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Information Literacy in the Disciplines

This guide contains links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education

Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Engineering

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Engineering.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs, 2018 – 2019

ALA/ACRL/STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology.2006. Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology. Science & Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Accessed March 18.

2. Related Research

Barsky, Eugene,  Kevin Read, and Aleteia Greenwood. 2011.  “Teaching Matters: increasing Library Visibility through integrated Classroom instruction.” Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and information Practice and Research 6 (1).

Blicblau, A. S., M. Bruwer, and K. Dini. 2015. “Do Engineering Students Perceive that Different Learning and Teaching Modes Improve their Referencing and Citation Skills?” international Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education 44 (1): 3-15.

Brush, Denise A. 2010. “Evaluation of an Audience Response System in Library Orientations for Engineering Students.” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship 60 (2010).

Dotson, Daniel S. and Karen R. Diaz. 2008. “Discipline-Specific Library instruction for Millennial Students.” MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 4 (4): 560-573.

Fosmire, Michael. 2012. “Information Literacy and Engineering Design: Developing an integrated Conceptual Model.” IFLA Journal 38 (1): 47-52.

Hill, Katherine H., Matthew M.  Best, and Anthony P. Dalessio. 2012. “Information Literacy in the Engineering Technologies at the Community College: A Literature Review.” Community & Junior College Libraries 18 (3-4): 151-167.

Jeffryes, Jon and Meghan Lafferty. 2012. “Gauging Workplace Readiness: Assessing the information Needs of Engineering Co-Op Students.” Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 69.

Keilson, Suzanne and Susan Cooperstein. 2007. “Information Literacy, Plagiarism and Engineering Education.” Paper presented at the 37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 10-13.

Li, Ping. 2011. “Science Information Literacy Tutorials and Pedagogy.” Evidence Based Library & information Practice 6 (2): 5-18.

Maness, Jack M. 2006. “An Evaluation of Library instruction Delivered to Engineering Students Using Streaming Video.” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship 47.

Mawhinney, Tara.  2010. “Social Network Sites for Engineers: A Necessary Distraction?” Proceedings of the 1st CEEA Conference, Ontario, June 7-9.

McCullough, Claire L. 2006. “Information Literacy: A Critical Component in Engineering Practice in the Twenty-First Century.” Paper presented at the 2006 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 2-4.

Milne, Craig and Jennifer A. Thomas. 2008. “Are Your Foundations Sound? Information Literacy and the Building of Holistic Professional Practitioners.” Paper presented at the 19th annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Yeppoon, Queensland,  December 7-10.

Milne, Craig, Jennifer A. Thomas, and Graham C. Dawson. 2009. “Sampling Perceptions, Testing Reality: an Evidence-Based Approach to Measurably Improve Information Literacy and Student Research Skills.” Paper presented at the 20th annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: Engineering the Curriculum, Adelaide, South Australia, December 6-9.

Mishra, Alok, Nergiz E. Cagiltay, and Ozkan Kilic. 2007. “Software Engineering Education: Some Important Dimensions.” European Journal of Engineering Education 32 (3): 349-361.

Morrow, Leanne. 2010. “‘Twitter…Sick’: Evolution of an Engineering Information Literacy Session.” Paper presented at the  1st CEEA Conference, Kingston, Ontario, June 7-9.

Murphy Sharon and Nasser Saleh. 2008.”Re-Designing the Library for Design Engineering.” Paper presented at the  the 5th Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia,  July 27-29.

Roberts, Joshua and Jay Bhatt. 2007. “Innovative Approaches to Information Literacy instruction for Engineering Undergraduates at Drexel University.” European Journal of Engineering Education 32 (3): 243-251.

Rodrigues, Ronald J. 2008. “Industry Expectations of the New Engineer.” Science & Technology Libraries 19 (3-4): 179-188.

Stitz, Tammy. 2010. “Learning From Personal Experience What’s Needed in Information Literacy Outreach: an Engineering Student Returns to Her Alma Mater As an Engineering Librarian.” Science & Technology Libraries 29 (3): 189-199.

Taraban, Roman. 2011. “Information Fluency Growth Through Engineering Curricula: analysis of Students’ Text-Processing Skills and Beliefs.” Journal of Engineering Education 100 (2): 397-416.

Torrence, Matt. 2012. “A Review and Evaluation of Services and Resources to Engineers: A Case Study of Outreach and Marketing, Assessment, and Future Directions in a Research Library.” Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 79.

Waters, Natalie, Emily Kasuto, and Fiona McNaughton. 2010. “Partnership Between Engineering Libraries: Identifying Information Literacy Skills for a Successful Transition From Student to Professional.” Science & Technology Libraries 31 (1): 124-132.

Welker, andrea L., Alfred Fry, Leslie McCarthy, and John Komlos. 2010. “An integrated Approach to Information Literacy instruction in Civil Engineering.” Paper presented at the Fall Mid-Atlantic ASEE Conference, Villanova, Pennsylvania, October 15-16.

Yu, Fei, Jan Sullivan, and Leith Woodall. 2006. “What Can Students’ Bibliographies Tell Us? Evidence Based information Skills Teaching for Engineering Students.” Evidence Based Library and information Practice 1 (2): 12-22.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Koşar, T. F. “In-Flight Mechanics Experiments.” Accessed March 18.

Vella, Lia. “Information has Value and Why this Matters.” Accessed March 18.

Wilkes, Janelle, Julie Godwin, and Lisa J. Gurney. 2015. “Developing Information Literacy and Academic Writing Skills Through the Collaborative Design of an Assessment Task for First Year Engineering Students.” Australian Academic & Research Libraries 46 (3): 164-175.