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Science and Technology Section (STS): Information Literacy

Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (2014, Aug. 20). IFLA WLIC 2014 Session 191: Education for Information Literacy Practice.
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Science-specific Framework resources

  • Bryan, J. E., & Karshmer, E. (2015). Using IL threshold concepts for biology: Bees, butterflies, and beetles. College & Research Libraries News, 76(5): 251-255. https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.76.5.9310
  • Cowden, C., & Santiago, M. (2016). Interdisciplinary Explorations: Promoting Critical Thinking via Problem-Based Learning in an Advanced Biochemistry Class. Journal of Chemical Education, 93(3), 464-69. 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00378 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00378
  • Knapp, M., & Brower, S. (2014). The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: Implications for health sciences librarianship. Medical Reference Services Quarterly33(4), 460-468. doi:10.1080/02763869.2014.957098 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02763869.2014.957098
  • Kuglitsch, R. Z. (2015). Teaching for transfer: Reconciling the Framework with disciplinary information literacy. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 15(3): 457-470. doi:10.1353/pla.2015.0040 http://muse.jhu.edu/article/586067
  • Stuart, R. B., & McEwen, L. R. (2016). The safety "Use Case": Co-developing chemical information management and laboratory safety skills. Journal of Chemical Education93(3), 516-526. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00511 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00511
    • an example of practically applying the “Research as Inquiry” and “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” frames to learn laboratory safety
  • Phillips, M., & Lucchesi, S., & Sams, J., & van Susante, P. J. (2015, June). Using direct information literacy assessment to improve mechanical engineering student learning - a report on rubric analysis of student research assignments. Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington. doi:10.18260/p.24999 https://peer.asee.org/24999
    • provides a practical example of how to incorporate the “Searching as Strategic Exploration” frame in a junior level mechanical engineering course
       
  • Meier, John J. (2015). Rapid prototyping active learning: Aligning your favorite teaching within the Framework. Retrieved from https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.palibraries.org/resource/collection/18956736-D7F3-48B9-949C-9C449533991C/Breakout_2.1_Rapid_Prototyping_presentation.pdf
    • presentation at PA Forward Information Literacy Summit 2015, University Park, PA about work with the MATH311W class – Discrete Mathematics – and incorporating these frames from the Framework: Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Scholarship as Conversation, & Information has Value

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