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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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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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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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Cohen, Cynthia M.; Cheney, Liz; Duong, Khue; Lea, Ben; Unno, Zoe Pettway – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing opportunities for nonexpert volunteers to contribute to and become personally invested in rigorous scientific research. Academic libraries, aiming to promote and provide tools and resources to master scientific and information literacy, can support these efforts. While few examples…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Citizen Participation, Science Education, Academic Libraries
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Peters, Marion C. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
"Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates: The Elements of Information Literacy", (2012-) now in its second edition and available as a Wikibook since 2012, resulted from collaboration by chemistry librarians participating in several professional organizations. Sections covering a) the library and scientific literature and b)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Chemistry, Science Education
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Waters, Julie; Roach, Jennifer; Emde, Judith; McEathron, Scott; Russell, Keith – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
The availability of science and technology e-books through the University of Kansas Libraries is growing rapidly through approval plans, e-book packages, and electronic demand-driven acquisitions. Based on informal conversations with faculty, questions still lingered as to the acceptance of books in the electronic format by faculty and graduate…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Graduate Students, Comparative Analysis, Electronic Publishing
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Plovnick, Caitlin E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
In 2008, University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries launched their first Find Science Information online tutorial. It was an innovative web-based tool, containing not only informative content but also interactive activities, embedded hyperlinked resources, and reflective quizzes, all designed primarily to educate undergraduate science…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Tutorial Programs, Scientific and Technical Information, Science Education
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Tchangalova, Nedelina; Lam, Margaret N. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
This article reports and analyzes the survey results on the continuing education needs of librarians with current job responsibilities in the science, technology, and engineering subject fields. The intended purpose of the survey results is to assist conference coordinators in the development of a continuing education program at future Special…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Needs, Librarians, Science Education
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Fong, Bonnie L.; Hansen, Darren B. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Librarians have traditionally taught information literacy skills to science graduate students in separate courses dedicated to information-seeking, during assignment(s)-based library sessions for other courses, or through workshops. There is little mention in the professional literature of teaching graduate students within their research groups.…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Graduate Students, Student Research, Group Instruction
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Shannon, Sarah; Winterman, Brian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Primary literature is our main mode of communication in the sciences. As such, it is important for our undergraduates in the discipline to learn how to read primary literature. Incorporating primary literature into undergraduate science courses is often difficult because students are unprepared to comprehend primary articles. Learning to read and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Assignments, Scientific Methodology, Pattern Recognition
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Salisbury, Lutishoor; Laincz, Jozef; Smith, Jeremy J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Many academic libraries and publishers have developed mobile-optimized versions of their web sites and catalogs. Almost all database vendors and major journal publishers have provided a way to connect to their resources via the Internet and the mobile web. In light of this pervasive use of the Internet, mobile devices and social networking, this…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Academic Libraries, Internet
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Leatherman, Carrie C.; Eckel, Edward J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Nearly every commercial database that covers natural sciences and engineering offers some type of current awareness (CA) service that provides regular updates to users on current literature in a selected field of interest. Current awareness services include e-mail alerts, tables of contents, and RSS feeds. This study was designed to find out what…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Researchers
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Hare, Richard Gabriel; Jo, Jihoon; Moreton, Elizabeth; Stamm, Andrew; Winter, Danielle – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Obtaining reliable information is essential to forming a balanced understanding of the scope and complexity of environmental sustainability, and it is essential for effective participation, decision-making, and research in sustainability-related activities. While the ACRL Standards for Information Literacy (2000) are a good guiding principle for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Lifelong Learning, Scientific Literacy, Information Literacy
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