Science & Engineering Library, UMass Amherst

Science & Engineering Library, UMass Amherst Where the science and engineering people come to work, discover information, and hang with their peeps. But EVERYBODY is welcome. We specialize in engineering and science - but *all* are welcome at the "other" library on campus!
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A great place to study alone or work together - group study rooms, computers, wireless, printers, scanners, and printers. Plus great library staff!

Operating as usual

City Nature Challenge is coming April 30-May 3!The Pioneer Valley is once again participating in the international City ...
04/20/2021

City Nature Challenge is coming April 30-May 3!

The Pioneer Valley is once again participating in the international City Nature Challenge bioblitz! Use the iNaturalist app to participate in this global contribution to ecological data and help complete the picture of what's living all around us.

Not familiar with iNaturalist? Sign up for workshops with science librarian Melanie Radik:
iNaturalist for Community and Citizen Science - Thursday, April 29, 11am-12pm
Wildlife Species Identification with iNaturalist - Tuesday, May 4, 11am-12pm
https://libcal.library.umass.edu/calendar/events

City Nature Challenge is coming April 30-May 3!

The Pioneer Valley is once again participating in the international City Nature Challenge bioblitz! Use the iNaturalist app to participate in this global contribution to ecological data and help complete the picture of what's living all around us.

Not familiar with iNaturalist? Sign up for workshops with science librarian Melanie Radik:
iNaturalist for Community and Citizen Science - Thursday, April 29, 11am-12pm
Wildlife Species Identification with iNaturalist - Tuesday, May 4, 11am-12pm
https://libcal.library.umass.edu/calendar/events

Starting today (Monday, April 5), students can book study spaces at the Science & Engineering Library!
04/05/2021

Starting today (Monday, April 5), students can book study spaces at the Science & Engineering Library!

Today, the Libraries are once again opening our doors to students on a limited basis. This is a reminder that:
• The Libraries' hours of operation will remain 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for the remainder of the spring semester.
• Study spaces are opening for student use by appointment only.
• Special Collections and University Archives continues to accept patrons to use their space by appointment only.
• The Digital Media Lab is not yet open for campus use.
• The Libraries offer other onsite services, including contactless pickup of materials and 3D prints by appointment and self-service printing on the first floor of Lederle Lowrise outside the Science & Engineering Library.

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.library.umass.edu/

Time to witness nature! W. E. B. Du Bois LIbrary Falcon Cam is LIVE!
03/25/2021

Time to witness nature! W. E. B. Du Bois LIbrary Falcon Cam is LIVE!

Decided to get our own streaming service.

Falcon Cam Livestream: https://youtu.be/QLVn6X25wz0

To celebrate Spring and planting season, PTRC Librarian Paulina created a 2-volume patent coloring book set called Histo...
03/22/2021
"History of Agriculture and Gardening Volume 1" by Paulina Borrego

To celebrate Spring and planting season, PTRC Librarian Paulina created a 2-volume patent coloring book set called History of Agriculture and Gardening. Check them out: https://works.bepress.com/paulina_borrego/61/ and https://works.bepress.com/paulina_borrego/62/

Coloring book containing a selected page from different U.S. patents or patent applications pertaining to the theme of the history of agriculture and gardening.

03/08/2021

It’s #InternationalWomensDay – here’s a set of cards featuring 100 incredible #WomenInChemistry 👩‍🔬👩🏻‍🔬👩🏽‍🔬👩🏾‍🔬 View the full set here: bit.ly/WomenInChem2021 #IWD #IWD2021

Topics for workshops this week include citation managers (Medeley & Zotero, plus migrating from RefWorks), open access/p...
03/08/2021

Topics for workshops this week include citation managers (Medeley & Zotero, plus migrating from RefWorks), open access/peer review/predatory publishing, literature reviews, sharing & promoting your research, and interlibrary loan.
Registration link: https://libcal.library.umass.edu/calendar/events?cid=11929&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=11929&ct=51528&inc=0

Topics for workshops this week include citation managers (Medeley & Zotero, plus migrating from RefWorks), open access/peer review/predatory publishing, literature reviews, sharing & promoting your research, and interlibrary loan.
Registration link: https://libcal.library.umass.edu/calendar/events?cid=11929&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=11929&ct=51528&inc=0

The Science and Engineering Library celebrates the art and science of visual storytelling, conveying meaning through pic...
03/08/2021

The Science and Engineering Library celebrates the art and science of visual storytelling, conveying meaning through pictures, figures, diagrams, graphs, maps, and other forms of data visualization. This exhibit includes six stories that visualize data in beautiful and compelling ways and offers primers and best practices for managing data and designing data stories. The physical exhibit will be available to patrons by appointment only.
Virtual Exhibit available here: https://sway.office.com/279W4HxAowr8Iisr

