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Borrego, Paulina; Graham, Anne; Lutz, Ellen; Radik, Melanie; Reznik-Zellen, Rebecca – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Science and Engineering Library staff at the University of Massachusetts Amherst visited several sites on campus in a novel outreach initiative that involved all nine staff members taking "field trips" without agendas. We demonstrate that outreach without the explicit goal of promoting a specific resource or service can be an effective…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Personality Traits, Academic Libraries, Library Personnel
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Reed, Jason B.; Carroll, Alexander J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This study sought to examine the landscape for library positions supporting health sciences research and teaching. We investigated whether emerging research practices in health-related research at college and research universities are being accompanied by job opportunities for health sciences librarians at college and university libraries…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Research Universities
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Viera, Ann; Baxter, Isabella – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Ready-to-use animal health information handouts are a valuable service that have the potential to enhance veterinarian-client relationships and animal healthcare. Evaluating the readability of handouts is integral to ensure the information needs of veterinary clients are met. In this study, we describe the significance of client handout…
Descriptors: Readability, Veterinary Medicine, Printed Materials, Publications
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Kim, Miseon; Franco, Mercedes; Seo, Dugwon – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
The purpose of this study was to implement information literacy (IL) into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) writing courses at an urban community college, investigate if students' information literacy (IL) skills were improved through library one-shot instruction, and determine if there was an association between IL skills…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Writing Instruction, Information Literacy, Community Colleges
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Reycraft, Kimberly – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Construction management is a growing field with strong job prospects and expanding educational opportunities. It is closely related to business and engineering. This article provides an introduction and overview of collection development for academic librarians supporting construction management, from the perspective of the author's experiences at…
Descriptors: Library Services, Construction Management, Academic Libraries, Bachelors Degrees
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Bierman, James – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study examines the indexing of open access journals in the engineering disciplines. The sample used in this study was generated from a title listing pulled from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in late 2013. Indexing data from four prominent commercial databases in the discipline, Compendex, Web of Science, Inspec, and Scopus,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Periodicals, Engineering, Indexing
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Hendrigan, Holly – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Awareness of faculty research interests is an important aspect of a subject librarian's responsibilities. This paper illustrates the potential of Voyant Tools, an application in wide use among digital humanities researchers, to reveal word patterns in the research output of applied science faculty. A corpus of recent article citations from Web of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Humanities, Library Science
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Fullington, Lee Ann; Torres, Alexandra – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Though library science internships for undergraduates are not as well documented as those for MLIS students, internships for undergraduates can be impactful for both the intern and the library. Undergraduate students have firsthand, immersive experience with their major curriculum, and this expertise can benefit science librarians making…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Majors (Students), Student Research
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Stapleton, Suzanne C.; Royster, Melody; Bharti, Neelam; Birch, Stephanie; Bossart, Jean; Butts, Shannon; Tobin Cataldo, Tara; Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Minson, Valrie; Putnam, Samuel R.; Yip, Christine – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Motivated by a desire to encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, librarians at the Marston Science Library (Marston) at the University of Florida (UF) developed Girls Tech Camp (GTC), a summer camp designed to introduce middle-school girls to creative technologies used in these fields. This week-long…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Librarians, STEM Education
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Rowley, Erin M.; Wagner, A. Ben – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Industry standards are used in many disciplines, including science and technology areas. To date, little research has been conducted regarding the citing of standards in scholarly publications. The aim of this study was to answer two questions: Are standards being cited in scholarly publications? And, if so, what are the characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Scholarship, Publishing Industry, Standards
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Williams, Sarah C.; Farrell, Shannon L.; Kerby, Erin E.; Kocher, Megan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study involved a thorough examination of attitudes and opinions of agricultural researchers toward open access publishing and data sharing. Utilizing the results of the Ithaka S+R Agriculture Research Support Services project, we reanalyzed our institutional interview transcripts and synthesized information from the project's publicly…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Attitudes, Access to Information, Researchers
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Boice, Jocelyn – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Researchers in conservation biology and other non-medical fields are adopting systematic review as a research methodology. Since this methodology requires extensive and well-documented literature searching, it is beneficial for information professionals to understand disciplinary developments in its use. This article investigates trends in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biology, Literature Reviews, Research Methodology
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Jankowski, Amy; Sawyer, Yadéeh E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
The University Libraries at the University of New Mexico reconfigured their established library instruction program for biology as part of a broader grant-funded essential-skills workshop series for STEM students. This initiative standardized supplementary instruction through seven inperson and online workshops delivered to students through the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Biology, Student Attitudes, Workshops
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Pasek, Judith E.; Mayer, Jennifer – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Research data management is a prominent and evolving consideration for the academic community, especially in scientific disciplines. This research study surveyed 131 graduate students and 79 faculty members in the sciences at two public doctoral universities to determine the importance, knowledge, and interest levels around research data…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Doctoral Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Doty, Chris; Majors, Kristan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to identify science library trends at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Our recent count found 69% of all ARL academic institutions have at least one science library. Comparing our data to a 2010 study of American ARL institutions, the number of science libraries at…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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