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Year Published: 2012
The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering provides a practical guide for librarians responsible for science, engineering, and/or technology information literacy instruction to understand and apply the Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology into curriculum design and ongoing instruction. The book highlights unique needs and challenges for information literacy instruction within science/engineering curricula. Experienced science and engineering librarians share their effective approaches and concrete strategies for meeting the information literacy needs of students in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. Each chapter details the unique aspects of a particular discipline, key information literacy standards and outcomes for the discipline along with strategies for instruction and integration into the curriculum. The book is particularly helpful for librarians new to science or engineering, instruction librarians, instruction coordinators and generalists who need to understand the nature of information literacy in the sciences, technology and engineering.
Table of Contents
Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne R. Davidson
Important Information Literacy Standards for Engineering
Sheila J. Young
Important Information Literacy Standards for Life and Health Sciences
LIFE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Elizabeth (Betsy) Hopkins
Important Information Literacy Standards for Chemistry
Olivia Bautista Sparks
Important Information Literacy Standards for Human Nutrition
Rebecca K. Miller
Important Information Literacy Standards for Patents
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: PATENTS
Important Information Literacy Standards for Interdisciplinary Science Courses
INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE COURSES: REMOTE SENSING
Linda Blake and Timothy A. Warner
Important Information Literacy Standards for Community Colleges
Amanda Bird and Anna Montgomery Johnson
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
About the Editors
Katherine O’Clair is the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian and College Librarian for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Katherine is actively involved in ALA, ACRL, and ACRL’s Science and Technology (STS) and Instruction Sections (IS). She was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in 2007. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY and her M.S. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.
Jeanne R. Davidson is Head of Academic Program Services at Arizona State University. She is actively involved in ACRL and the Science & Technology Section (STS). She shepherded the Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology through the ACRL approval process during her time as Chair of STS. She holds a B.S in Geology from Colorado State University, an M.S. in Geology/Vertebrate Paleontology from University of Wyoming and an M.L.S. from the University of Missouri.