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.
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!
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:
Do you fondly remember the floppy disk? Are you not sure what a floppy disk looks like? Either way come by the Engineering Library & Technology Commons to see our new exhibit: A History of Removable Media! We partnered with Library Technology Services to bring you some cool examples of old tech.
The Engineering Library & Technology Commons will have the following hours from May 18th – August 18th:
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday May 27th – Memorial Day: Closed
Thursday July 4th: Closed
Books from University Libraries may be returned any time we are closed using the Book Return located right outside of the library.
For a detailed list of hours, please visit University Libraries Hours
Have an excellent summer everyone!
Finals can be a stressful time. Come by the Engineering Library during the following hours to experience the calming effect of trained therapy dogs. Take a break and let these furry friends put a smile on your face!
Monday, May 13th from 1-4pm
Tuesday, May 14th from 1-4pm
How many of these faces do you know?
To celebrate Mizzou’s Pride Month, and staying up until National Pride Month in June, we are highlighting notable Missouri LGBTQ figures.
Test your knowledge with our LGBTQ Guess Who display, now at Ellis Library.
Have you ever wondered how to write a great paper, submit it to the right journal, and get accepted? Join Elsevier’s David Parsons for an author workshop. The workshop will be Monday, April 29th from 3pm – 4pm in 114A Ellis Library. Attend this workshop to learn about:
- Identifying the right journal
- Using proper scientific language
- Structuring your article
- Understanding the peer review process
- Open Access publishing
- Publishing ethics
- How to get your research noticed
Refreshments will be provided. You must pre-register for this event at https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/5337666
Comic Book Club will meet Thursday May 2nd at 5pm. We will meet at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons, Room W2001H. Just because we meet in Engineering doesn’t mean we’re an Engineering club. All are welcome! We will be discussing Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda and Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. Haven’t read them? We have them on reserve at the EL & TC. Come by and check one out or feel free to request via your MU Libraries account. No time to read before Thursday? Don’t worry! Come anyway and meet the friendly folks of Comic Book Club. We’d love to see you! Contact Mara Inge at email@example.com for more information.
In support of the MLK Teach-In this month, University Libraries has created an exhibit on Confederate Rock. Confederate Rock was a monument erected by the John S. Marmaduke Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1935. The monument originally stood in the area we know today as Speakers Circle. In 1974, Mizzou activists led by the Legion of Black Collegians succeeded in having the monument removed from the MU campus. The monument has had many homes in Boone County, eventually being placed at the Centralia Battlefield Historical Site in 2015. This exhibit contains several newspaper articles and photographs that highlight the history of the monument.
Explore this topic with us at Ellis Library. The theme of this year’s MLK Teach-In is “Where Do We Go From Here?” The exhibit will be on display through Friday, March 29th. Interact with us at libraryguides.missouri.edu/mlk