The Science and Engineering Library celebrates the art and science of visual storytelling, conveying meaning through pictures, figures, diagrams, graphs, maps, and other forms of data visualization. This exhibit includes six stories that visualize data in beautiful and compelling ways and offers primers and best practices for managing data and designing data stories. The physical exhibit will be available to patrons by appointment only.
Virtual Exhibit available here: https://sway.office.com/279W4HxAowr8Iisr

Photos from UMass Amherst Libraries's post
02/23/2021

Photos from UMass Amherst Libraries's post

02/05/2021

In case you missed yesterday's announcement with the Museum of Science, Boston, the Podokesaurus holyokensis won our state dinosaur poll with over 60% of the 35,000 votes cast.

Special thank you Katharina Holzinger of Paleontologists and their Prehistoric Pets for this beautiful artwork of Dr. Mignon Talbot (Mount Holyoke College) and her discovery, the Podokesaurus holyokensis.

#mapoli #mastatedino

The 2021 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) meeting is virtual this year and anyone can register...
02/04/2021
Welcome to the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

The 2021 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) meeting is virtual this year and anyone can register for a FREE Public Event Passport to attend some of the sessions & workshops, including "Journals, Journals Everywhere, But We Should Stop and Think" on Wednesday, Feb 10 at Noon - our own SEL librarian Melanie Radik is one of the presenters!
Registration Link: https://purchase.aaas.org/order/549/1

Have you voted yet for a Massachusetts State Dinosaur? If not, you have until Friday, January 29 to vote in the poll fro...
01/27/2021
Vote on Massachusetts' State Dinosaur

Have you voted yet for a Massachusetts State Dinosaur? If not, you have until Friday, January 29 to vote in the poll from Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis!

www.tinyurl.com/MAStateDinosaur

Later this month, I will file legislation to designate an official "State Dinosaur" and I need your help! Twelve states have already designated an official "State Dinosaur," and with your help, maybe Massachusetts will be next. The dinosaurs up for consideration are Podokesaurus holyokensis and Anch...

Compound Interest makes colorful & interesting infographics explaining chemistry. Here's a link to their Chemistry Adven...
12/07/2020

Compound Interest makes colorful & interesting infographics explaining chemistry. Here's a link to their Chemistry Advent series. Happy Holidays to all!

I'm not doing a new #ChemAdvent this year... BUT I *have* updated the old Christmas chemistry one, so you can enjoy some Christmas #ChemAtHome highlights!

You can download and print the full set here: bit.ly/chemadvent2020

11/30/2020
UMass Amherst Libraries

Don't forget to check out the Libraries Instagram page each day this week for the chance to win a button set! https://www.instagram.com/umassamherstlibraries/

Happy last day of classes! For Finals Fun, the UMass Amherst Libraries are doing a button giveaway for UMass Amherst students. Starting on Friday, November 27, the first day of Finals Fun, you can win a prize pack of buttons from the Libraries. Follow the Libraries on Instagram, and check each day during finals (November 27-December 4, excluding Saturdays and Sundays) for a question post about how you study. Leave a comment on the post with your answer by 4:00 p.m. EST that day, and you will be entered in the giveaway. 1 random winner will be selected each day at 4:30 p.m. and notified via Direct Message on Instagram. Participants must be current UMass Amherst students to be eligible, and winners will be required to provide their UMass Amherst email and an accurate shipping address to the Libraries so the buttons can be mailed to them (the Libraries will be responsible for shipping costs). This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
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Transcript:
https://bit.ly/35SGZZL

Music:
"Recess," by TrackTribe, YouTube Audio Library

11/20/2020
UMass Amherst Libraries

Finals Fun is coming!!

Happy last day of classes! For Finals Fun, the UMass Amherst Libraries are doing a button giveaway for UMass Amherst students. Starting on Friday, November 27, the first day of Finals Fun, you can win a prize pack of buttons from the Libraries. Follow the Libraries on Instagram, and check each day during finals (November 27-December 4, excluding Saturdays and Sundays) for a question post about how you study. Leave a comment on the post with your answer by 4:00 p.m. EST that day, and you will be entered in the giveaway. 1 random winner will be selected each day at 4:30 p.m. and notified via Direct Message on Instagram. Participants must be current UMass Amherst students to be eligible, and winners will be required to provide their UMass Amherst email and an accurate shipping address to the Libraries so the buttons can be mailed to them (the Libraries will be responsible for shipping costs). This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
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Transcript:
https://bit.ly/35SGZZL

Music:
"Recess," by TrackTribe, YouTube Audio Library

Do you agree with the results for your home state?
11/18/2020
The Most Popular Thanksgiving Side In Every State - Zippia

Do you agree with the results for your home state?

