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Engineering Library: FY 18 Usage Statistics

We had an 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 2018 (from July 2017 to June 2018).

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.

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Workshops @ the Engineering Library

Want to learn more about the Engineering Library and Technology Commons? Learn about our library and the research process at four one-hour workshops designed just for you!

All workshops are held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in W2001E Lafferre Hall, Engineering Library. No registration required.

  • Monday, September 17: Introduction to Research
  • Tuesday, September 18: Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It
  • Thursday, September 20: Advanced Research
  • Friday, September 21: Zotero

For additional information about these workshops and more, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

You can find workshop recordings at libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials.

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Engineering Library Summer Hours

It’s summertime here at EL&TC. We’ll be open so stop by and retreat from the heat!

Intersession Hours:

May 12th – June 3rd, July 30th – August 19th.

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

Summer Session:

June 4th – July 27th

Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday : 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day

May 28th : Closed

Independence Day

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!

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Engineering Library: Extended Hours for Finals

The Engineering Library will have extended hours for the following days:

Friday, April 27th: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Friday, May 4th : 8:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday, May 5th: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Other hours will be normal. For a detailed list of all library hours, visit: http://library.missouri.edu/hours/

Good luck with your finals, Engineers!



Community is Key

For chemical engineering student Ashley Anstaett, a strong sense of community is what attracted her to Columbia, the Mizzou campus, and ultimately the Engineering Library and Technology Commons. “Mizzou has a beautiful campus, and Columbia itself is an ideal spot for me… for its size, the cultural events in Columbia are not lacking and one of my favorite parts of the year is the True/False Film Festival where people come from all over to share their passion for film, music, and art.”

Ashley currently works as a chemistry research assistant in the plant science group at the Missouri Research Reactor. “We are looking at improving the zinc and iron content of corn through the use of bacteria that occur naturally in the soil. ” She says her interests are in the environmental aspects of engineering, but her dream is to work in the fragrance industry. “I’ve collected all kinds of fragrances since I was a little kid and love smelling things!”

Ashley Studying

When Ashley is not working or in class, you can quite often find her at the Engineering Library and she notes that “I don’t know what I would do without the Engineering Library!” The reference materials and textbooks are essential to her for her studies. Most importantly, she says, it is the community fostered by the library space that is key. “I know I can go to the Engineering Library anytime it is open and find someone working on the same thing as me, willing to help, or work together. Even if we are all stuck, it provides a great space for commiserating, drinking some coffee, and enjoying good company.” She also loves interacting with the staff. “It’s nice to see a friendly face every day and know that they are there and willing to help.”

The Engineering Library also supports Ashley’s more leisurely interests. “One of my favorite things about the Engineering Library is that they let me have all of my comics, books, and movies sent there. Using MOBIUS and ILL, you can get pretty much any book or movie you could ever imagine. As a delivery option, you can choose to have them sent to any library on campus you want. I don’t even have to leave Lafferre Hall. I look forward to going to the library each day to see if something I ordered arrived. It’s like retail therapy, but it’s free!”


It’s no surprise then that one of Ashley’s favorite Mizzou memories happened at the Engineering Library. “I was studying intently, heard some commotion, and looked up to see a bunch of folks in T-Rex costumes roaming the library. They were dancing and also maybe … studying?”




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Engineering Library Workshop: Using Google for Research – Wednesday, April 25th

Using Google for Research
Wednesday, April 25th
3:15-4:15 pm
Engineering Library, Rm. W2001I

How is the best way to use Google for research purposes? What is Google Scholar, and how does it differ from the various research databases in the Libraries? What are other features in Google that can assist me as a student? Join us on Wednesday, April 25th from 3:15pm to 4:15pm in the Engineering Library Quiet Study Computer Lab, Rm. W2001I for a hands on workshop which answers these questions and more.

We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session. We will show you how to adjust your Google settings to locate Mizzou resources more easily. Open to all Mizzou Engineering students.

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Engineering Library Workshop On Wednesday, April 11- Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It

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.

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Congratulations Noel Kopriva, Head of Engineering Library & Technology Commons

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.

Congratulations, Noel!

WARNING: Fake Library Email Messages

An Important Reminder About Phishing Scams

The University of Missouri Libraries will never send you an email asking you to click on a link to activate your library account. Your library account is activated automatically based on your status with either the Registrar (as a student) or in myHR (as an employee).

Unfortunately, phishing scams sometimes target university email accounts with false claims and links to gather users’ account information.  If you receive such a message about your library account, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.  If you have questions about your library account, you can contact a librarian at http://libraryanswers.missouri.edu

The Division of IT provides additional information on keeping your account safe from such attacks at MakeITSafe: https://www.umsystem.edu/makeitsafe/


Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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Engineering Library Spring Break Hours

We will have limited hours starting Friday, March 23rd. Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

Friday, March 23: 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday/Sunday, March 24-25: Closed

Monday-Friday, March 26-30: 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, March 31: Closed

Sunday, April 1: 1:00pm- Midnight

University Libraries Hours