LET US HELP YOU SURVIVE COLLEGE!!
It’s hard to believe that the new semester is here already! Let us help you on your way to academic success!
New this fall: Live chat and text messaging!!
Not in the library, but have a question? We now have both Live Chat and text messaging available! Live chat is available from the Lichtenberger Engineering Library homepage. If no one is available to personally help you, we have a Knowledgebase which just might have the answer for you! The answer isn’t there? Never fear – you can still ask your question and someone will get back to you as soon as possible! There are several options available: email, submit a question online or text us! We now have a text number! Be sure to add 319-250-2176 to your contacts!
We have Study Spaces!
In the main entrance area we have 27 ITC computers – 2 with stand-up desks; 2 scanners – including one with a high-speed, face-up book capture system; and 2 black & white printers. We have 2 study pods, too. Pod 1 has MediaScape (connect up to 6 laptops!) and a white board; Pod 2 is equipped with a group work table and a white board. Check here for reservation instructions and reservation information.
Also on the main entrance floor we have 4 study carrels – each with a light and power outlet. We have 6 club chairs and 4 group tables, which can be moved together for larger groups!
Prefer a quiet study space? We’ve got that covered, too! Our lower level is a dedicated quiet space. We have 34 study carrels (each with a light and power outlet), 4 wing-back chairs, 6 arm chairs, 4 comfy bean bags, and 4 gamer chairs! The 150,000+ books in our collection are also located on the lower level and cover subject matter from Aeronautics to Z-80 Programming!
We have a Creative Space!
It has a a 3D scanning station (other 3D scanners available to check out from the Tool Library!), 2 quad-screen collaboration tables (each has the ability to project 4 laptop screens to the monitor!), 4 modeling stations with engineering software, 5 white boards, 2 high-top tables with stools, and a VR work station – an Oculus Rift and hand controllers are available to check out (2-hour loan time) from the Tool Library!
We have e-Resources!
We have access to over 3,000 e-resources and online subject guides covering information for all the engineering majors. You can access IEEExplore, over 20,000 Standards, Patents, a citation guide, information on Engineering ethics, copyright and open access information. There is also a wide range of handbooks and digital publications, all available from our homepage.
Our journal subscriptions cover everything from Road & Travel, SWE, Make Magazine, to The Journal of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics.
There is also a wonderful collection of DVDs – we have Mythbusters, Junkyard Wars, How It’s Made, Extreme Engineering, and a host of other titles (150+) – all available by asking at the circulation desk.
We have a Tool Library!
Need a measuring tape? A hammer? How about a thermal imaging camera? A hot glue gun? Maybe a sports camcorder? We’ve got ’em! Or did you forget your laptop charger? Don’t worry we’ve got those, too! We have 172+ tools available to check out!
We have a YouTube channel!
Check out the overview of the library video – and the one about surviving college! We also have tutorials to help you learn about our resources and how to navigate your way through them! You’ll want to subscribe to our channel – there will be lots more videos coming!
Explore our homepage – with links to new books, resources, our blog, and how to get help. You can search course reserves, databases and e-journals directly from our homepage, too. Then come explore the library! We are at 2001 Seamans Center – just off the Student Commons. Our hours are listed on our homepage – so stop in!
Head Librarian, Kari Kozak and Informatics Librarian, and Qianijn (Marina) Zhang, are both available for research consultations and all our staff are available to help you find the resources you need!
Lichtenberger Engineering Library Fall 2017 Newsletter
1) Engineering Library 2016-2017 Year in Review
Want to know what the Engineering Library has been up to this last year? Check out the following infographic: https://magic.piktochart.com/output/23653246-2016-2017-engineering-library
2) Creative Space & Tool Library
In September 2016, the Lichtenberger Engineering Library in collaboration with the Engineering Technology Centers opened a maker/creative space for students. This space is for students to imagine, tinker, design, and create.
With this space, we have added 111 tools to the Tool Library over this past year. Some of the tools added include:
Set up a tour of the space and to learn more about the tools available at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/creative-space/
3) YouTube video channel
We have a new YouTube video channel!
