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Sheena Campbell; Nancy Wallace – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
In this case study, two librarians reflect upon our efforts to design STEM-focused information literacy instruction for undergraduate students at an R1, land grant university. Designed around the principles of culturally relevant pedagogy, our curriculum integrates community-focused and regionally specific topics reflecting our students' lived…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Janis Joyce Shearer – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
Academic and research libraries historically lack intentional engagement with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. This scoping review examines how academic and research library literature address social justice issues by engaging BIPOC with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or medicine (STEMM) disciplines in…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, STEM Education, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries
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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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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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Salisbury, Lutishoor; Speer, Julie – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
This paper highlights the findings of a survey completed by ACRL/STS [Association of College and Research Libraries/Science and Technology Section] members on scholarly communication issues. In particular it identifies the percentage of their daily activities that are spent in support of scholarly communication activities; extent of change of job…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Surveys, Users (Information)
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McCullough, Ian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Research faculty journal covers were used to create a gallery in the Science & Technology branch library at the University of Akron. The selection, presentation, and promotion process is shared along with copyright considerations and a review of galleries used for library outreach. The event and display was a great success attracting faculty…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries, Periodicals, Art
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Torrence, Matt – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The literature, activities, and resource needs of engineering students and faculty provide insight into a demographic that is often among the early-adopters of new technologies, tools, and methods of sharing information. Despite the often non-bibliographic nature of their research efforts, there are numerous elements of the traditional service…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Marketing
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Powell, Jill H. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
Jill Powell, engineering librarian from Cornell University, visited the library at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland in July 2013, interviewing library staff and selected NASA scientists. She studied the library's digital projects, publications, services, and operations. She also interviewed several NASA scientists on information-seeking…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Government Libraries, Research Libraries, Space Sciences
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Zhang, Jian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
This paper discusses the author's experience directing the Purple Mountain Observatory Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Nanjing, China. Routine collection development, management and preservation issues are described, and the unique challenges and opportunities involved in operating a remote observatory library are highlighted.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Libraries, Astronomy, Library Administration
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Dietrich, Dianne; Adamus, Trisha; Miner, Alison; Steinhart, Gail – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Research libraries have sought to apply their information management expertise to the management of digital research data. This focus has been spurred in part by the policies of two major funding agencies in the United States, which require grant recipients make research outputs, including publications and research data, openly available. As many…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Data, Information Management
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Clarke, James B.; Coyle, James R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This article reports the results of a case study in which an experimental wiki knowledge base was designed, developed, and tested by the Brill Science Library at Miami University for an undergraduate engineering senior capstone project. The wiki knowledge base was created to determine if the science library could enhance the engineering literature…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Research Tools, Test Results, Research Libraries
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Zhang, Yuening; Beckman, Roger – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
An e-book usage survey was sent through departmental mailing lists to the graduate students, scientists and faculty members of the Chemistry Department and Biology Department of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB). Several faculty members, scientists and graduates students from the Chemistry Department and Biology Department were also contacted…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Surveys
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Prescod, Janette; Leach, Sandra; Mack, Thura – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Research librarians should be literate in locating government resources at both federal and state levels. Although assistance with policy research may not be as frequently requested as other subjects, librarians need to be knowledgeable in this subject area. Policy resources produced by federal and state legislative and executive agencies can be…
Descriptors: Fuels, Internet, Public Policy, Librarians
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Wirth, Andrea A.; Mellinger, Margaret – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Using citation analysis, the authors examined the journals cited in theses and dissertations over the first five years of the Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University. These journal titles were compared to the titles predicted as being important in the 2003 Oregon State University Libraries new program (Category I) review. A…
Descriptors: Water, Doctoral Dissertations, Research Libraries, Periodicals
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