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1 Session M430 ELD Lightning Talks Sponsored by

2 Health, Engineering, and Business Reference Cross-Training at the University of Michigan Libraries Paul Grochowski

3 Major Background Resources for Health Sciences AccessMedicine (textbooks) MDConsult (textbooks, drug database) STAT!Ref (textbooks; some EBM content) Dynamed (point of care clinical resource; EBM) Up to Date (point of care clinical resource)

4 Industry Information: Value Chain & Market Research Value Chain: Mergent Horizon – Provides information about public firms’ competitors, suppliers, customers, partners – Shows a company’s place in the industry and “value chain,” the connections between companies that result in a product Market Research – Hundreds, if not thousands, of vendors sell market research reports and most have web sites! – Kresge doesn’t have the resources to subscribe to most of these market research packages (often tens of thousands of dollars for a dozen or two reports) – Kresge does subscribe to Academic Different than publicly available, which acts as a reseller for hundreds of these market research vendors The Academic subscription includes reports from five vendors: Kalorama, Packaged Facts, Paul Budde, SBI Energy, and Simba Information Kalorama in particular is useful for medical industry information – ICON (formerly part of Kresge’s subscription) reports are next to worthless. See:

5 Engineering Reference ASM Handbooks – Used for finding materials and materials properties, especially for metals Materials for Medical Devices – Used for finding mechanical, physical, biological response, and drug compatibility properties for materials MatWeb – Another source for materials properties

6 Assessment “...learning about tools I did not know even existed...” “...gave me a place to start with difficult questions outside of my subject area...” “... the HEB LibGuide is wonderful – I’ve used it a lot already...”

7 Taubman Health Sciences Library: Judy Smith Whitney Townsend Art, Architecture & Engineering Library: Paul Grochowski Leena Lalwani Kresge Business Administration Library: Celia Ross Nathan Rupp

8 T HE L IBRARY AND LIME: L ABORATORY FOR I NNOVATIVE M EDIA E XPLORATIONS Caroline Smith Engineering and Architecture Librarian University of Nevada, Las Vegas


10 P ROJECT C OLLABORATORS Danny Ortega Mike Corrente



13 Print Engineering Index Volumes: To Keep or Not to Keep Tom Volkening Engineering Librarian, Michigan State University ASEE Annual Conference 2011

14 Print Indexes Does anyone have a current subscription to a print index? Have you helped anyone use a print index in the last year? Do you keep any print volumes of Engineering Index in your Reference Collection?

15 My Question I am interested in hearing from anyone who has access to the entire online Compendex database and what they have done with their print volumes of Engineering Index?

16 Retain vs. Withdraw OptionNumber Retain13 Withdraw2

17 Retention Options OptionNumber Reference0 Stacks3 Off-site Storage8 On-site/In Building Storage2 Other(Early Volumes in Special Collections) 1

18 My Decision The volumes will be moved from our Reference Collection to our stacks after compact shelving is installed in our reference area and a number of print indexes currently in our stacks are withdrawn.

19 Open mining reclamation information to the world Eugene Barsky, Science and Engineering Librarian, University of British Columbia

20 British Columbia and mining The industry accounts for about 3% of total GDP GDP is expected to grow faster than in other industries (BC Government, 2011, Mining life-cycle… what happens to mine after the work is done Mine reclamation is a complex process, involving governments, industry and academia

21 British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium Since 1977, the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) has annually sponsored the British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium to foster the exchange of information and ideas on reclamation. The TRCR originated in the early 1970's, in response to a demonstrated need in British Columbia for greater government-industry communications in the area of environmental protection and reclamation associated with mining.