4) Live Chat and Text Messaging!
We now have both live chat AND text messaging available!
Live chat is now available on the Lichtenberger Engineering Library homepage and within each Subject Guide!
You may also ask your questions by texting us at 319.250.2176!
5) New Resource
6) Subject Guides
Check out our subject guides – available for each discipline. The subject guides are being continually updated with new information and resources. You’ll find information on popular resources geared toward your discipline. The guides also include helpful information on patents, standards, creating citations, and engineering ethics among other things. Check our homepage (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/) to discover it all!
7) Classroom Assistance and Library Tours
Both Engineering Librarians are available for short- or class-length demonstrations on a wide variety of library resources.
Kari Kozak, Head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, is available to talk about resources and services to students, faculty, and/or staff. This could range from an overview of the library and services to in-depth researching strategies including evaluating information. Sessions can be to individuals, small groups, lab groups, or classes. Email Kari at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Qianjin (Marina) Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, is available to talk about data management and citation management programs such as Endnote. Email Marina at email@example.com for more information
Kari is also available to give tours of the library, including the Creative Space. Schedule a time to visit individually or as a class, to see first-hand all we have available.
8) Course Reserves
Course Reserves are being organized for the Fall Semester. If you have not already done so and would like to have items put on reserve for the Fall Semester, please email the Engineering Library at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of the materials and course number.
What did you do on your summer vacation?
It’s hard to believe that the fall semester is about to begin! The campus is full of students eager to start classes and see all the changes that have occurred on the campus over the summer.
On our summer “vacation” we updated the Lichtenberger Engineering Library! We have 20 new computers, along with new chairs and computer tables. We also now have two scanners – the brand-new-just-added scanner is a high-speed, face-up book capture system that is as quick and easy to use as a copy machine. We also have two printers that are accessible from either your laptop or the library desktop computers. Both scanners, the print stations and the copier are all located together for easy access.
We have a variety of spaces for all your studying needs. Besides the 20 new computers, we have 12 computers in the multi-purpose room and 2 pods for group study – one of which has a MediaScape. We have both group study tables and study carrels for individual use. The lower level is a quiet study space complete with study carrels, easy chairs, bean bag chairs, and gamer chairs. The 150,000 books in our collection are also located on the lower level and cover subject matter from Aeronautics to Z-80 Programming.
There is also a wonderful collection of DVDs – everything from Mythbusters, Junkyard Wars, How It’s Made, Extreme Engineering, and a host of other titles that are all available by asking at the circulation desk. Journal subscriptions cover everything from Road & Travel, SWE, Make Magazine, to The Journal of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics.
We have access to over 3,000 e-resources and online subject guides covering information for all the engineering majors. You can access IEEExplore, over 20,000 Standards, Patents, a citation guide, information on Engineering ethics, copyright and open access information. There is also a wide range of handbooks and digital publications, all available from the Lichtenberger Engineering Library homepage. You can search course reserves, databases and e-journals directly from our homepage, too. If you want more information about our resources and how they can be used, we offer Xpress Classes – short 30 minute introductory classes led by specialized librarians. Classes begin September 3rd and are held on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Library multi-purpose room. The final class will be held on November 19th. Each class is designed to help get you started using the various resources that will help you with your assignments and projects.
We are also one of the only academic libraries in the country with a Tool Library! We have hand tools, LabQuest, measuring tools, and technology tools – wrenches, Hex Keys, Screwdrivers, Computer toolkit, calipers, angle locators, light meters, tubular spring scales, acoustic microphone, and an eyeball webcam to name a few. AND we have just added a MaKey MaKey Kit and Raspberry Pi 2!
Explore our homepage – with inks to new books, resources, our blog, and how to get help. Then come explore the library! We are at 2001 Seamans Center – just off the Student Commons. Our hours are listed on our homepage – so stop in!
Head Librarian, Kari Kozak and Informatics Librarian, Qianijn (Marina) Zhang, are available for research consultations and all our staff are available to help you find the resources you need! And don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest!
Come see all we have to offer – we look forward to seeing you soon!