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Catching Their Attention! Using Nonformal Information Sources To Captivate And Motivate Undergraduates During Library Sessions, Jacqueline Howell Nash Oct 2017

Catching Their Attention! Using Nonformal Information Sources To Captivate And Motivate Undergraduates During Library Sessions, Jacqueline Howell Nash

Charleston Library Conference

Students at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica are required to complete a course on research and writing for academic purposes. Students are scheduled to visit the library for a hands-on session in the library’s computer laboratory. How can we motivate them to acquire the research skills required in academia? We must first capture their immediate attention and then encourage their academic curiosity. How can we stimulate them to become information detectives? What are the nonacademic sources of information that have impacted the lives of Caribbean students prior to arrival at university? It wasn’t the journals ...


Improving Student Success: Arkansas State’S Partnership With Credo And Regional High Schools, Jeff Bailey, April Sheppard, Ian Singer Oct 2017

Improving Student Success: Arkansas State’S Partnership With Credo And Regional High Schools, Jeff Bailey, April Sheppard, Ian Singer

Charleston Library Conference

In this “out of the box” session, two librarians from Arkansas State University (A-State) and Credo’s chief content officer discussed their innovative collaboration in which A-State and Credo are working together to bring information literacy resources and instruction to local high schools in support of college readiness.

The session covered several issues, including how the library engaged and garnered administrative support, the challenges in establishing meaningful partnerships with local high schools, and developing and tracking the right metrics to validate progress. Topics of discussion included ways in which the library is working to do more to enhance its strategic ...


Post-Acquisition Management And The Issue Of Inaccessibility, Beth Caruso Oct 2017

Post-Acquisition Management And The Issue Of Inaccessibility, Beth Caruso

Charleston Library Conference

Though advocates are calling for publishers to develop born-accessible e-books to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) standards and the EPUB 3.0 measures now backed by the Society for Disability Studies, the realistic timespan for this achievement to become standard practice is far from ideal. To equitably serve users with disabilities, stronger technology and a mindset toward accessibility must become the standard in electronic collections. Librarians are expected to have a strong working knowledge of the library’s collections but receive little training in best practices for assisting patrons with disabilities. We ...


Engineering Libraries Division (Eld) – Asee: An Overview, 2017 Conference Highlights, And Abet Engineering Accreditation Criteria Changes, Margaret Phillips Jul 2017

Engineering Libraries Division (Eld) – Asee: An Overview, 2017 Conference Highlights, And Abet Engineering Accreditation Criteria Changes, Margaret Phillips

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Presenting key activities of the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society of Engineering Education, this presentation was delivered as part of the 2017 ACRL STS Liaisons Online Forum:

Presented by the STS Liaisons Committee: STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Our liaisons have the important role of helping to develop connections between librarians and other STEM professionals. We provided an introduction to the STS Liaisons Committee and websites for liaisons information at the start of the forum.

During this free virtual forum, three liaisons ...


Using Backward Design To Create Research Data Management Professional Development For Information Professionals, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Abigail Goben Jul 2017

Using Backward Design To Create Research Data Management Professional Development For Information Professionals, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Abigail Goben

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This poster details the design process that was used to develop the Association of College and Research Libraries “Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work” road show. Starting with the development of learning objectives, and highlighting the multiple assessments that are offered prior to the road show experience, during the road show itself, and follows up the road show at the one month and six month post- show mark. The poster then shows the links between the learning objectives, assessments, and learning activities developed to assist learners to meet the learning objectives.


Integrating Technical Standards Into Design Courses, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul B Mcpherson Jun 2017

Integrating Technical Standards Into Design Courses, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul B Mcpherson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Technical standards (e.g., ASTM, ASME, IEEE) are key resources for engineering and engineering technology students to gain experience with in their undergraduate programs. The importance of standards education for engineers and technologists is expressed in ABET EAC (related to 2016-17 general criteria student outcomes “c”, “h”, and “i”) and ETAC criteria (related to 2016-17 general criteria student outcomes “c” and “f”, MET program criterion “h,” and EET program criterion “a”) and the United States Standards Strategy (USSS). Additionally, employers expect new graduates to be familiar with using and locating standards for their work. The facilitators of this workshop have ...


Information Use In Design: What Should We Be Teaching?, Amy S. Van Epps May 2017

Information Use In Design: What Should We Be Teaching?, Amy S. Van Epps

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Librarians are regularly working to understand how students make decisions around information use to inform the development of more relevant learning activities. The more relevant the activities when students are learning any new skill, the more likely they are to understand the task and incorporate the learning into future design decisions and writing. The need to build connections and understanding is critical in adoption of information literacy. In this study, the researcher analyzed the transcript from an end of semester focus group with students in a design class about their information use during the semester project. The transcript was analyzed ...


Information Literacy In Higher Education: Now More Than Ever, Sharon A. Weiner May 2017

Information Literacy In Higher Education: Now More Than Ever, Sharon A. Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Dr. Weiner will offer an overview of information literacy issues present in society that result from lack of attention to it in educational systems. She will discuss ways to position academic libraries to strengthen librarians’ roles as essential educators, and will provide talking points for making convincing cases for information literacy with faculty and administrators.


