Engineering Library Curbside Pickup

Library circulation services ceased in mid-March at the beginning of the Covid-19 closures. Reopening these services will be incremental starting July 1, and continue gradually until full check out services will be restored by the beginning of the fall semester.

How does Engineering Library Curbside Pickup work?

Starting July 1, curbside pickup of MU library materials will be available for MU-affiliated library users. Library materials requested through the MERLIN catalog (up to 30 requests per user) may be picked up at the Engineering Loading Dock at Lafferre Hall. When the books requested (See How to Request/Place Holds for Curbside Pickup) are ready for pickup, you will receive an email from Engineering Library staff with instructions for pickup.  Curbside pickup is available Monday and Wednesday from 10am – 11:30am.

When you arrive at the loading dock area at Lafferre Hall (6th street side), you will see the Engineering Library Curbside Pickup sign.  Call the number on the sign to let staff know you are there and open your trunk.  Staff will deliver the books to your car.

How long must I wait to pick up my books after I place the request/hold?

Due to on-site staffing shortages, book quarantines, and reduction in some library services, the time for this process may take four to eight business days. We will try as hard as possible to fill requests quickly.

Can I get books from the other specialized libraries? 

Books from other  specialized libraries may be picked up at Engineering Library, but this may take a few additional days. If you wish to pick up these books at other specialized libraries, however, please contact that library directly for specific details.

How does Ellis Library Curbside Pickup work?

Starting July 1, curbside pickup of MU library materials will be available for MU-affiliated library users. Library materials requested through the MERLIN catalog (up to 30 requests per user) may be picked up at the Ellis Library Loading Dock. When the books requested (See How to Request/Place Holds for Curbside Pickup) are ready for pickup, you will receive an email with a link to the Ellis Library Loading Dock appointment calendar with instructions to select a time. (Pickup slots are 15 minutes long, Mon-Fri, between 10am-3pm.) You will not be able to make an appointment before the books are ready.

When you arrive during your 15-minute appointment, park in the loading dock area (or nearby on Hitt Street) and call the Check Out Desk (573-882-3362). Staff will then deliver your bag of checked out library materials. Please have your ID card out and ready to view. Staff are not able to accept library returns during pickup appointments. Please return library materials in the book drop located at the Ellis Library West Entrance, accessible 24/7.

Curbside pickup for non-MU library users and for materials from other MERLIN and MOBIUS libraries will be available later this summer. In addition, equipment check out will resume when the fall semester begins.

Questions? Call the Engineering Library at 573-882-2379 or email eltc@missouri.edu

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

New Books at the Engineering Library

Happy Summer Tigers!  Although we are bummed that we can’t see you in person yet, rest assured we are busy preparing for the day we do!  Here are a sampling of new books that will be waiting for you when you return.

Advancing diversity, inclusion, and social justice through human systems engineering – Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering highlights how scholars and practitioners of HSE (inclusively defined to span many fields) can apply their theories and methods to understand and support healthy communities, include and empower diverse populations, and inspire strategies for a more inclusive future. T59.7.A37 2020

All blood runs red: the legendary life of Eugene Bullard – boxer, pilot, soldier, spy
The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community.  TL540.B7492K425 2019

Culture of women in tech – This book offers a critical analysis of the contemporary and global tech culture and exposes the gender bias of masculine tech ideology and stereotypes.  T36.H37 2020

Computer vision-based agricultural engineering – This unique work provides student, engineers and technologists working in research, development, and operations in the agricultural engineering with critical, comprehensive and readily accessible information. The book applies development of artificial intelligence theory and methods including depth learning and transfer learning to the field of agricultural engineering testing.  S675.Z49 2020

In the making: digital fabrication and disability – The basic principles of digital fabrication – the transformation from concept to physical entity – offer intriguing possibilities for aesthetic and cultural readings, particularly from the perspectives of disability. Online, open access maker communities mean that anyone with an internet connection and a desktop 3D printer is able to download and print a wide variety of replicable and customisable objects. What might this mean for disabled people?  TS171.95.H87 2020

Motor vehicles, the environment, and the human condition : driving to extinction – The world now has more than a billion motor vehicles, and this number continues to increase as developing countries imitate developed societies in their adoption of the culture of automobility. Motor Vehicles, the Environment, and the Human Condition: Driving to Extinction explores the political ecology of motor vehicles in an era of growing social disparities and environmental crises, the latter of which are most manifest in anthropogenic climate change to which motor vehicles are a major contributor. TD886.5.B34 2019

 

Do you have a purchase recommendation?  Email us at eltc@missouri.edu

 

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

Engineering Library Updates

Starting June 1, Engineering Library staff will be on-site Monday and Wednesday mornings.

While we will still be closed to patrons, having access to our print collection a few mornings a week will allow us to scan items for you in a much more timely fashion! More information on how the University Libraries are expanding services

Need an article from our print collection? Make a request through FindIt@MU or email us at eltc@missouri.edu

Need a book chapter for your students? Email us at eltc@missouri.edu

Ways to contact us:

  • Email eltc@missouri.edu
  • Call 573-882-2379 (we are checking voicemail regularly)
  • Set up a Zoom meeting with Noël

How to access our online resources:

  • Use the links on the Engineering Library home page or from any Libraries page. These links have all been “proxied,” so when you hit a subscribed resource, you’ll be asked to log-in with your SSO.
  • Use the Journal Finder to get to specific journal titles. The Journal Finder will let you know which years are available electronically.
  • Set your Google Scholar settings to show the FindIt@MU link for easy off-campus access to journal articles
  • Use VPN — but use it sparingly. Because of the heavy load to VPN across campus, it’s often quicker to use the links on our home page and proxy in to the library resources.
  • More information on Off-campus Access to Library Resources
  • Note: many libraries around the country are still closed or have very limited access to their print collections. You may experience delays with requests from other libraries.