22 British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium Collaboration between the UBC Library, BC government, and mining industry Digitized, uploaded and made available 34 years of conference proceedings 628 papers in total The metadata work was done by the library technical services – shift to a new direction for them

23 British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium High usage for this collection Most popular papers accessed 5,000 times / year Next step – working on other conference materials – Tailing and Mining Waste 2011 is the first to come in Summer 2011…

24 Jay Bhatt, Drexel University Peggy Dominy, Drexel University and John T Pell, Temple University ASEE ELD (2011) - session M430

25 Background We start with a question: Why is it necessary to think about Information Literacy for graduate students? Familiarity with information resources Graduate students in the Biology and Chemistry departments indicated that: Students were not adept in using their primary databases, especially for extensive literature reviews. My observations with engineering graduate students – very similar

26 New initiatives An opportunity to address these issues came in fall 2010 Bridge to the Doctorate Program NSF funded program Engage students from underrepresented populations (African American, Native American and Latino) in graduate study within STEM 12 students this year Innovative partnership to help enhance research and information skills

27 Instruction sessions and clinics Instruction sessions over a period of two quarters: Literature Review Searching for funding opportunities Keeping current with new information in your research area Finding Funding opportunities Managing references with EndNOTE and/or RefWORKS

28 Hands on experience Students exploration of articles using databases Each student had his or own computer Students brought questions for discussion Active learning focus through dialog and interaction Presentation by students as an assignment Before presentation, students submitted paper using Refworks Evaluation and feedback to students during individual consultations Students loved the overall experience

29 Thank you! Our contact information: Jay Bhatt - Peggy Dominy – John Pell - Source: Dominy, Peggy, Bhatt, Jay & Pell, John. (2011). Graduate Student Information Literacy, Poster presentation, SLA conference, Philadelphia.

30 { Best Practices in Ethical Writing: Creating a Workshop Amy S. Van Epps, Amy S. Van Epps, Purdue University ASEE ELD Lightning Talk June 27, 2011

31 Start with the End in Mind! Understanding by Design, Wiggins & McTighe, 1998

32 Content

33 Alignment Create sufficiently paraphrased versions of texts Write a paraphrase, trade with a partner, critique, share questions during discussion Teach a paraphrasing technique, use HGSE example Ensuring Understanding: Differentiate between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, know when to use each method, and create all three methods when writing

34 Embedded in an Office David E. Hubbard ELD Lightning Talks 2011 ASEE Conference & Exposition

35 The Office  Starts with chemistry chemical engineering  Weekly office hours in the Chemistry Bldg.  Office hours promoted with weekly emails  Emailed to all chemistry faculty and grad students  Office hours (Thurs 10-noon and Fri 1-5pm)  Weekly topic/demo

36 Weekly Topic  Focuses on a particular resource or feature  Topic ideas  Faculty/student questions  New features, updates, or resources  My own experiences  In addition to being an outreach effort, it’s also learning opportunity for me

37 Chemical Engineering  Leverage the weekly chemistry topics  The ChemE Librarian blog and Twitter  Directed to grad students and faculty

38 Results  Office Hours  Patrons: 0-8 consultations/week  Types of questions ­Weekly topic ­Questions unrelated to the weekly topic ­Just stopped in to say “Howdy”  The ChemE Librarian Blog and Twitter  Little activity and few followers

39 From Design Projects to Career Design: A Collaboration Karen Vagts Tufts University

40 Plans for a Digital, Rare Map Room at Stanford ASEE Annual Meeting June 27, 2011 Robert Schwarzwalder Stanford University

41  Provides digital access to map content from the Rumsey collection, donor map collections, and Stanford’s rare map collection.  Combines cartographic and geospatial services into a seamless suite of services both in paper and digitally.  Sophisticated searching across collections exposing content from a variety of sources.  Access SU’s rich collections to place the maps in context with other materials throughout the library.