Thanksgiving is one of only 10 federal holidays in the US. While some workers work holidays, the majority of workers can be thankful on Thanksgiving for a nice meal with their meals. This year, many businesses have announced they will not start Black Friday on Thursday- freeing more workers to enjoy...

To celebrate bird migration season, Paulina collaborated with Dr. Scott D. Fitzgerald, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomat American Col...
11/16/2020

To celebrate bird migration season, Paulina collaborated with Dr. Scott D. Fitzgerald, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomat American College of Veterinary Pathologists from the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Lansing, MI, to create this "For the Birds" patent coloring book. Download your copy here: https://works.bepress.com/paulina_borrego/56/

11/09/2020
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College of Nursing 2020 Fall Seminar Series: Dr. Allison Vorderstrasse - Tuesday, November 10 at 12pm
https://www.umass.edu/nursing/news-events/events/college-nursing-2020-fall-seminar-series-dr-allison-vorderstrasse

Dr. Vorderstrasse will speak on "Behavioral Intervention Research in Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management Support: Trials, Tribulations, and Negative Results". She will discuss results, issues, and methodological concerns from two large behavioral trials in Diabetes and Heart Disease self-management and prevention. Questions that will be addressed include: Are RCTs appropriate in behavioral research and technology-based interventions? Do control groups that insist on 'equal attention' affect outcomes and approaches moving forward? What designs are best for behavioral research?

UMass Amherst Libraries
10/29/2020

UMass Amherst Libraries

Happy International Cat Day! Here are some of our staff members' cats working remotely.

UMass Amherst Libraries
10/23/2020

UMass Amherst Libraries

Happy Mole Day from the UMass Amherst Libraries! Mole Day is a science holiday that celebrates Avogadro's Number, 6.02 x 10^23. Want to learn more about moles and chemistry? Melanie Radik at the Science & Engineering Library, UMass Amherst is our chemistry librarian liaison, and can connect you to the expertise and resources available in the Libraries.

Link: https://www.library.umass.edu/about-the-libraries/liaisons/

Tuesday, October 20, 2:30-3:45pmUMass ECE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Seminar"My Experiences and Challenges i...
10/19/2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2:30-3:45pm
UMass ECE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Seminar
"My Experiences and Challenges in Pursuing an
Engineering PhD Degree" by Dr. Sandra Cruz-Pol

Abstract: In this talk I will share my personal career path and how it has allowed me to make some difference in the world. I will talk about some of the challenges of pursuing a doctorate degree (specially while being a Hispanic woman raising two little girls) and offer tips on how to deal with them. My experiences and adventures serving US agencies and other entities at national and international levels, as well as in the Academia, research and outreach activities, will be briefly presented. I hope that some of my experiences help you embark your own professional life path.

Monday, October 19, 11:15am-12:30pm"Aluminum Scandium Nitride Microdevices for Next Generation Nonvolatile Memory and Mi...
10/15/2020

Monday, October 19, 11:15am-12:30pm
"Aluminum Scandium Nitride Microdevices for Next Generation Nonvolatile Memory and Microelectromechanical Systems" by Prof. Troy Olsson

Abstract: Aluminum Nitride (AlN) is a well-established thin film piezoelectric material. AlN bulk acoustic wave (BAW) radio frequency (RF) filters were one of the key innovations that enabled the 3G and 4G smart phone revolution. Recently, the substitutional doping of scandium (Sc) for aluminum (Al) to form aluminum scandium nitride (AlScN) has been studied to significantly enhance the piezoelectric properties and to introduce ferroelectric properties into AlN based material systems. The properties achieved have profound implications for the performance of future 5G and 6G RF filters, piezoelectric sensors, piezoelectric energy harvesters, and for scaling the bit density of ferroelectric nonvolatile memories. This talk will present on the synthesis of highly Sc doped AlScN materials of the thickness and quality needed for applications in memory and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The material properties achieved will be reported and placed in the context of device specific figures-of-merit and competing material systems. Ferroelectric and electromechanical devices that utilize the unique properties of AlScN to achieve state-of-the-art (SOA) performance will be shown.

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Science & Engineering Library, Lederle Graduate Research Center Low-Rise Rm A273, 740 N Pleasant St, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
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We specialize in engineering and science information, but *everyone* is welcome here, the Other Library, “one of the best-kept secrets” on campus! A great place to work alone or together - group study rooms, computers, wireless, printers, scanners, and printers. Plus great library staff!

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