Zac Painter

Engineering Librarian, Research and Teaching Support

I support research and teaching practices for the Engineering Library, and more broadly the University Libraries. I am currently most active in instruction for information literacy through programs like PWR, and basic research computing skills through programs like the Carpentries. I am the acting library liaison for most of the School of Engineering; specifically the departments of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Bioengineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. 

Course number Term Guide Instructor
UAR 43 Fall 2018 Leland Scholars Program
Automotive engineering Automotive engineering
Aircraft materials and avionics Aeronautics and astronautics
Aeronautics and astronautics Aeronautics and astronautics
Electrical engineering 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
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 industryManagement science and engineeringEconomics and business
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


  • MSLS Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • BS History - Secondary Education, Appalachian State University, 2011

Professional activities 

Treasurer, Special Libraries Association - Engineering Division

Archivist, American Society for Engineering Education - Engineering Libraries Division

Assistant Archivist, International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology

Certified Instructor, The Carpentries

Professional Reviewer, Journal of eScience Librarianship