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Blake, Linda; Warner, Tim – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
After receiving a mini-grant for developing integrated information literacy programs, a Geography/Geology Department faculty member worked with the Science Librarian to embed information literacy in a cross-listed geology and geography course, Geog/Geol 455, Introduction to Remote Sensing. Planning for the revisions to the class started with…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Geography, Geology
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Tucci, Valerie K. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This study, the first phase of a multi-phase effort, was undertaken to assess and provide for the information needs of the Faculty of the Schools of Science and Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in the digital age. The objectives of this phase were to: 1) gain an in-depth understanding of how computer science and engineering faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Needs
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Miller, Laura Newton – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This paper will focus on the citation analysis of graduate masters theses from Carleton University's Biology Department with implications for library collection management decisions. Twenty-five masters theses were studied to determine citation types and percentages, ranking of journals by frequency of citation and by number of authors citing, and…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Masters Theses, Biology, Periodicals
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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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Schenck-Hamlin, Donna; Pierquet, Jennifer; McClellan, Chuck – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
In the wake of the September 2001 attacks, the U.S. government founded the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with responsibility to develop a National Infrastructure Protection Plan for securing critical infrastructures and key resources. DHS established interdisciplinary networks of academic expertise administered through Centers of…
Descriptors: Expertise, National Security, Content Validity, Validity
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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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Eckel, Edward J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Early in his career as an engineering librarian, the author saw plagiarism in completely black and white terms. However, digging into the scholarly literature, he finds ample evidence that there are other factors at work in student writing besides a lack of ethics or the intent to cheat. In this article, he briefly highlights some of these…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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Petzold, Jacquelyn; Winterman, Brian; Montooth, Kristi – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
In order to integrate library instruction seamlessly into an introductory biology course, two librarians collaborated with a biology faculty member to create a three-part series of instruction sessions known as the Science Seeker. The Science Seeker taught students about the structure of scientific information by tracing the path that discoveries…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Henninger, Jessamyn; Aber, Susan Ward – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Systems Architects and Information Technology administrators working in higher education help faculty, staff, and student computer users. Yet, who helps them? What resources do these professionals value? A case study was conducted using purposeful sampling and data collection through electronic interview to gather the preferred information-seeking…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Administrators, Higher Education, Resources
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Bychowski, Brenna K. H.; Caffrey, Carolyn M.; Costa, Mia C.; Moore, Angela D.; Sudhakaran, Jessamyn; Zhang, Yuening – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Job ads are supposed to provide careful descriptions of the positions being advertised. Based on this premise, an analysis of job ads over time should reveal emerging trends and changes in a profession. The existing literature on science librarianship emphasizes that there are fluctuations in the demand for subject expertise and technology skills…
Descriptors: Librarians, Research Libraries, Occupational Information, Advertising
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Hires, Will – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
This paper describes the creation of a poster for the poster session that was part of the ACRL Science and Technology Section program "Federal Friends: Creating Greater Access to and Support for Science and Technology Information," at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June 2010. Details about the making of the poster up to and…
Descriptors: Library Associations, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Bennett, Denise Beaubien; Buhler, Amy G. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
In response to a hypothesis that researchers who no longer use print journals may miss out on the serendipitous benefits of "poor indexing" provided by print tables of contents, librarians at the University of Florida surveyed their engineering faculty to determine faculty use of tables of contents in either print or online format. Results…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Library Research, Library Materials, Library Services
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Healy, Annette M. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Academic libraries support their universities' goals of developing and maintaining successful research programs. As the information landscape and researcher practices change, recognition of the library's role in supporting research may be diminishing. This article will explore some aspects of the academic research enterprise and identify…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Marketing
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Leonard, Michelle F.; Haas, Stephanie C.; Kisling, Vernon N. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
As academic libraries are increasingly supported by a matrix of database functions, the use of data mining and visualization techniques offer significant potential for future collection development and service initiatives based on quantifiable data. While data collection techniques are still not standardized and results may be skewed because of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Bibliometrics, Data Analysis
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