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Engineering Library Summer Hours

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:

Intersession Hours:

May 13th – June 4th, July 29th – August 20th.

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

Summer Session:

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

Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day

May 29th : 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! cool

 

 

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Grace Atkins and Kate Wright Win Scholarships to Association of College & Research Libraries’ Annual Conference

Grace Atkins, User Engagement Librarian, won an Early-career Librarian Scholarship and Kate Wright, Library Specialist Sr. at the Engineering Library, won a Library Support Staff Scholarship to the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) annual conference in Baltimore, MD, March 22-25. This was Kate's first national conference and Grace's second time attending ACRL (she previously attended as a student).

Conference Highlights

Winning scholarships presented Grace and Kate with extra networking opportunities. They attended a breakfast for scholarship winners and were able to meet members of the scholarship committee. Business cards were exchanged at each table, with a twist. Each person wrote answers to two questions on the back of the card, allowing everyone a chance to get to know a little more about the others, both professionally and personally. Kate says it was a nice conversation starter.

Dr. Carla Hayden's keynote address was a "huge highlight" for Grace because she "worships her." Because of her scholarship, Grace was also able to attend the preconference workshop Running Effective OER and Open Textbook Initiatives at Your Academic Library. Grace says she tweets during sessions and connects with others who attended the session in person afterward. The conference events felt like "a reunion" to Grace because she was able to connect with librarians she attended graduate school with and meet the professionals they know.

Both Grace and Kate enjoyed ACRL because it is a large national conference–and yet focused at the same time.

Exploring Baltimore

Both Grace and Kate were able to attend a reception sponsored by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) at the National Aquarium. Grace visited Edgar Allan Poe's grave, and Kate enjoyed exploring the Inner Harbor and the amazing restaurants, including this incredible French Dip.

Tips for Scholarship Success and Attending a National Conference

First, apply for scholarships, always! Grace recommends looking at the theme for the conference and tying that into your application. It needs to be clear that your interests connect with the theme of the conference. Kate recommends "getting over your fear" of showing your application essay to other colleagues. Having several people look over your materials helps you make sure that they are personalized. Sending a generic essay usually isn't successful.

As far as attending a large conference, be sure to download the conference app, if available. When it comes to scheduling your time, Grace recommends having a tentative schedule for each day but being flexible; for example, continuing a conversation with a knowledgeable colleague can be a valuable reason to alter your schedule. When making her schedule, Grace tries to balance sessions related to her current projects with her personal interests. This allows her to gain tools in areas where she is building her expertise while learning more about social justice within the profession. Grace also recommends asking yourself whether you are interested in a practical session about a particular tool or a session about theoretical approaches to a particular problem.

Choosing which sessions to attend can be a learning experience in and of itself. Kate recommends the career-oriented sessions for students on the job market. She attended several sessions relating to her current position, such as designing LibGuides and encouraging faculty to use open resources in the face of rising textbook costs. Kate also learned that it's okay to (politely) skip out early on occasion if you need to get to another session.

Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

Finals Survival Guide

It's that time in the semester again: FINALS.

Never fear! From research help to stress relieving activities, Mizzou Libraries have your back! Check out our Finals Survival Guide with details on all the end of semester resources that we have to offer.

And remember, when in doubt, Ask a Librarian!

 

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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End of Semester Haiku

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!

 

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PSA : Remember Your USB Flash Drives!

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!

Some tips:

  1.  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.
  2.  Encrypt the most important files on your drive so nobody can steal your information if you do lose it.
  3.  Add a keychain to your drive so it is easier to see and remember.
  4. 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

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Engineering Library: Spring Break Hours

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

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New Equipment Available for Checkout

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

 

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Follow the Engineering Library on Facebook

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.

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Potential Energy Café Now Open

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.

home Engineering Library, Workshops Fridays @ the Library Workshop: Introduction to Endnote, Sept. 16

Fridays @ the Library Workshop: Introduction to Endnote, Sept. 16

This workshop will be held in Rm. 213, 2nd Floor, Ellis Library.

September 16th 1-2 pm

Registration Required

Learn how to use Endnote, a powerful citation program, for your academic writinings. The workshop will teach you how to use this tool in order to store citation data, produce intext citations and bibliographies in various formats. 

With presenter Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian