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Sherriff, Graham; Rand, Dustin – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2022
Exploration of "prior art"--the state of a technology's development, as manifested in literature, documentation, and artifacts--has many benefits for engineering students. It expands their understanding of the design problem, reveals a range of possible solutions, and develops research skills important to professional practice. While…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Capstone Experiences, Art Products
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Sherriff, Graham; Gjeltema, Micah – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Advice for librarians' professional development sometimes includes encouragement to attend classes, but the benefits for STEM librarians have not been well defined. This article describes a study in which engineering librarians at the University of Vermont and Montana Tech of the University of Montana observed class sessions across first-year…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, Special Libraries
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Macfarlane, Carrie M.; Rodgers, Christopher M. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2008
Many librarians at small academic institutions have been wondering if they can, or even should, support the use of geospatial technology on their campuses. At the Middlebury College Libraries, we have developed a model of support for geospatial technology which we think might be versatile and transferable enough to try elsewhere.
Descriptors: College Libraries, Libraries, Librarians, Geographic Location