1st Edition

Emerging Practices in Science and Technology Librarianship

Edited By Amy Besnoy Copyright 2011
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    242 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book investigates the emerging practices of science and technology librarians specific to maintaining collections, providing access to resources, and ensuring that informed decisions are made regarding limited financial resources. Issues discussed include librarians becoming embedded in curriculum design and delivery, the continuum of librarian involvement, science literacy and the intersection with lifelong learning, integration of information literacy into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum, development of course-related instruction programs. In addition, chapters include the differentiation between locating and accessing content and the economics of access, data driven collection and retention decisions, social networking and the scientific community, the trend to merge IT with libraries, institutional repositories, and managing productivity.

    Each chapter considers the change that is occurring in and around the profession and together these chapters present a notable set of reflections on the changes that are necessary for science and technology librarians to thrive in the shifting information landscape. This book is recommended for scholars and professional librarians.

    This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Library Administration.

    Part 1  1. Introduction  Amy L. Besnoy  2. Institutional Digital Repositories for Science and Technology: A View from the Laboratory  Cecelia Brown and June M. Abbas  3. The Hidden Costs of Keeping Current: Technology and Libraries  Kay Cunningham  4. Opportunities and Obligations for Libraries in a Social Networking Age: A Survey of Web 2.0 and Networking Sites  Sue O’Dell  5. Collaboration and the Power of Partnership in Science–Engineering Libraries  Maliaca Oxnam  6. Science Literacy and Lifelong Learning in the Classroom: A Measure of Attitudes among University Students  Irina I. Holden  7. Data-Driven Decision Making in Electronic Collection Development  Locke Morrisey  Part 2  8. A Faculty–Librarian Partnership: A Unique Opportunity for Course Integration  Norma G. Kobzina  9. Integrating STEM Information Competencies into an Undergraduate Curriculum  Jeanine M. Scaramozzino  10. A Case Study in the Evolution of Digital Services for Science and Engineering Libraries  Carol Hunter, Sherry Lake, Carla Lee, and Andrew Sallans  11. “Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask for Money?” Engaging Science Students in Scholarly Communication and the Economics of Information  Scott Warren and Kim Duckett  12. The Embedded Science Librarian: Partner in Curriculum Design and Delivery  Peggy A. Pritchard  13. WelServe: The DBMS for Capturing and Tracking Welch Medical Library’s Embedded Informationist Service Delivery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions  Catherine K. Craven, Victoria Goode, Claire Twose, Dongming Zhang, and Nancy K. Roderer


    Amy L. Besnoy is a faculty member and reference librarian at the University of San Diego in the Helen K. and James S. Copley Library. Ms. Besnoy’s publications related to information ethics and academic integrity include “Academic Integrity in a Cut and Paste World: Lost Cause or Pedagogical Possibility?” (International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society) and “Detecting Digital Plagiarism on College Campuses” (insITes).