42 3D maps with fly through capability Georeferenced map in Google Earth 2D maps with the ability to compare, resize, and view different thematic or time period maps in the same space

43 Making 1-2 Minute Library “How-To” Videos Karen Andrews University of California, Davis

44 The Un-library Library Course Tracy Primich Director, Science & Engineering Library Vanderbilt University

45 My story begins with… The Dreaded Freshman Writing Seminar





50 Plan of Attack…

51 EN 101 seminar: Visual Display of Quantitative Information To learn the qualities of excellent graphical and visual display. To recognize substandard displays and visualizations. To practice construction of displays that clearly communicate complex data. To learn about sources of raw data that form the basis of a well-constructed visual display.

52 Assigned Text

53 library assignment: sources of data

54 library assignment: find literature

55 library assignment: patent searching

56 Conclusion Students rated the course well. Interactions with the inner workings of the School of Engineering. More fun than flaming hoops.

57 ELNs or Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Daureen Nesdill Data Curation Librarian University of Utah ASEE 2011 Vancouver B.C.

58 ELN Raw Data Data Repositories Data Mining Publications Data Storage Calculations & Data Manipulation Automated Instruments

59 ELN Colleagues Validation Provenance IP Protection Date, Time Stamps E-signatures

60 Data Storage Ingestor Institutional Repositories Grant Proposal Data Mgmt Plans Permissions, Metadata, Embargos, Etc.

61 Data Storage ELN Institutional Repositories Grant Proposal Data Mgmt Plans Permissions, Metadata, Embargos, Etc.

62 Addressing ABET Program Outcome 'i': A First-Year Engineering Program and Library Instruction Initiative Collaboration Debbie Morrow, MLIS Grand Valley State University (Mich.) ASEE ELD ‘Lightning Talk’ Monday, 27 June 2011, 12:30pm A series of very fortunate events!

63 The Context: Fall 2009 GVSU Libraries staff changes and Liaison reassignments … – Debbie Morrow becomes new Liaison Librarian for Engineering as of July 2009 GVSU School of Engineering ABET re-accreditation looms … – Self-study due June 2010 – visit scheduled for Sept. 2010

64 ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs – Criterion 3. Program Outcomes (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning Perennial challenge: defining “life-long learning” and getting it into the curriculum

65 GVSU School of Engineering ABET program criteria have been mapped throughout the BSE curriculum, in a scaffolded fashion – EGR 220, Measurement & Data Analysis ABET 3(b) – design & conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data ABET 3(f) – professional and ethical responsibilities ABET 3(g) – communicate effectively ABET 3(i) – lifelong learning

66 SoE Lifelong Learning Assessment Rubric – 1 st year outcomes ability to effectively conduct internet or library searches; ability to find, evaluate and use information independently; and, ability to apply course concepts in an independent manner.

67 Meanwhile, in the University Libraries...

68 ACRL “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education” (Jan. 2000) – Information Literacy Defined a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.“ eracycompetency.cfm

69 GVSU Libraries “Information Literacy Core Competencies” – What is information literacy? a set of skills which includes finding information effectively; managing the abundance of information available; thinking critically about resources; synthesizing and incorporating information into one’s knowledge base; creatively expressing and effectively communicating new knowledge; using information ethically; and using knowledge to better society. competencies-168.htm

70 “ILCCs” Competencies are “scaffolded” for increasing sophistication as students progress in their majors and disciplines

71 A Chance Conversation Occurred “SoE Curriculum Coordinator” “University Libraries EGR Liaison Librarian” … And a collaboration was born:

72 Collaboration – Winter 2010 Library Skills Workshop – 1 hour of EGR 220 lab time – Coordinated with introduction of the Final Project assignment – Instruction primarily targeting 3 ILCCs: III. Evaluate Sources / Know the difference between scholarly and other types of resources. V. Use Information Ethically / Cite sources appropriately. VI. Develop Subject Knowledge / Be aware of subject- specific resources (e.g., subject guides, subject specific databases, liaison librarians, etc.).

73 IL-related Observations Doing and including background research – needs work Referencing sources – some improvement Reference formatting – needs work Including image credits – substantial improvement seen Three semesters in… I still need work!

