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Student Information Use And Decision-Making In Innovation Competitions And The Impact Of Librarian Interventions, Heather A. Howard, Dave Zwicky Nov 2019

Student Information Use And Decision-Making In Innovation Competitions And The Impact Of Librarian Interventions, Heather A. Howard, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

At a large Midwestern university, librarians work closely with an annual undergraduate agricultural innovation competition to guide students through the process of conducting market research and assessing patentability. In 2018, the authors conducted an exploratory study using focus groups of students who had participated in that year’s competition in order to learn how students find and use information in a competition setting, to evaluate the impact of library support on the students’ success, and inform further assessment activities. Results showed that students used information from the library and from their own research, notably seeking out first-hand expertise, to practice ...


Mapping Industry Standards And Integration Opportunities In Business Management Curricula, Margaret Phillips, Heather Howard, Alyson Vaaler, David E. Hubbard Jul 2019

Mapping Industry Standards And Integration Opportunities In Business Management Curricula, Margaret Phillips, Heather Howard, Alyson Vaaler, David E. Hubbard

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Industry standards have a significant impact on business as a means to eliminate waste, reduce costs, market products (e.g., for quality, safety, interoperability) and lessen liability (Thompson, 2011). Consequently, an understanding and the ability to use standards, agreed upon practices among interested or vested parties, is a critical workplace competency for those engaged in business and industry. To have a workforce competent in the use of standards, higher education curricula must be developed to integrate standards education at appropriate points within the curriculum. Despite the importance of standards, they are not universally integrated into the college and university curricula ...


Patents & Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky Apr 2019

Patents & Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Supplemental Materials

The ACRL Framework is an attempt to define information literacy using six threshold concepts. Patents could be a vehicle for addressing those concepts with STEM audiences.


Thoughts On Patents And Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky Mar 2019

Thoughts On Patents And Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Patents are an under-used information source, in part because of an often-narrow focus by patent librarians on the tools and techniques of patentability searching. This approach can ignore a range of potential applications of patent information, using patents in their contexts as technical, design, historical, legal, and commercial documents. This paper suggests the adoption of a flexible approach, viewing patents and patent information in the greater context of information literacy, including that of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, more commonly known as the ACRL Framework.


Integrating Technical Standards Into Et Curricula To Meet Abet Standards And Industry Needs, Paul B Mcpherson, Margaret Phillips, Kyle Reiter Jan 2019

Integrating Technical Standards Into Et Curricula To Meet Abet Standards And Industry Needs, Paul B Mcpherson, Margaret Phillips, Kyle Reiter

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

With technical standards affecting nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from computers to the components and materials used in car engines, it is critical that undergraduate students are educated on the importance of standards and provided with opportunities to locate and apply relevant technical standards to real world situations. In addition, with ABET accreditation requiring students to have a “basic understanding and familiarity with,” and experience “using” codes and standards, faculty need to consider how such material can be naturally integrated into the curriculum.

At Purdue University, education about codes and standards has been integrated into the mechanical engineering ...


The Value Of Standards For Teaching, Research, And Facilities Use At Princeton And Purdue, Anya C. Bartelmann, Margaret Phillips Jan 2019

The Value Of Standards For Teaching, Research, And Facilities Use At Princeton And Purdue, Anya C. Bartelmann, Margaret Phillips

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This PowerPoint presentation was delivered as part of the 2019 ASME Library Advisory Board Annual Meeting.


Industry Standards For Everyone: Demystifying Technical Standards, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul B Mcpherson Jun 2018

Industry Standards For Everyone: Demystifying Technical Standards, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul B Mcpherson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This PowerPoint presentation was delivered as part of a workshop titled Industry Standards for Everyone: Demystifying Technical Standards at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) annual conference in Baltimore, MD in June 2018. Additional materials from the workshop can be located here: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/NIST_standards (see the "standards workshop materials" tab).


Investigating The Information Habits And Needs Of Practicing Engineers And University Students, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Kristin Petersheim, Laura Turner, Jing Lu Jun 2018

Investigating The Information Habits And Needs Of Practicing Engineers And University Students, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Kristin Petersheim, Laura Turner, Jing Lu

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation was delivered at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) annual conference in Baltimore, MD in June 2018. Initial findings of a research project to investigate the information habits and needs of practicing engineers and undergraduate engineering and engineering technology students are shared.


How Do Professional Engineers Use Information Compared To Undergraduates, And How Can Libraries Prepare Students And Support Engineers For Future Success?, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Kristin Petersheim, Laura Turner, Jing Lu Jun 2018

How Do Professional Engineers Use Information Compared To Undergraduates, And How Can Libraries Prepare Students And Support Engineers For Future Success?, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Kristin Petersheim, Laura Turner, Jing Lu

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Librarians at Purdue University seek to develop engineering graduates who are effective information users. Similarly, information specialists at Caterpillar Inc. are concerned with how well new hires are prepared for the information landscape at work as practicing engineers. Librarians from Purdue University and Caterpillar partnered to create and disseminate a survey to compare how students and practicing engineers seek and use information in the research process. Within a framework that asked survey participants to think about information use in a recently completed project, responses highlighted several gaps in information literacy training, including the use of external standards and internal document ...


