Lichtenberger Engineering Library Fall 2017 Newsletter
- Engineering Library 2016-2017 Year in Review
- Creative Space & Tool Library
- YouTube Video Channel
- Live Chat and Text Messaging Now Available!
- New Resources
- Subject Guides
- Classroom Assistance and Library Tours
- Course Reserves
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:
- Virtual Reality Glasses
- 3D Scanners
- Adapter, Cables and Chargers for computers and mobile devices
- Arduino programming language and circuit building kits
- GoPro Camera
- Soldering Irons
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!
- Check out our latest video: Surviving College
- We have tutorials for specific library resources and how to get the most benefit when using them!
- There are videos designed to help new (and returning) faculty, staff, and students become familiar with the library and what is available.
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
- 37 eBooks from across the spectrum of computer science subject matter
- We own the complete collection of over 800 of these 75 to 125-page electronic books that synthesizes a research or developing hot topic.
- Areas covered include: Tissue Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, and Global Engineering just to name a few.
- The MIT Press eBooks library – a computing and engineering collection is now available through IEEE Xplore
- With almost 600 titles going back as far as 1943!
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.