Temporary access to more electronic journals and books:

  • Many publishers and vendors are lowering their paywalls during the outbreak and/or providing MU with additional electronic access due to our existing relationships with them. See our guide to temporary and expanded access.

Have something checked out from the Libraries?

  • If you have books checked out, please hang on to your books for later return.
  • The Libraries are suspending any billing and fines for overdue materials.

Libraries have a long tradition of providing faculty, students, and staff a welcoming space in which to gather, study, and think. With the unprecedented need to physically distance ourselves from one another while also remaining a connected community, it is difficult for us to close our doors to you. Fortunately, the Libraries also have decades of experience providing online and remote services, and we’re confident that we’ll get through this together.

Please keep in mind that Noël, Michelle, and Mara will be working remotely and that we, like you, are doing our best to take care of ourselves and our families in these strange times.

Erin Go Bragh – Rah for the Engineers

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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Engineering Library Closed March 18th

Beginning March 18, the Engineering Library will be closed. We will continue to provide access to electronic resources and services.

Print materials will be scanned and sent via e-mail according to existing policies. Subject specialists will be available via phone, email and Zoom. Please refer to our Remote Services Guide.

Library Materials: Patrons are asked to hold onto all checked-out books for later return, and the Libraries will suspend any billing and fines for overdue materials.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this fluid situation.

Be safe, Tigers!

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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Comic Book Club February 13th

The MU Libraries Comic Book Club will meet February 13th from 5-6pm in the Engineering Library & Technology Commons room W2001E.  All majors and interest levels are welcome.

We will have a short presentation followed by an open discussion on all things comics.

Drop by and tell us what you’re reading, writing, watching and why.  Snacks will be provided.  Is there a topic you’d like to present or hear more about?  Let us know!  February’s presentation is “I want to read comics – where do I start?”

Contact Mara Inge at inget@missouri.edu for more details.

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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Engineering Library : Winter Break Hours

The stress of finals is finally over and Winter Break is upon us which means our hours are changing. Please note, the University Libraries will be closed December 25th to January 1st for the holidays so our services will not be available. We will reopen Thursday, January 2nd.

Intersession Hours:

Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday : CLOSED

Special Hours:

Wednesday, December 25th – Wednesday, January 1st : CLOSED
Monday, January 20th (Martin Luther King Day) : CLOSED

Books from University Libraries may be returned any time we are closed using the Book Return located right outside of the library.

 

University Libraries Hours

Be safe and have an excellent break!

 

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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MU Libraries Comic Book Club Meeting November 21st

The MU Libraries Comic Book Club is having an informational meeting Thursday, November 21st at 5pm at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons room W2001E.  Come by and meet cool, interesting people who enjoy comic books and graphic novels as much as you do!  You do not have to be an engineering student to participate in Comic Book Club.  We welcome all majors and interest levels.  Pizza and soda will be provided.  Contact Mara Inge at inget@missouri.edu if interested.

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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Library Resources Key to Success in Chemical Engineering Class

Where do you go if the information you need isn’t online? To the library, of course!

Dr. Karl Hammond, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, supports the Engineering Library by using its resources in his own work and by designing assignments that integrate library resources into student learning outcomes.

In the library he is known for an assignment that requires students (typically Juniors in Chemical Engineering) who are enrolled in Thermodynamics II to find experimental vapor-liquid equilibrium data for a pair of compounds assigned to each individual student.  This assignment typically requires students to consult either online or in-print books containing compilations of vapor-liquid equilibrium data from the literature, often from the early- to mid-twentieth century.  Professor Hammond asks the staff at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons to place several of these books on reserve during the assignment –the library staff typically assign them their own cart  behind the circulation desk.

One of Professor Hammond’s goals for this assignment is to engage students with the library’s printed collection, which often showcases data that are difficult or impossible to access online, thus making students aware that not all useful information has been or will be digitized.  According to Dr. Hammond,  “If you don’t show students a resource exists, they won’t know to look for it.” The wealth of tabular data available also allows Professor Hammond to assign each student in the course a unique pair of compounds to look up and then plot results from models against measured data to get a sense of how accurate the models are and how to use them. Knowing the full breadth of resources available to find thermodynamic data is an essential skill for success in Design I and II, which students take in their final year in the Chemical Engineering major.

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

 

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Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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Engineering Library Labor Day Weekend Hours

Our hours will be different for the Labor Day weekend:

Friday, August 30th: 8am – 5pm
Saturday, August 31st: CLOSED
Sunday, September 1st: CLOSED
Monday, September 2nd: CLOSED

Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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Engineering Library: FY19 Usage Statistics

Thanks for another excellent year!

We keep track of our interactions with Engineering students and faculty and their use of our services throughout the year. These numbers represent the Engineering Library & Technology Commons usage statistics for Fiscal Year 2019 (from July 2018 to June 2019).

Check out our infographic below to see how well we did:

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.