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Thomson, Jenna – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2023
Integrated information literacy instruction throughout graduate school supports students as they transition into the role of researcher, but information literacy instruction aimed specifically at mathematics graduate students is not widely studied. This paper reports on the results of a survey of mathematics librarians, which found that a majority…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Graduate Students, Mathematics Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Daniela Solomon – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2023
This study reports on the publishing preferences of engineering faculty at a research institution. Faculty publications indexed in Scopus database over a ten-year period (2012-2021) were analyzed to identify publication types, publisher preference, and changes in publisher preferences observed over the period of this study. The findings expand the…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, College Faculty, Engineering, Publications
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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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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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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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Lantz, Catherine; Dempsey, Paula R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Results from focus groups with 23 second- and third-year biology students revealed gradual gains in information literacy (IL) abilities and dispositions needed for them to join the community of scientific practice as laid out in the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." Students were consumers of information and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Strategies, Biology, Undergraduate Students
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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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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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Barkley, Meg – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Online tutorials are a way many librarians connect with students. The main benefit is the ability to reach more students than traditional face-to-face instruction sessions. In 2016, the Life & Health Sciences Librarian received instruction session requests for a freshman biology lab to teach students how to search for articles and use proper…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Tutorial Programs, Library Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Higgins, Molly; DeVito, Jennifer A.; Stieglitz, Sally; Tolliver, Robert; Tran, Clara Y. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Collaborative research is standard practice in many academic disciplines as it has been shown to increase author productivity, article quality, and publication rate. Even so, little is known about publishing patterns among academic librarians and non-library faculty who have collaborated on research. With whom are academic librarians partnering?…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Academic Libraries, College Faculty, Research
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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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Vieyra, Michelle; Weaver, Kari – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Plagiarism is a commonly cited problem in higher education, especially in scientific writing and assignments for science courses. Students may not intentionally plagiarize, but may instead be confused about what proper source attribution entails. Much of this confusion likely stems from high school, either from lack of or inconsistent instruction…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Science Curriculum, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Brancato, Lisa; Chan, Tina; Contento, Anthony – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
At the State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego), a faculty member and advisement coordinator, both of the biological sciences department, and the biological sciences librarian have worked together since 2013 to present a workshop called Writing for the Biological Sciences. Offered once per semester, the workshop is sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Research Skills, Content Area Writing, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Mandernach, Meris A.; Shorish, Yasmeen; Reisner, Barbara A. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
As information continues to evolve over time, the information literacy expectations for chemistry students also change. This article examines transformations to an undergraduate chemistry course that focuses on chemical literature and information literacy and is co-taught by a chemistry professor and a chemistry librarian. This article also…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Delivery Systems, Chemistry, Educational Development
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Williamson, Jeanine; Fernandez, Peter; Dixon, Lana – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
The economic downturn of 2007-08 forced many academic libraries in the United States to cancel journals. We surveyed life sciences librarians from ARL libraries to find out about their experiences with journal cancellations during 2008-12. Overall, we discovered that two factors were essential in decision-making: faculty consultations and data.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Periodicals, Surveys
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