Science & Engineering Information Center
Located on the second floor of the Silverman Library in Capen Hall on UB’s North campus, the Science & Engineering Information Center (SEIC) is a bright, light-filled, interactive space. On any given day, students flock here to read, study, work on group projects, browse new books and technical reports, and interact with library staff. Additional power sources, installed during the summer, make it easier than ever to charge laptops and other electronic devices, and the area near the wall of windows is the perfect location for workshops and seminars offered by subject librarians.
Integrating library research skills into classroom, laboratory and field experiences directly translates into professional success for our students and faculty. Dustin Muscato, a 2013 graduate of UB’s electrical engineering program, places a high value on the subject expertise provided by engineering librarian Nancy Schiller. “Nancy knows how to find pretty much anything,” says Dustin. “The absolute truth is that the quality of my work, because of Nancy’s assistance, was significantly enhanced. The projects Nancy assisted me in locating information for – whether books or journals to study, or specifications and standards I needed during my design process – were given rave reviews by professionals in my field as being of the highest quality.”
The University Libraries still have much work to do to make the Science & Engineering Information Center match our vision, but we are committed to accomplishing our goal. Your assistance will enable us to further renovate this space and incorporate state-of-the-art technologies, including a 3-D visualization lab, providing the next generation of UB students and faculty a competitive advantage in research and the job market.