Welcome! We are beyond excited to have you all back.
Learn more about us!
Engineering Library Staff:
- Noel Kopriva – Noel is our Engineering Librarian. She is here to help you navigate and choose library databases and resouces for your research projects. Currenty, she splits her time between Ellis Library and here so schedule an appointment!
- Michelle Baggett and Kate Wright – Michelle and Kate are Senior Library Specialists. They are here to answer any service related questions and to help you track down specific books and articles.
- 67 DoIt Windows desktop computers and 1 Macintosh: these all come with complete list of DoIt software.
- 4 study rooms: these rooms, large and small, come equipped with whiteboards, data ports, and 55-inch flat panel displays on the walls with laptop HDMI hookups.
- Large group study tables and individual study carrels.
- Printers, scanners and copiers.
- Library hours
- We checkout a number of equipment items (laptops, cameras, whiteboard markers, phone & laptop chargers, iPads, ect.). See a complete list.
- Textbooks! Your professor may have put your class textbook on class reserve. We keep class textbooks behind the desk. Not sure if your textbook is on reserve? Search for it here or ask at the front desk.
- We have access to a ton of books, journals, and articles. Check out the Engineering Library Collections.
- What kinds of items can you check out and how long? See Borrowing Information
Questions or concerns? Stop by the circulation desk or contact us via phone or email.
Looking forward to a great semester!
On August 21, 2017, the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE (imagine that in a deep, booming voice, okay?) will be gracing the skies of our campus. You may also remember that this is the first day of classes for the fall semester. Now before we get upset about the timing, we must keep in mind that the moon is on a very tight schedule. Fortunately for us, we are in the path of totality and campus is having all sorts of events.
Let’s just say we did not want to miss out on the fun! To celebrate, we will be giving out solar eclipse glasses to everyone who stops by the Engineering Library on the day of the event! It is important that you wear the glasses before and after totality otherwise the intense light from the sun will damage your eyes. You can take them off during totality and experience the full glory for a couple minutes or so.
We only have a limited amount so be sure to get here early on the 21st!
For more information about the eclipse and what to expect visit https://eclipse.aas.org/
UPDATE: We are out of glasses. Thanks for stopping by this morning!
You may notice when you come back to the library at the start of the semester that our study rooms look a little different! We would like to give a big thank you to the Student Services Enhancement Fee for providing the funds for us to paint the wall behind our monitors and to the College of Engineering for our new tables and chairs!
Reserve one of our four new and improved study rooms online.
Judy Siebert Maseles, Engineering Librarian and Web Administrator, retired last week after working for the University of Missouri Libraries for 36 years. Her retirement party was held this past Monday at the Engineering Library. The party, filled equally with library collegues and Engineering faculty and staff, celebrated her long and successful career at the University Libraries.
Judy started her career at MU as a science librarian in 1980. From the beginning, she took an interest in technology which shaped her career moving foward. In 1988 she moved to the Engineering Library as Head of the Science Branch Libraries and in 2007 she took on the role as Web Adminstrator for the University Libraries.
In addition to her librarian responsibilities, Judy was involved in a number of projects. In 1999 she helped form ET@MO, MU's organization to improve teaching and learning using technology. In 2006, she combined the DoIT computing lab with the Engineering library to create a multifunctional study space. Later on she added two large screen TVs to the study rooms. This past month, those TVs were replaced with four LCD TV screens with easy HDMI hookups for laptops. As Web Adminstrator, her and the web advisory group published several website redesigns. She also helped roll out E-Reserves, LibGuides, LibAnswers and most recently the LibCal calendar all of which are vital to the functions of the library.
Judy's work and presence in the libraries will be greatly missed.
See below for some photos from her retirement reception! Congratulations Judy!
Summer is finally here! That means unrestricted fun in the sun and heat induced bickerings while on family vacation. All right! No worries, we'll still be here as your air conditioned isle of zen. But, Summer also means our hours are changing:
May 13th – June 4th, July 29th – August 20th.
Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday : Closed
June 5th – July 28th
Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday : 1:00pm – 8:00pm
May 29th : Closed
July 3rd : 8:00am – 5:00pm
July 4th : Closed
For a regularly updated list of our hours visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/?id=420
Have a great break!
It's crunch time! The end of the Spring semester is quickly approaching and graduation may be on your horizon. With essays and tests plaguing our thoughts, we can forget minor details like backing up that important final paper.
In honor of all the data lost due to the failure of technology during these turbulent times, we offer solace (or humor, at least) in the form of Haiku:
Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occured.
— David Dixon
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
— Suzie Wagner
Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
— David J. Liszewski
Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
— Peter Rothman
Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.
— David Ansel
Having been erased,
the document you're seeking
Must now be retyped.
— Judy Birmingham
The website you seek
Cannot be located, but
Countless more exist.
— Joy Rothke
Source – Orginally from a Salon.com contest that has since been archived. These having been making the rounds since 1998. Yeesh!
Alright, that 29 seconds might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the Engineering Library does get a lot of USB drives turned in at the circulation desk! Please remember to take your USB drive out of the slot before you leave. We don't want you to lose your assignments!
Add a contact folder to your USB drive which contains your name and email so we know it belongs to you. We try our best to reconnect USB drives with their owners and it makes it much easier when we have a contact information.
Encrypt the most important files on your drive so nobody can steal your information if you do lose it.
Add a keychain to your drive so it is easier to see and remember.
Consider keeping backups of your files in a cloud service. Humans are not perfect so the odds of losing a small USB drive can be high. It is good practice to keep backups of your most important work elsewhere in case your USB drive cannot be recovered.
Public Service Announcement brought to you by the Engineering Library & Technology Commons
Engineering Library Spring Break Hours: Friday, March 24th until Saturday, April 1st.
Friday, March 24th: 8:00am – 5:00pm (please note early closure!)
Saturday, March 25th: Closed
Sunday, March 26th: Closed
Monday, March 27th – Friday, March 31st: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, April 1st: Closed
Regular hours resume on Sunday, April 2nd, at 1:00pm.
For an up-to-date list of all of our hours visit: MU Libraries Hours
This semester the Engineering Library has added new items to our equipment checkout. We've added more Android and iPhone chargers, the newest MacBook charger (Magsafe 2), a couple of Flip Ultra HD video cameras, several power strips with extension cords, and two ethernet cords. Ask for them at the circulation desk!
For a complete list of everything we checkout, visit https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/equipment
The Engineering Library is now on Facebook! Follow us for updates on library hours, events, and engineering related information.
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