The branch library at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is less than a year old, but it is already making a difference for automotive engineering students and faculty in Greenville. It has also already won a competition hosted by SAE International.
The newest Clemson Libraries branch recently won the SAE Mobilus Discovery Contest, which was a competition designed to promote the use of the SAE Mobilus database, one of the many online resources that Clemson Libraries provides access to for students, faculty and staff.
Students could earn points for completing a variety of tasks, from simply logging into the database, to downloading articles, to finding special trivia Easter eggs hidden throughout the website. Clemson’s automotive engineering students earned the most points of any library in the contest, beating out schools such as Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon University. Library specialist Sarah Fisher, who manages the operations of the branch, received the All-Star Librarian Award, for her work to promote the use of the database, and automotive engineering graduate student Chirag Mutha was recognized as the individual student winner for earning the most points.
The new CU-ICAR Library is located on the fourth floor of the Campbell Graduate Engineering Center.