More Than A Memory: Exploring Purdue University's History Through Objects, Kristina Bross Apr 2017

More Than A Memory: Exploring Purdue University's History Through Objects, Kristina Bross

Scholarly Publishing Services e-Books

More Than a Memory: Exploring Purdue University's History Through Objects extends a 2014 undergraduate effort, which resulted in the publication Little Else Than a Memory: Purdue Students Search for the Class of 1904. Purdue students in 2016-2017 academic year sought to understand the history of Purdue University and to recover the student experience more than 100 years prior, at the turn of the twentieth century. This research, conducted primarily within Purdue Archives and Special Collections, includes choosing, investigating, and analyzing the material objects those students left behind.


A Pilot “Big Data” Education Module Curriculum For Engineering Graduate Education: Development And Implementation, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Line C. Pouchard Apr 2017

A Pilot “Big Data” Education Module Curriculum For Engineering Graduate Education: Development And Implementation, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Line C. Pouchard

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Projects in engineering higher education increasingly produce data in the volume, variety, velocity, and need for veracity such that the output of the research is considered “Big Data”. While engineering faculty members do conceive of and direct the research producing this data, there may be gaps in faculty members’ knowledge in training graduate and undergraduate research assistants in the practical management of Big Data. The project described in this research paper details the development of a Big Data education module for graduate researchers in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The project has the following objectives: to document and describe current data ...


Realizing Critical Business Information Literacy: Opportunities, Definitions, And Best Practices, Ilana Stonebraker, Caitlan Maxwell, Kenny Garcia, Jessica Jerrit Jan 2017

Realizing Critical Business Information Literacy: Opportunities, Definitions, And Best Practices, Ilana Stonebraker, Caitlan Maxwell, Kenny Garcia, Jessica Jerrit

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

What does it mean to be an ethical businessperson, and how does an ethical businessperson create, locate, organize, and evaluate business information? Critical business information literacy (CBIL) is the application of social justice to business information literacy. This article seeks to define, discuss, and realize CBIL by tracing the literatures of critical librarianship, critical management, and corporate social responsibility. To establish best practices, the authors drew upon applications of CBIL at four institutions of different size, geography, and scale. The intent is to provide spaces and foundations for further CBIL application and discussion.


Patents Information Literacy Engineering Technology Session Materials, Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky Jan 2017

Patents Information Literacy Engineering Technology Session Materials, Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

This file contains the following materials developed to support a patents information literacy session in the mechanical engineering technology undergraduate curricula: pre-class exercise, in-class exercise, lesson plan, and pre/post session assessments.


Beyond The One-Shot: Intensive Workshops As A Platform For Engaging The Library In Digital Humanities., Nicole Kong, Susan Powell Jan 2017

Beyond The One-Shot: Intensive Workshops As A Platform For Engaging The Library In Digital Humanities., Nicole Kong, Susan Powell

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This article explores how librarian participation as instructors in week-long intensive classes—a common workshop format in Digital Humanities (DH)—can advance a variety of library objectives, while also uniquely supporting the DH community. Intensive workshops fall between the one-shot session and credit course formats more commonly found in library instruction. Drawing on case studies from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instruction at DH institutes at the University of California Berkeley and Purdue University, the authors explore the origins of librarian involvement, course topics, pedagogy, and library services. Based on their instruction experiences in the DH summer institutes and student surveys ...


Toward A Unified Theory Of Business Information, Hal P. Kirkwood Jr Jan 2017

Toward A Unified Theory Of Business Information, Hal P. Kirkwood Jr

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This article analyses and discusses concepts of business information, with a view to developing a unified theory of business information to help underpin professional information work.


Standards Resources For Engineering And Technology, Margaret Phillips, Sarah Huber Jan 2017

Standards Resources For Engineering And Technology, Margaret Phillips, Sarah Huber

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This webliography is a selective compilation of the following: major standards bodies that create or approve standards frequently used by engineers and technologists, standards database aggregators, web sites that provide free or low cost, full-text access to standards, and standards education resources. Only major standards bodies that operate in the U.S. or on an international level are incorporated, excluding non-U.S. national and regional bodies that create or coordinate standards activities in other countries. The standards education resources listed are appropriate for university-level students. All of the resources included are English language web sites. Additionally, all of the resources ...


Patent Information Use In Engineering Technology Design: An Analysis Of Student Work, Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky Jan 2017

Patent Information Use In Engineering Technology Design: An Analysis Of Student Work, Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

How might engineering technology students make use of patent information in the engineering design process? Librarians analyzed team project reports and personal reflections created by students in an undergraduate mechanical engineering technology design course, revealing that the students used patents to consider the patentability of their ideas, to explore the state of the art in given areas of technology, and to inspire creative problem solving. These results have implications for future patent-related instruction and for conducting information literacy outreach to engineering and engineering technology departments.


Integrating Data Information Literacy Into A Service- Learning Engineering Design Course, Margaret Phillips, Mohammad Jahanshahi Jan 2017

Integrating Data Information Literacy Into A Service- Learning Engineering Design Course, Margaret Phillips, Mohammad Jahanshahi

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Over the past several years increasing emphasis has been placed on the development of data information literacy (DIL) skills for engineering researchers to comply with funding requirements and to facilitate data sharing, reuse, and preservation. These efforts have been largely aimed at faculty members and graduate students, and to some extent undergraduate students in preparation for their roles as future researchers. However, little attention has been directed at developing DIL skills in undergraduate engineering students engaged in non-research activities, such as service-learning design projects that integrate instruction and community service. This work-in-progress paper reports on using service-learning pedagogy to integrate ...