We have some one-time money to buy books before March 1, 2012. This is not money that can be used for journal subscriptions. I would like your help with selecting books on topics that reinforce or supplement what you are teaching your undergraduate students.
I would also like to select some books that will have significance to future researchers, engineers and computer scientists as they look back on what is being developed now. Dr. Peters has introduced me to the fourteen Grand Challenges for engineering; we can use those topics also.
Please send your book suggestions to me.
With much appreciation for helping me select books for you and for our students.
Engineering and Computing Library Liaison
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The results are in!
In the last newsletter we asked about your use of ebooks. The results are listed below.
for pleasure reading 31%
for research 0%
for both 23%
not at all 46%
Thanks to everyone who participated in our poll.