The Engineering Library offers fully integrated services, state-of-the-art technologies, and a wealth of literature on engineering and related disciplines. Its primary aims are to support the educational and research activities of both faculty and students as well as to play an active and innovative role in the development of the larger college of engineering.
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Hello, my name is Paul. I work as a technology and engineering librarian. My day-to-day duties include consulting with the engineering faculty liaisons regarding collection development, creating online teaching modules and digital search aids, and keeping up on the latest research and trends within the many subspecialties of the engineering discipline. Oh, and I also teach information literacy classes for engineering and pre-engineering undergraduates.
The engineering faculty and students definitely prefer digital resources. They need content that’s authoritative, up-to-date, and easily sharable among and between their labs and classrooms—and I’m thrilled to make things easier for them when I can locate and acquire a new resource.
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Hi. I’m Ed, and I’m studying computer science. Programming is pretty much what I do all day long. I’m always tied to a computer or tablet, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I work as an assistant in the computer lab and enjoy helping other students in whatever way I can. At night, I work on app development. My goal is to design the next Angry Birds, because why not?
Most of my computer science professors are good about not assigning print textbooks. I mean, we’re studying the digital world, so we should us it—right? The classes that fulfill my gen ed requires are another story. They require textbooks and assign a lot of external reading and research. Luckily, my teachers understand the financial restrictions I face as a student and assign most of my external reading and research through GVRL.
Hi, I’m Ericka. This is my second year in college, and I’m taking a lot of science and technology classes so that I can declare my major as mechanical engineering next semester. My class schedule includes calculus, physics, chemistry, composition, and political science, which is a pretty hefty load, but it will all be worth it when I stand on that stage and accept my diploma.
I've always been fascinated by how things work. My mom says I used to take apart my toys—and even some of the kitchen appliances—and then put them together again. I study a lot, but it’s not as hard as you might think. I like my classes, and I like what I am learning; I know it’ll be useful once I start my career. I take a lot of notes in class and in the margins of my textbooks. I like using digital resources too, because I can copy-paste, highlight, annotate, and mark them up to my heart’s content.
Hello, I’m Hiroshi, a tenured professor of Materials Science. I teach, conduct original research, and head a lab with several graduate students working under me. Although I do teach occasional undergraduate courses, I work mostly with graduate students. Just as it’s important to them, it’s important to me that my knowledge and the tools I provide to students are as current as possible.
Digital resources are especially useful for my purposes, because they’re updated regularly and easier to navigate. It’s also easier for me to provide a direct link to my students when I’d like them to read an article rather than having to worry about referencing it appropriately in a periodical or scanning a copy for them.
Hi, my name is Paul. I'm the Technology and Engineering Librarian.
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Hi, my name is Ed. I'm an undeclared freshman.
Hi, my name is Ericka. I'm a Pre-Engineering student.
Hi, my name is Hiroshi. I'm a Professor of Materials Science.