74 Next Steps Incorporate more active learning in EGR 220 workshop Discontinue pre-/post-tests, or seriously revise Librarian plans to do citation analysis instead of observing presentations live Tailor ILCCs for Engineering Examine ABET 3(i) as scaffolded through the rest of the BSE curriculum, and work toward strategic collaborations between SoE and the Library at upper levels

75 Debbie Morrow ( Grand Valley State University Addressing ABET Program Outcome 'i': A First-Year Engineering Program and Library Instruction Initiative Collaboration Grand Valley's School of Engineering recently invited the University Libraries to collaborate in an effort to address ABET outcome ‘i’, engaging in lifelong learning, in one of their first year core courses. The Libraries have recently developed an "Information Literacy Core Competencies" document, evolving out of the ACRL IL competencies standard adopted in 2000. Our collaboration has so far been a great exercise in exploring the effective intersection of ABET ‘i’ and information literacy competencies, in the context of incorporation into an existing course in GVSU's first-year engineering curriculum.

76 International Students and Academic Libraries Najwa Hanel University of Southern California

77 Martin Wallace University of Maine

78  The Information Literacy Standards for Science & Engineering/Technology = Science & Engineering Standards  ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education = ACRL Standards



81  Science, engineering and technology disciplines are rapidly changing, more than most, so it is vital for scientists and engineers to know how to keep up with new developments and new sources of information.

82  Science, engineering and technology disciplines pose unique challenges in identifying, evaluating, acquiring and using information – the cornerstones of information literacy in any discipline.

83  Science, engineering and technology disciplines require students to demonstrate competency not only in written assignments and research papers, but also in unique areas such as experimentation, simulation, and computer programming.

84  While there are relative few differences specific to engineering disciplines, those differences are important for integrating information literacy practices into the engineering curriculum.

85  One of the most important considerations in evaluating an information resource is being able to establish its currency.  The Science & Engineering Standards include a brand new standard: “The information literate student understands that information literacy is an ongoing process and an important component of lifelong learning and recognizes the need to keep current regarding new developments in his or her field.”

86  Science & Engineering Standards place a greater importance on turning to colleagues, consultants, subject experts and other researchers as potential information sources.  Science & Engineering Standards also include “gray literature,” patents, technical standards and specifications, geographic information systems, 3-D technology, open file reports, maps, and graphs.

87  Many of the above listed information sources require specific data management expertise, specialized software or programming skills, or a deeper understanding of underlying structure and organization involved in making data available.

88  The Science & Engineering Standards place information literacy principles squarely within the purview of the engineering curriculum, using words, phrases, indicators and outcomes commonly found in engineering course syllabi, and perhaps more importantly, in the accreditation guidelines used in nearly all accredited engineering programs.

89 Participating in Engineering Extracurricular Activities as a Librarian Julia Gelfand, UCI ( ELD, ASEE Annual Meeting 27 June 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada 89

90 Expanding Library Services Librarians can provide or respond to more than just bibliographic holdings, data, information seeking Metrics & informatics - with emphasis on application & learning from practice Library as Place – Commons, Laboratory, Exhibits, Theatre, Auditorium, Classroom, Technology Center Science / Engineering Communication Public Understanding of Science Literacy building – curriculum/content based with schools, programs, (Information, Data, Visual, Graphicacy) Engineering as a career Promoting diversity in Engineering 90

91 Transitioning to new roles Affirming relevance to user communities Scholarly Communication & Science/ technical communication Engineering in films, animation, games, exhibits, literature, virtual worlds (Second Life, etc) Promoting new & emerging technologies Publicizing Engineering in broader community Participating in Speakers’ Bureaus Awareness of local professional engineering landscape Advancement, development, fundraising activities Preparing for next generation engineers 91

