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Updated Engineering Reading Room & Office Hours

For the Case community, I will be posting announcements and my office hours on my blog.

See the Engineering Reading Room web site for updates as they occur. You may also subscribe to a RSS feed that contains only information related to the Engineering Reading Room.



Engineering Librarian Office Hours (Nord Hall 510) - Week of May 8th
  • May 8 (Monday): 8am - Noon
  • May 9 (Tuesday): 8am - 11am
  • May 10 (Wednesday): 8am - 4pm
  • May 11 (Thursday): None Scheduled
  • May 12 (Friday): Noon - 4pm
* Hours subject to change so watch web site or RSS feed .
* Appointments available for other times, see web site for contact information.


Engineering Reading Room (Nord Hall 508)
  • Open 24x7
  • Includes computer for searching library resources
  • Cuurent journal issues for your viewing pleasure
  • Comfortable furniture available on 5th floor of Nord Hall

Research ShowCASE

On April 5 and 6, 2006, hundreds of scientists and scholars will come together for two days of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. From real-world applications to critical insights to creative and intellectual activities, Research ShowCASE highlights the full range of faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research at Case.

The Kelvin Smith Library will be well represented as well. Stop by Booth #262 to learn more about the Engineering Reading Room, Freedman Center, and the Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data (CSGD). Linda Canatara (Head of Digital Library Initiatives & Metadata) in Booth #258 will be presenting ETANA-DL: An Archaeological Digital Library and the Semantic Web.

Engineering Reading Room & Office Hours - RSS Feed

For the Case community, I will be posting announcements and my office hours on my blog.

See the Engineering Reading Room web site for updates as they occur. You may also subscribe to a RSS feed that contains only information related to the Engineering Reading Room.

*Hours subject to change so watch web site or RSS feed .
*Appointments available for other times, see web site for contact information.



Engineering Reading Room (Nord Hall 508)
  • Open 24x7
  • Includes computer for searching library resources
  • Journals have just started to arrive, so watch for updates
  • Confortable furniture available on 5th floor of Nord Hall

Changes in Scientific Academic Libraries

Chemical & Engineering News (October 10, 2005, v.83:11, pp.52-53) highlighted the major issues facing academic chemistry libraries in an article called The 21st-Century Chemistry Library. The developments discussed, such as digital media, usage of storage facilties, competition for space on academic campuses, cost of scientific publications, etc. are issues relevant to all scientific libraries, and libraries in general.

Many of the services and resources discussed in the article are available to the Case community: laptops for circulation within KSL, collections in a storage facility close to campus, electronic journals and books, and an Engineering librarian available in the Case School of Engineering.

Engineering Reading Room & 125th Anniversary Celebration

If you are participating in the 125th Anniversary Celebration on October 15th during the Homecoming & Alumni Weekend activities, stop by and see the Engineering Reading Room in Nord Hall 507/508. I will be there from 11am-5pm telling people about the new services that the Kelvin Smith Library is offering to the engineering, mathematics, and statistics students.

Engineering Reading Room Update

As the new journal issues start arriving, the current issues of select titles will begin to appear in the new Engineering Reading Room (Nord Hall 508). See the Engineering Reading Room web page for a complete list of titles.

4 New Journal Titles Ordered for Reading Room

The Kelvin Smith Library has order 4 "popular science" journal titles to be included in the Engineering Reading Room. The subscriptions are expected to start by November.

  • Discover

  • Popular Science

  • Science News

  • Scientific American

In the mean time, check the Library Catalog to see what other locations carry these titles.