Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield held its first ever open house for students, faculty and staff. The goal was to show the campus community what they have to offer when it comes to research tools.
Christine Ross, Director of Collection and Research Services says in the high-tech age students sometimes turn to Google first, but the library has better tools. Vendors from Elsevier, Lexis Nexi, CQ Press, Wiley Blackwell and more were on hand to show off their systems.
Ross says the best part of the open house was hearing students get their questions answered so they know where to look the next time they come back.
Students also got a chance to win an iPod Touch and other prizes donated for the open house.