92 Supporting Engineering Societies Championing Campus Society Chapters – offering programmatic support –IEEE, SAE, ASME, ASCE, AIAA, etc Networking & local infrastructure –Working with national leadership, local reps –Opportunities for internships, job possibilities Promoting content & publications Diversity & Entrepreneurship –Women in Engineering Celebrating national annual events National Engineering Week (Feb 2011 #60) Competitions Service Groups –Engineering World Health & Engineers Without Borders Interdisciplinary cooperation; global travel Civic engagement 92

93 Extra Programs Popular Science – Gadgets, Entrepreneurial Directions, Current Events Library Outreach – –Role models for youth –Science Fairs – librarians as judges Hosting Poster Sessions from conferences in libraries Exhibits – promoting campus research or course work & projects; emphasizing visuals Bulletin Boards, Display Screens in & outside library Promoting News or Message Boards – relevant news/Info Conference Updates Journal Reading Clubs – campus or external Book Reviews in the Sciences – even about biographical subjects – famous & recognized engineers, etc Science Fiction clubs Promote “2011 Year of Forestry;” “2010 Year of Chemistry;” “2010 = 40 th anniversary of Earth Day;” “2009 Year of Science; etc 93

94 Academic Programs Summer Programs – in CA: COSMOS for high school students; camps; intense programs for new graduate students; diversity programs to attract nontraditional students to science & engineering careers Presence in introductory to Senior Design classes Mentorship opportunities Career Fairs Student Chapters of Professional & Scholarly Societies – ex) IEEE, ACM, ACS, SPIE, ASEE, etc Partnering with Library or i-Schools Career Centers Exhibits 94

95 Community Outreach Public Schools – identify with a teacher, principal –Home School movement - community of parents, students, sponsors, etc Clubs – Support to sponsoring philanthropic or charity groups –Rotary, Scouts, Big Brothers/Sisters, etc Bookstores – author signings, new content Scheduled activities or community calendar –Campus Homecoming events Public Libraries 95

96 After Hours Film Nights Observatory, museum, planetarium, botanical garden visits, etc Game Nights & Competitions Adopt a lab with a tour Host a traveling exhibit Virtual tours and online or radio interviews – streaming capabilities Concerts – promoting relationship of science & music Poster Sessions Lectures & Programs – live and archived Science Cafe 96

97 Science Café – Café Scientifique Library as campus host – promotes public understanding of science Sigma Xi – sponsorship & partnership Public Television – WGBN Boston – offers content & ideas for programs Local Press & Media for publicity Builds on National Press – NYT Science News, etc; National Academies Promotes campus faculty & research agenda Soundbites – no powerpoint presentations 97

98 More café focus Blends food & drink with discussion Encourages family nights Can partner with Science or Children’s Museums Frequency can vary Confirms Open Access in many ways 98

99 Science Education Opportunities to work with Schools of Education – Science Education is gaining momentum for national rankings, global competitiveness STEM initiatives are favorite directives of foundations & opportunities for partnerships Builds on Scientific Literacy – a critical component of information literacy, graphicacy, visual literacy, data deluge 99

100 Other Community Related STEM work: AAUW – local programs such as Expanding Your Horizons Diversity Programs promoting Women/Girls in Engineering – SWE, WEPAN, WIE Young Scientist programs Alliance for Education Can compete for & secure federal grants – Title II, NSF, etc Can develop partnerships with other community sponsors – Utility Companies, Banks, Law Firms, etc. 100

101 Additional Resources NSF Digital Library (NSDL) National Academy of Sciences & National Academy Press School Librarians Public Librarians Corporate/Special Librarians Leaders in the marketplace 101

102 So what are you doing in your Library? To promote engineering & science? Are these type of services part of your primary job assignment or done as an extra, if done at all? Is your Library Administration supportive? What are the expectations of your School of Engineering in participating in these activities? What defines the limits you set for these kinds of activities? How do we share this information & how can we benefit from our collective ideas? 102

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