Information Literacy In The Disciplinary Classroom: Three Views, Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl May 2018

Information Literacy In The Disciplinary Classroom: Three Views, Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Purdue University Libraries partner with other units on campus to provide Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), an initiative to redesign undergraduate courses to enhance student learning. Librarians involved with IMPACT collaborate with instructors to redesign courses while also seeking opportunities to integrate information literacy (IL) into course curricula in ways that support disciplinary learning. The Libraries conducted three research studies exploring aspects related to teacher, student and librarian stakeholders of the IMPACT program. The research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine: 1) teachers’ views of IL in active learning environments, 2) students’ motivation and performance related ...


Standards Are Everywhere: A Freely Available Introductory Online Educational Program On Standardization For Product Development, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul B Mcpherson May 2018

Standards Are Everywhere: A Freely Available Introductory Online Educational Program On Standardization For Product Development, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul B Mcpherson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The collaboration between the Purdue Libraries and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute on standards education goes back to the 1980’s.[i] With a shared goal of preparing students for success after graduation, the Libraries and (then) Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) devised activities and instruction to show students that they will need to be able to find information ‘beyond the textbook’ to solve the problems they will face in the workplace. They will need specific information that relates to their particular circumstance, whether it is a material property, production technique, or an industry standard.

In recent years, the Libraries ...


Effective Methods Of Engineering Information Literacy: Initial Steps Of A Systematic Literature Review And Observations About The Literature, Margaret Phillips, Amy Van Epps, Nastasha Johnson, Dave Zwicky Jan 2018

Effective Methods Of Engineering Information Literacy: Initial Steps Of A Systematic Literature Review And Observations About The Literature, Margaret Phillips, Amy Van Epps, Nastasha Johnson, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Background – There is a body of information literacy (IL) literature applied to undergraduate engineering students, much of which discusses different methods for teaching, such as classes/one-shots, online tutorials, gaming, and other interventions. It is important for librarians to know which methods of teaching engineering information literacy (EIL) are most effective for student learning, in order to make efficient and effective use of student and librarian time.

Purpose/Hypothesis – The authors reviewed the existing literature to find indications of the most effective methods for teaching and/or integrating EIL, both in face-to-face and online instruction.

Design/Method – The authors have ...


Information Literacy In Engineering Technology Education: A Case Study, Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky Jan 2018

Information Literacy In Engineering Technology Education: A Case Study, Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Information literacy is a vital component of engineering and engineering technology programs, as evidenced by its alignment with the engineering design process, and as required by ABET, the body that accredits all engineering and many engineering technology undergraduate programs. However, information literacy in engineering technology and applied engineering curricula is understudied when compared with information literacy in engineering programs. This paper describes a case study of information literacy integration into an undergraduate mechanical engineering technology design course, with a focus on patent information and patent searching. Online pre- and post-assessment data for four semesters were analyzed, showing improvements in student ...


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 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.


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 ...


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.


Library-Sponsored Case Competitions: Best Practices And Assessment Of Learning Gains, Ilana Stonebraker Dec 2016

Library-Sponsored Case Competitions: Best Practices And Assessment Of Learning Gains, Ilana Stonebraker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

The Parrish Library Case Competition is an annual library-administered, library-sponsored case competition where teams of undergraduate students compete against one another to make better evidence-based decisions for business problems. This article includes a description the case competition as a resource for other libraries interested in sponsoring similar case competitions as part of their information literacy programs. Students who participated in the case competition saw their learning grow as assessed through questionnaires and focus groups. Students who had not taken an information literacy course perceived their understanding as lower than those who had taken a course.


Developing Teen Health Information Literacy, Sharon A. Weiner, David Walker, Kathryn Dilworth, Lalatendu Acharya, Lisa Kirkham, Bethany Mc, Laura Henzl Nov 2016

Developing Teen Health Information Literacy, Sharon A. Weiner, David Walker, Kathryn Dilworth, Lalatendu Acharya, Lisa Kirkham, Bethany Mc, Laura Henzl

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation discusses a health information literacy project for teens that was a collaboration between librarians and experts in health communications and school administration. They co-developed and co-taught a required high school health course in Spring 2016 using student-centered active learning techniques. The course project was a “Teen Health” website developed by the students.


Shaping Deep Learning Through Rich Engagement With Information, Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl Nov 2016

Shaping Deep Learning Through Rich Engagement With Information, Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

These slides were used in an interactive session at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) conference held in Louisville, KY, November 9-13, 2016. The session focused on instructors applying informed learning design to craft better learning experiences and prepare students for success by providing more guidance about student engagement with information. Drawing from informed learning pedagogic theory, informed learning design provides a framework for developing learning activities that foster learning through intentional engagement with information.


