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Aditi Gupta; Sree Gayathri Talluri; Sajib Ghosh – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
Science communication has taken center stage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines in the context of public outreach and citizen science. Developing practical communication skills is imperative for all scientists to be highly successful in their careers and more so for underrepresented and Black, Indigenous, and People…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Science Education, STEM Education, Communication Skills
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Borycz, Joshua; Carroll, Alexander – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
The pivot to online teaching caused by the COVID-19 pandemic enabled science and engineering librarians at Vanderbilt University to expand their teaching roles within graduate-level courses in biomedical engineering, chemistry, and physics. In addition to addressing traditional information literacy skills related to information retrieval and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, School Closing
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Hurley, Timothy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
Makerspaces have continued to be a popular addition to the services offered by libraries. This article will address the creation and implementation of one at a mid-sized medical library. The writer will summarize their personal experience of the steps taken towards opening the makerspace and give insight into the process. This article will also…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Program Implementation, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Sterner, Elizabeth – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
scite is a startup based in Brooklyn, New York, and funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health. With scite, researchers can use "smart citations" to see the context, the location, and the classifications of citation statements. This tool is a work in…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Research, Evidence, Vocabulary
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Young, Alyssa – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
A challenge for instruction librarians is building strong, collaborative partnerships with faculty who value your expertise as both a librarian and a faculty member. This article discusses how a request to "help with citations" evolved into scaffolded information literacy instruction that focuses on the shared value of open resources and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Librarians, Library Services, Biochemistry
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Phillips, Margaret – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
Technical standards are important documents that academic libraries collect to support education and research, particularly for engineering and technology programs. However, standards documents present many unique discovery and access challenges that are confusing and cumbersome for users. To help alleviate these issues, Elsevier started indexing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Publications, Standards, Documentation
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Bjornen, Kay K.; Ippoliti, Cinthya – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
When librarians at Oklahoma State University (OSU) began creating services to support data intensive research they found plenty of published guidance about doing surveys and outreach to get started. However, they also found that offering the prescribed workshops and consultations didn't assure that researchers would use them. A Sparks! grant from…
Descriptors: Program Administration, State Universities, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Brown, Mason – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
It is challenging to identify the needs of researchers and students at any satellite campus, a situation that is exacerbated when the satellite campus is a research laboratory. The users are not taking classes, but still have library support needs. This article discusses the difficulties in properly identifying a population of students at this…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Research
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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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Grove, Kelly; Soper, Devin – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This article provides a case study about an institutional ORCID initiative at Florida State University. The authors describe how they launched the initiative with minimal resources and staff time at their disposal. The authors also describe specific strategies that can be replicated at other institutions, including identifying the right partners…
Descriptors: State Universities, Research Libraries, Library Services, Authors
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Sayekti, Retno – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This viewpoint aims to present the important role of liaison librarians and their relationship with teaching staff in STEM academic programs. The work provides a detailed explanation of the role of the four components of liaison librarians in the STEM higher education environment, each with the best practice proposed. The closing remarks emphasize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarians, Library Role, Academic Libraries
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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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Gowen, Elise – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Science curricula in academic settings increasingly emphasize the importance of fostering students' science communication skills through coursework and projects. One technique used to build students' multimedia communication skills is digital storytelling. Digital storytelling allows students to tell a subjective story that engages an audience's…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Role, Story Telling
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Gainey, Melanie A.; Bharti, Neelam; Marsteller, Matthew R.; Wang, Huajin; Young, Sarah; Melville, Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy presents opportunities for moving beyond 'one-shot' information literacy sessions and creating a more scaffolded and embedded approach for instruction. We collaborated with faculty at [institution name] to create Framework-inspired information literacy learning objectives for first-year and third-year…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Lewis, Abbey B. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
The CRAAP Test (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose), is a popular tool among academic librarians for instructing students in resource evaluation. Its applicability to web-based information makes it particularly useful for students as they think about information they encounter both inside and outside of scholastic settings. However,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Library Instruction, Information Sources, Evaluation Criteria
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