ERIC Number: EJ1043064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Searching for the Formula: How Librarians Teach Chemistry Graduate Students Research Skills
Fong, Bonnie L.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n75 Win 2014
An exploratory study was conducted in Summer 2012 in an effort to determine what librarians in the United States are doing to teach chemistry graduate students research skills. Chemistry librarians at ARL (Association of Research Libraries) institutions were surveyed about the content they teach; when, where, and how they present it; and what assessment they perform. Program size was studied to ascertain its effect on the above. Results reveal the most popular resources and information literacy skills taught, coverage gaps, and preferences for teaching and assessment techniques. Librarians providing instruction to graduate chemistry (and perhaps even upper-level undergraduate) students will find it helpful to compare what they are currently doing against these findings.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Graduate Students, Research Skills, Library Instruction, Librarians, Surveys, College Instruction, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site: http://www.istl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A