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Kelly Giles; Alyssa Young – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
In academic libraries there has been growing interest in developing better ways to diversify collections, but STEM collections are sometimes overlooked. To better understand current practices and challenges, a survey was distributed to librarians with STEM collection responsibilities in the summer of 2021. Results from the survey indicated that…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, STEM Education, Library Materials
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Paige J. Dhyne; Alyssa Nance – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
Historical and modern scientific thought is dominated by the English language, colonized science, patriarchal norms, and Westernized "ways of knowing." By making materials that lie outside that narrative discoverable (e.g., non-Western science, Indigenous/Aboriginal knowledge, women in science, etc.) we can assert that science is a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Library Materials, Library Services, Metadata
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Bakker, Caitlin J.; Koos, Jessica A.; Hoogland, Margaret A.; Rand, Debra; Alpi, Kristine M. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2023
COVID-19 challenged information exchange globally, including interlibrary loan (ILL). This project explored DOCLINE ILL borrowing data from 15 academic, hospital, and association health sciences libraries before and during the pandemic to understand gaps in ILL coverage. We reviewed aggregate filled and unfilled borrowing data from March to August…
Descriptors: Libraries, Health Sciences, Library Services, Periodicals
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Vincent F. Scalfani; Kevin W. Walker; Lance Simpson; Avery M. Fernandez; Vishank D. Patel; Anastasia Ramig; Cyrus Gomes; Michael T. Moen; Adam M. Nguyen – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2023
Scholarly web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) allow users to interact with information and data programmatically. Interacting with information programmatically allows users to create advanced information query workflows and quickly access machine-readable data for downstream computations. With the growing availability of scholarly…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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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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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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Tchangalova, Nedelina; Coalter, Jodi; Trost, Amy; Pierdinock, Amber – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
As science and technology libraries continue to evolve, specialized research support services are developed and offered at academic institutions or research organizations. Making sense of this changing landscape and determining the best programs for an institution can be a daunting task, especially for early-career librarians. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Support Services, STEM Education, Library Services
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Berry, Teresa U.; Williamson, Jeanine M. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
To meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of their users, academic librarians, particularly those functioning as subject liaisons, are expected to know the institution's curriculum and research areas so that they can help shape library strategies to meet those needs and to connect users to the library's resources and services. The present…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering, Research, Academic Libraries
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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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Kenyon, Jeremy; Attebury, Ramirose Ilene; Doney, Jylisa; Seiferle-Valencia, Marco; Martinez, Jessica; Godfrey, Bruce – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Investigations on the help-seeking behavior of academic library patrons have to date primarily focused on the undergraduate experience, most often in the context of reference interactions. This study seeks to explore the help-seeking behaviors of a different audience - faculty in the natural and physical sciences at an R2 land-grant university.…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Research, Information Management, Data
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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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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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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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