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