Sarah E Lester

Engineering Librarian for Outreach, Instruction and Electronic Resources

I am the liaison for the Computer Science, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments.  I collect materials and provide research support for these departments and their related labs and research groups, in addition I maintain the library's collection of industry standards.  I provide instruction support for PWR courses and teach workshops on various topics at the Engineering Library. 

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 2SB Winter 2014 Writing 'Science': Fact, Fiction, and Everything Between Brawn, S.
ENGR 202W Autumn, Winter, Spring ENGR 202W: Technical writing Harrison, K
MATSCI-81N Fall MATSCI 81N: Bioengineering materials to heal the body Heilshorn, S.
ENGR 102M Spring 2013 Technical/Professional Writing for Mechanical Engineers McDevitt, M.
CEE 178/276 Fall 2015 CEE 178/276 Human exposure analysis Kopperud, R.
PWR 2RC Winter 2017 Red Pill or Blue Pill? : The Rhetoric of Drugs Carpenter, R
PWR1 GNV Winter 2014 Rhetoric of bioethics and biopolitics Varsava ,N
PWR 1TS Fall 2014 White Mice and White Coats: The Rhetoric of Biomedical Science Stan, T.
PWR 1 D Summer 2015 Writing Well: An Introduction to College Writing Carpenter, R.
PWR 1TS Fall 2015 Rhetoric of the Experiment Stan, T.
PWR 1MO Winter 2017 Imagining Technology: The Rhetoric of Humans and Machines Formato, M.
PWR1 TSA Spring 2016 Rhetoric of Innovation Stan, T.
Automotive engineering Automotive engineering
Airfoil Data Aeronautics and astronautics
Aircraft Materials and Avionics Aeronautics and astronautics
Aeronautics and Astronautics Aeronautics and astronautics
AIAA Papers Aeronautics and astronautics
Electrical Engineering (EE) Electrical engineering
Concrete and cement Civil engineering
Earthquake resources for civil engineers Civil engineering
Civil engineering resources Civil engineering
Environmental engineering resources Environmental engineeringEnvironmental studies
Materials science and engineering resources Materials science and engineering
Geothermal engineering resources Energy resource engineeringEnvironmental engineering
Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) Management science and engineering
Green building resources Civil engineeringEnvironmental engineering
Nano ChemistryNanoscience and nanotechnologyChemical engineeringMaterials science and engineering
Working Papers, Technical Reports, Case Studies Management science and engineering
Patents ChemistryEngineering
Physical properties of materials Materials science and engineeringMechanical designMechanical engineering
Bioengineering Bioengineering
Water and wastewater resources Earth systemsEnvironmental engineering
Medical device design and regulation BioengineeringMaterials science and engineeringMechanical designMedicine and health
Science and engineering technical reports Engineering
Commercial product information Industrial engineeringManagement science and engineering
Computer science Computer science
Grants and funding for science & engineering Aquatic studiesBiologyChemistryEarth sciencesEngineeringEnvironmental studiesMathematics and statisticsPhysics and astronomy
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical designMechanical engineering
Standards Engineering
Architectural construction and design ArchitectureCivil engineering
Entrepreneurship Resources Computer industryBioengineeringManagement science and engineeringEconomics and business
Putting content on e-readers Digital collections
Leland Scholars Program BiologyChemistryEnvironmental studiesPhysics and astronomy
Software Help for Engineers Computers and computingComputer scienceSoftwareEngineeringMathematics and statistics
Statistical Analysis Resources EngineeringMathematics and statistics
Expanding engineering limits - culture, diversity, and gender EngineeringSociologyFeminist studies

Education 

  • MLIS, University of Washington, 2006
  • BA, Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College, 1994

Selected Publications 

Lester, S. (presenter), “The End User Experience;” Springer E-book Summit, San Diego, CA, January 7, 2011

Lester, S. (presenter), “Stanford Engineering Library —Envisioning an Evolving Facility;” American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division, June 22, 2010

Lester, S. (2009).  Using Serendipity to Navigate the Stacks. Ambidextrous, 11, 10-12.