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Kari D. Weaver; Kate Mercer; Stephanie Mutch – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
This paper explores the connection between critical theory, information evaluation, and the instructional practice of critique for STEM students and librarian instructors. Using an emerging theory and instructional method, the authors examine how to more deeply include voices that have historically been excluded from STEM information critique. The…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, STEM Education, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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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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Chen, Xiaoju; Dommermuth, Emily; Benner, Jessica G.; Kuglitsch, Rebecca; Lewis, Abbey B.; Marsteller, Matthew R.; Mika, Katherine; Young, Sarah – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2022
Research data management is essential for high-quality reproducible research, yet relatively little is known about how research data management is practiced by graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Prior research suggests that faculty in CEE delegate research data management to graduate students, prompting this…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Civil Engineering, Information Management
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Xie, Shiyi; Savory, Eric – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2022
Prior research on information literacy instruction in engineering graduate programs rarely considers course instructor perspectives, and instead only uses student feedback to evaluate the efficacy of information literacy instruction. This study documents the authors' efforts to evolve the library curriculum to motivate student learning and meet…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Instructional Design
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Moore, Jacob P.; Reinsfelder, Thomas L. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Open Educational Resources (OER) represent a small but growing portion of the educational resources market, but the use of OER in engineering is limited. This study seeks to identify the current adoption patterns of OER in engineering mechanics courses and barriers to adoption. Research questions are examined through the lens of Rogers' Diffusion…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Engineering Education, Adoption (Ideas), Barriers
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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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Wiley, Christie A.; Kerby, Erin E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
The authors conducted six focus group semi-structured interviews consisting of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in order to understand their roles within research groups and their ability to manage research data. More specifically, participants…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups
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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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Thielen, Joanna; Samuel, Sara M.; Carlson, Jake; Moldwin, Mark – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Engineering researchers face increasing pressure to manage, share, and preserve their data, but these subjects are not typically a part of the curricula of engineering graduate programs. To address this situation, librarians at the University of Michigan, in partnership with the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Department, developed a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Data, Information Management, Climate
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Phillips, Margaret; Zwicky, Dave – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
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,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Design
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Phillips, Margaret; Huber, Sarah – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
The goal of this webliography is to provide an introduction to standards resources for librarians that support post-secondary engineering and technology programs, as well as engineering and technology faculty members and students. It serves as a reference on standards collection development and integrating standards information literacy into…
Descriptors: Librarians, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Engineering Education
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Dunn, Linda K.; Xie, Shiyi – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
How can academic libraries ensure their standards collections meet the teaching and research needs of science and engineering faculties? Nowadays, most academic libraries face financial constraints that greatly impact collection development. This article documents an academic library's experience with standards collections and the investigation…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Musser, Linda – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Research communications today are largely conducted by digital means. At this time, however, only a small percentage of these digital communiques are archived and preserved for future use. This article provides an overview of the challenge of this digital grey literature, a brief overview of digital archiving, and the role librarians and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Role, Librarians, Researchers
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Wiley, Christie; Mischo, William H. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
This article analyzes 21 in-depth interviews of engineering and atmospheric science faculty at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to determine faculty data management practices and needs within the context of their research activities. A detailed literature review of previous large-scale and institutional surveys and interviews…
Descriptors: Data Processing, College Faculty, Scientists, Engineering Education
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Vella, Lia – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Can anonymous written feedback collected during classroom assessment activities be used to assess students' cognitive development levels? After library instruction in a first-year engineering design class, students submitted minute papers that included answers to "what they are left wondering." Responses were coded into low, medium and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Library Instruction, Engineering Education, Feedback (Response)
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