When we closed rather abruptly in March, we instructed everyone to hang onto their library books as we didn’t have a safe way for you to return them. Now that we’ve been back up and running for a while, we’ve got it all figured out! If you have any overdue library books lying around, please return them to the book drop outside of the Engineering Library. Starting October 1st, you will begin to see our typical courtesy notices in your email. Don’t panic! We’re just asking that you return your books as soon as you can. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so pleased to be open to patrons once again! For those patrons who do not feel comfortable coming into the library in person, we will still offer curbside pickup.
How does Engineering Library Curbside Pickup work?
Simply request your library material through the MERLIN catalog and choose “ENGR Library pickup” as your location. You will receive an email letting you know your hold is at the Engineering Library and ready for you to pick up. If you would prefer curbside, simply call 573-882-2379 or email email@example.com to arrange a pickup time. We will be open for curbside pickup M-F 11:00am – 1:00pm.
When you arrive at Lafferre, call the library at 573-882-2379 and we will arrange to bring your materials to your car. Please have your ID card out and ready to view – you can just show it to us through the window if you like. We will have your materials bagged up and ready to go. Please have your trunk open to ensure a contact-less delivery.
How long must I wait to pick up my books after I place the request/hold?
We will try as hard as possible to fill requests quickly. However, we are quarantining most library materials for a period of 3 days. This may lead to a longer than usual wait times.
Can I get books from other libraries?
Books from other libraries may be picked up via curbside pickup. This may take a few additional days due to quarantining of books and materials. If you wish to pick up these books from the library they reside in, please contact that library directly for specific details.
Happy Summer Tigers! Although we are bummed that we can’t see you in person yet, rest assured we are busy preparing for the day we do! Here are a sampling of new books that will be waiting for you when you return.
Advancing diversity, inclusion, and social justice through human systems engineering – Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering highlights how scholars and practitioners of HSE (inclusively defined to span many fields) can apply their theories and methods to understand and support healthy communities, include and empower diverse populations, and inspire strategies for a more inclusive future. T59.7.A37 2020
All blood runs red: the legendary life of Eugene Bullard – boxer, pilot, soldier, spy –
The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community. TL540.B7492K425 2019
Culture of women in tech – This book offers a critical analysis of the contemporary and global tech culture and exposes the gender bias of masculine tech ideology and stereotypes. T36.H37 2020
Computer vision-based agricultural engineering – This unique work provides student, engineers and technologists working in research, development, and operations in the agricultural engineering with critical, comprehensive and readily accessible information. The book applies development of artificial intelligence theory and methods including depth learning and transfer learning to the field of agricultural engineering testing. S675.Z49 2020
In the making: digital fabrication and disability – The basic principles of digital fabrication – the transformation from concept to physical entity – offer intriguing possibilities for aesthetic and cultural readings, particularly from the perspectives of disability. Online, open access maker communities mean that anyone with an internet connection and a desktop 3D printer is able to download and print a wide variety of replicable and customisable objects. What might this mean for disabled people? TS171.95.H87 2020
Motor vehicles, the environment, and the human condition : driving to extinction – The world now has more than a billion motor vehicles, and this number continues to increase as developing countries imitate developed societies in their adoption of the culture of automobility. Motor Vehicles, the Environment, and the Human Condition: Driving to Extinction explores the political ecology of motor vehicles in an era of growing social disparities and environmental crises, the latter of which are most manifest in anthropogenic climate change to which motor vehicles are a major contributor. TD886.5.B34 2019
Do you have a purchase recommendation? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting June 1, Engineering Library staff will be on-site Monday and Wednesday mornings.
While we will still be closed to patrons, having access to our print collection a few mornings a week will allow us to scan items for you in a much more timely fashion! More information on how the University Libraries are expanding services
Need a book chapter for your students? Email us at email@example.com
Ways to contact us:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 573-882-2379 (we are checking voicemail regularly)
- Set up a Zoom meeting with Noël
How to access our online resources:
- Use the links on the Engineering Library home page or from any Libraries page. These links have all been “proxied,” so when you hit a subscribed resource, you’ll be asked to log-in with your SSO.
- Use the Journal Finder to get to specific journal titles. The Journal Finder will let you know which years are available electronically.
