etc. at Brookens Library.
For the enhancement and continued upkeep of this reading lounge.
Providing unrestricted support for Brookens' Archives and Special Collections.
This fund was established in memory of the late David Everson, associate chancellor and professor of political studies at UIS, who wrote some half-dozen political murder mysteries before his death in 1999. Gifts to this fund provide library materials for the Capital Scholars program at UIS.
In 2009, Professor William Howarth, of Princeton University, donated his extensive collection of scholarly works to UIS. Dr. Howarth is an authority on the history and literature of travel, places, and nature. Co-author with Anne Matthews of the well-reviewed novel Deep Creek, Howarth served as editor-in-chief of The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, chaired The Center for American Places and, in over forty years at Princeton, explored nature-culture conflicts in courses ranging from pre-colonial America to postmodern fiction. As historian and critic, he specializes in trans-Atlantic romanticism, literary nonfiction, and the environmental humanities. The Howarth Family Archives Fund helps to maintain the collection of his works within the Brookens Library Archives.
Gifts to this fund provide children's literature materials for Brookens Library. This fund is in honor of Jacqueline D. Jackson, Professor Emerita, English. She has written numerous books for children and books on creative writing such as Turn Not Pale, Beloved Snail, The Endless Pavement, and The Round Barn. In the picture at right you can see her with one of her former classes--they were reading Lord of the Rings, and they were on a quest.
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