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Scientific Communication

Welcome to the EES 695 Course Guide.  Here you will find a variety of resources to help your with your research.  Be sure to reach out to a librarian if you need assistance with your research.


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UK Science & Engineering Library

UK Science & Engineering Library

Building Hours 8 AM to 4:30 PM M-F

Desk Hours: 9 Am to 4:30 PM M-F

Library Front Desk 7-0121

Please Note: Group Study Rooms at UK Libraries are  closed until further notice.

Masks Required in UK Libraries

SEL Reference Librarians:

Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy,  STEM Instruction Librarian 7--8343

Jan Carver, Chemistry Librarian - 7- 4074

Valerie Perry, Biology Librarian, Interim Head of SEL 8-4841

Susan K. Smith, Engineering and Interim Earth & Environmental Science Librarian 7-7176


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About Your Librarians

Hi, I'm Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, the STEM Instruction Librarian at the University of Kentucky.

In this role I support students and faculty in the College of Engineering and in the science programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. I'm passionate about critical thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and design thinking. Prior to becoming a librarian, I worked in IT and in the technology sector in Silicon Valley.

I look forward to working with your on projects and research so please don't hesitate to contact me at or set-up an appointment on Zoom!

I serve faculty, staff and students in the departments of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics, and Statistics. My library background consists of a university medical library, NASA information center, BWI (children’s book wholesaler), Lexmark, the University of Kentucky Chemistry/Physics Library and now Science and Engineering Library at the University of Kentucky.  All of this to say my past involves searching for information in a vast array of subjects and for people from a number of backgrounds.  Feel free to contact me with any of your information needs.  You can email me or

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About Your Librarian

Hi, I'm Sue Smith the engineering librarian at the  University of Kentucky... Most of my career has been spent in corporate research libraries such as Texaco Inc.. (headquarters),,National Steel Corporation, PolyOne, and other corporations.. As a result. I have a great deal of experience working with a wide variety of engineers from petroleum exploration engineers to polymer scientists and finding answers to some very difficult and sometimes unusual questions..  

My subject specialties are:

  • Engineering information
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences Information
  • Standards & Specifications Information
  • Information Literacy 
  • Critical Thinking

I'm  available to meet with you via Zoom to help with your project.


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Jan Carver
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