- Set your Google Scholar settings to show the FindIt@MU link for easy off-campus access to journal articles
- Use VPN — but use it sparingly. Because of the heavy load to VPN across campus, it’s often quicker to use the links on our home page and proxy in to the library resources.
- More information on Off-campus Access to Library Resources
- Note: many libraries around the country are still closed or have very limited access to their print collections. You may experience delays with requests from other libraries.
Temporary access to more electronic journals and books:
- Many publishers and vendors are lowering their paywalls during the outbreak and/or providing MU with additional electronic access due to our existing relationships with them. See our guide to temporary and expanded access.
Have something checked out from the Libraries?
- If you have books checked out, please hang on to your books for later return.
- The Libraries are suspending any billing and fines for overdue materials.
Libraries have a long tradition of providing faculty, students, and staff a welcoming space in which to gather, study, and think. With the unprecedented need to physically distance ourselves from one another while also remaining a connected community, it is difficult for us to close our doors to you. Fortunately, the Libraries also have decades of experience providing online and remote services, and we’re confident that we’ll get through this together.
Please keep in mind that Noël, Michelle, and Mara will be working remotely and that we, like you, are doing our best to take care of ourselves and our families in these strange times.
Erin Go Bragh – Rah for the Engineers
Beginning March 18, the Engineering Library will be closed. We will continue to provide access to electronic resources and services.
Print materials will be scanned and sent via e-mail according to existing policies. Subject specialists will be available via phone, email and Zoom. Please refer to our Remote Services Guide.
Library Materials: Patrons are asked to hold onto all checked-out books for later return, and the Libraries will suspend any billing and fines for overdue materials.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this fluid situation.
Be safe, Tigers!
The MU Libraries Comic Book Club will meet February 13th from 5-6pm in the Engineering Library & Technology Commons room W2001E. All majors and interest levels are welcome.
We will have a short presentation followed by an open discussion on all things comics.
Drop by and tell us what you’re reading, writing, watching and why. Snacks will be provided. Is there a topic you’d like to present or hear more about? Let us know! February’s presentation is “I want to read comics – where do I start?”
Contact Mara Inge at email@example.com for more details.
The stress of finals is finally over and Winter Break is upon us which means our hours are changing. Please note, the University Libraries will be closed December 25th to January 1st for the holidays so our services will not be available. We will reopen Thursday, January 2nd.
Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday : CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25th – Wednesday, January 1st : CLOSED
Monday, January 20th (Martin Luther King Day) : CLOSED
Books from University Libraries may be returned any time we are closed using the Book Return located right outside of the library.
Be safe and have an excellent break!
Due to a software upgrade, article requesting via FindIt@MU and Illiad will not be available Tuesday, November 26.
Urgent article requests can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org during the outage:
- For Health Sciences and Vet Med article requests use email@example.com
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The MU Libraries Comic Book Club is having an informational meeting Thursday, November 21st at 5pm at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons room W2001E. Come by and meet cool, interesting people who enjoy comic books and graphic novels as much as you do! You do not have to be an engineering student to participate in Comic Book Club. We welcome all majors and interest levels. Pizza and soda will be provided. Contact Mara Inge at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Where do you go if the information you need isn’t online? To the library, of course!
Dr. Karl Hammond, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, supports the Engineering Library by using its resources in his own work and by designing assignments that integrate library resources into student learning outcomes.
In the library he is known for an assignment that requires students (typically Juniors in Chemical Engineering) who are enrolled in Thermodynamics II to find experimental vapor-liquid equilibrium data for a pair of compounds assigned to each individual student. This assignment typically requires students to consult either online or in-print books containing compilations of vapor-liquid equilibrium data from the literature, often from the early- to mid-twentieth century. Professor Hammond asks the staff at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons to place several of these books on reserve during the assignment –the library staff typically assign them their own cart behind the circulation desk.
One of Professor Hammond’s goals for this assignment is to engage students with the library’s printed collection, which often showcases data that are difficult or impossible to access online, thus making students aware that not all useful information has been or will be digitized. According to Dr. Hammond, “If you don’t show students a resource exists, they won’t know to look for it.” The wealth of tabular data available also allows Professor Hammond to assign each student in the course a unique pair of compounds to look up and then plot results from models against measured data to get a sense of how accurate the models are and how to use them. Knowing the full breadth of resources available to find thermodynamic data is an essential skill for success in Design I and II, which students take in their final year in the Chemical Engineering major.
Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.
If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.