The Engineering Library & Technology Commons is hosting its first LibWIS Wednesday workshop! This session is open to all engineering students.
Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It April 11 3:15-4:15 pm
Engineering Library Room W2001I (Quiet Computer Area)
Your class syllabus has a statement about “academic dishonesty” and “academic integrity.” What does this mean at MU? Plagiarism is an important—but sometimes confusing—issue. Many people unknowingly commit plagiarism when writing their papers. Join us to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic writing. We will look at common errors in citing resources, paraphrasing, and summarizing research as well as how to correct those errors and prevent plagiarism in your academic work.
Our next LibWIS workshop, Using Google for Research, will be on Wednesday, April 25th from 3:15pm-4:15pm.
The University Libraries are pleased to announce that Noel Kopriva has been appointed as Engineering Librarian and Head of Engineering Library & Technology Commons!
Noel has earned a Bachelor’s in English and two Master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and English from the University of Missouri. She has been working for the University of Missouri Libraries for over three and half years as the Librarian to Textile and Apparel Management and to the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. She previously served as the Agriculture Librarian at West Virginia University for seven years.
This past year, Noel has been serving as the Interim Head of the Engineering Library & Technology Commons and we are happy to have her continue her work in a permanent position.
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The Engineering Library & Technology Commons is now showcasing Texts & Tools: A History of Engineering. This display features five historical engineering books from Special Collections & Rare Books and four tools from the Mizzou Museum of Engineering (ZOUME) used by engineers in the early 1900s.
The oldest text on display is Theatri Machinarum Erster Theill or Theater of Machines by Heinrich Zeising. This book is believed to have been published in 1621. It features designs for over 150 machines invented or refined by Ziesing, from cranes to watermills, to portable expanding bridges.
Another item on display is an American made polar planimeter from 1915. Polar planimeters are mechanical devices used to accurately measure the area of any plane figure, regardless of its shape or irregularity, without calculation. Keuffel & Esser Co. produced this particular model between 1901 and 1927. A book published by the company described the planimeter as “one of the most valuable of the Engineer’s mechanical assistants” (Wheatley, 1903).
The key to success when looking for job opportunities is to adequately prepare. There’s no “wingin’ it” when it comes to your future career. Those individuals you may be networking with on Wednesday, February 7th at the Engineering Career Fair may very well be the people who help you toward getting your dream job.
Fortunately, Mizzou Libraries and the College of Engineering have some great resources to ace your first networking event:
Lafferre Hall is notoriously confusing with its winding halls and multitude of classrooms and labs. With the construction finally complete, we updated the floor maps to help you find where you are going! Download them to your phone or print them off from your computer. Paper versions of these maps are available for you to take from the Engineering Library & Technology Commons check out desk.
With the completion of the construction in Lafferre Hall, there are a number of new study rooms in the building for students to use. These rooms are available on a first-come-first served basis until further notice.
“It feels cliché to say, but it’s the truth. Not only is our campus absolutely gorgeous, the people that are there make you feel as though you can succeed the moment you meet them.” As an electrical engineering student, he knew the non-traditional path to medical school he chose wouldn’t be easy, but Mizzou offered him the resources in order to follow his dream and excel right from the beginning.
These days, you can find Alex, like many engineering students, in the Engineering Library, a place he credits as being instrumental to his success as a Mizzou student. The library offers invaluable collaborative space for students studying various engineering specialties and resources on cutting edge innovation in the field.
“My favorite thing about the Engineering Library is the space it provides to engineering students near our classes, peers, and professors. Although the Lafferre renovation has provided more study rooms, they are always occupied, and often not even by engineering students. The library allows students to study individually, work on a group project, or prepare for an exam with friends. As engineering spans a wide range of topics, everyone working in the same place is helpful when there are assignments requiring the intersection of multiple engineering disciplines.”
Through his regular library use, Alex became passionate about the libraries, ultimately serving as the 2016-2017 chair of the University Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC). As chair, he advocated for students’ resource needs, something he says is vital to any Mizzou student experience. Students know what they need to succeed, and ULSAC wants to make sure student voices are heard.
Over the past two years, ULSAC has been hard at work collecting data from students, developing a student vision for the library in order to make sure all students, regardless of their involvement or backgrounds, are supported by the University Libraries.
Mizzou is what you make of it, and not only will Alex remember the energy of the Mizzou Vs. Mississippi State football game (his favorite Mizzou memory), he will also remember how personally and academically supportive the Mizzou community was. “I cannot wait to come back to Mizzou one day and see students from other universities’ student library councils touring our libraries to bring back ideas for their schools and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have been the Chair of such an amazing council of student leaders that made this possible.”