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IC sociology student provides assistance at local library


Sociology major Anna Bezler ’22 is interning at the Jacksonville Public Library this semester where she will provide social services to community members.

By David C.L. Bauer

This article appeared in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Jan. 28, 2022.

A partnership between Illinois College and Jacksonville Public Library will provide the community with assistance on employment and social services matters.

Community intern Anna Bezler will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the library at  201 W. College Ave.

Assistance will be available for such things as using a computer to apply for work or social service benefits and accessing financial documents or other vital information. Bezler also will provide resources and support for people to advocate for themselves in employment, housing and other matters; and will provide referrals to social service agencies.

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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