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!
The Engineering Library will have extended hours for the following days:
Friday, April 28th: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, May 5th: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6th: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Other hours will be normal. For a detailed list of all library hours, visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/
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
Did you know that MU Libraries has an expansive eBook collection? Check out our new online display where we highlight an engineering subject area!
For our first subject area, browse through our Game Design and Development eBook Display. This display was curated in the interest of beginner game designers and developers, but these books can be used as reference guides for seasoned developers as well. Enjoy access to these titles from your computer or tablet.
Interested in learning more? Try subject searching "Computer games — Programming" or "Computer Games — Design" in our MERLIN catalog.
The Engineering Library is now on Facebook! Follow us for updates on library hours, events, and engineering related information.
Find us here or by searching 'MU Engineering Library & Technology Commons' on Facebook.
With the new renovations in Lafferre Hall coming to a close, students will find that their prayers (or rather their comment cards) have finally been answered. Potential Energy Café, located in the east wing of Lafferre, is open for business. The café's menu includes Kaldi's coffee, tea and smoothies as well as pretzel wraps and fruit cups. So whether you need a snack between classes or a caffeine boost while hitting the books at the library, Potential Energy Café has you covered.
Check out their Campus Dining page for a complete list of their hours and menu items.