Using Everyday Objects To Engage Students In Standards Education, Margaret Phillips, Paul Mcpherson Oct 2016

Using Everyday Objects To Engage Students In Standards Education, Margaret Phillips, Paul Mcpherson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This paper describes an innovative approach to standards education in an undergraduate mechanical engineering technology design course. The work is focused on making standards appeal to students by using “everyday objects” (e.g. toaster, ladder, grill, etc.) as catalysts to introduce the topic of standards in a way that connects to students’ daily lives. The project involves instructor-librarian collaboration to incorporate information literacy and campus library resources into the standards curricula, so that students not only become familiar with standards resources, but also proficient at searching for and locating the documents. Preliminary results and observations indicate this is an effective ...


Toward Informed Leadership: Teaching Students To Make Better Decisions Using Information, Ilana Stonebraker Jun 2016

Toward Informed Leadership: Teaching Students To Make Better Decisions Using Information, Ilana Stonebraker

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Studies have shown that introducing additional information without context leads to worse decision making. Informed leadership is the purposeful integration of information into decision management. This article reframes information literacy as decision management using elements of evidence-based management. It highlights strategies such as decision awareness, process creation, and decision practice and approaches for purposeful application in the information literacy classroom.


Pilot Data Information Literacy Competencies Matrix Scaffolded Across Undergraduate, Graduate And Data Steward Levels, Megan R. Sapp Nelson May 2016

Pilot Data Information Literacy Competencies Matrix Scaffolded Across Undergraduate, Graduate And Data Steward Levels, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Initial work in identifying data management or data information literacy skills went as far as identifying a list of proposed competencies without further differentiation between those competencies, whether by discipline, complexity, or use case. This article describes a significant innovation upon existing competencies by identifying a scaffolding (built upon existing competencies) that moves students progressively from undergraduate training through post graduate coursework and research to post-doctoral work and into the early years of data stewardship. The scaffolding ties together existing research that has been completed in research data management skills and data information literacy with research into the outcomes that ...


Student See Versus Student Do: A Comparative Study Of Two Online Tutorials, Ilana Stonebraker, M Brooke Robertshaw, Jennifer D. Moss Jan 2016

Student See Versus Student Do: A Comparative Study Of Two Online Tutorials, Ilana Stonebraker, M Brooke Robertshaw, Jennifer D. Moss

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This study examines the impact on student performance after interactive and non-interactive tutorials using a 2 × 2 treatment-control design. In an undergraduate management course, a control group watched a video tutorial while the treatment group received the same content using a dynamic tutorial. Both groups received the same quiz questions. Using effect size to determine magnitude of change, it was found that those in the treatment condition performed better than those in the control condition. Students were able to take the quiz up to two times. When examining for change in performance from attempt one to attempt two, the treatment ...


Navigating Business Resources Using Concept Maps, Hal P. Kirkwood Jr Jan 2016

Navigating Business Resources Using Concept Maps, Hal P. Kirkwood Jr

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

Poster was presented at the Business & Finance Division Poster Session at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 2016. Focus of the poster is on the use of web-based concept maps to visualize and assist on the selection of business databases.


Competitive Intelligence For Mba Students: Credit Courses, Hal P. Kirkwood Jr Jan 2016

Competitive Intelligence For Mba Students: Credit Courses, Hal P. Kirkwood Jr

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

Poster was presented at the Business & Finance Division Poster Session at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 2016. Focus of the poster is on the credit-level courses taught by Prof Hal Kirkwood to MBA students in the Krannert Graduate School of Management on the topics of international business research and an introduction to competitive intelligence.


Survey Protocols To Investigate The Information Habits And Needs Of Engineering And Engineering Technology Students And Practicing Engineers, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Kristin Petersheim, Laura Turner Jan 2016

Survey Protocols To Investigate The Information Habits And Needs Of Engineering And Engineering Technology Students And Practicing Engineers, Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Kristin Petersheim, Laura Turner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

This .pdf document contains two survey protocols created in 2016 to study the information literacy experiences and needs of undergraduate engineering and technology students and practicing engineers.


Developing A Practical Framework For Information Literacy Program Evaluation, Paul Bracke, Clarence Maybee, Sharon Weiner Jan 2016

Developing A Practical Framework For Information Literacy Program Evaluation, Paul Bracke, Clarence Maybee, Sharon Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation was given at the Library Assessment Conference held from October 31–November 2, 2016 in Arlington, VA. The Purdue University Libraries, like many academic libraries, face increased expectations for demonstrating their value and impact. The Libraries launched a project to advance an outcomes-based, mission-centric framework for evaluating its information literacy programing. The methods for developing this framework consist of four steps: 1) focus groups with librarians to gain a more comprehensive understanding of existing assessment practices, 2) analysis of focus group findings, characterizing current assessment practices, 3) a gap analysis, comparing focus group findings to the information literacy ...