The Science and Engineering Library and the University Libraries' Information Literacy Collaborative hosted a 1 1/2 day seminar for instructors in the Institute of Technology on May 19-20, 2010. The seminar introduced participants to a variety of services, tools, and skill sets that the library and librarians can use to help support instructors and students in their teaching and learning and offered consultations for integrating these resources into current and future assignments.

Seminar Readings:

Mackey, Thomas P., and Trudi E. Jacobson (2005). "Information Literacy: A Collaborative Endeavor." /College Teaching/ 53.4: 140.

Rodrigues, Ronald J. (2001). "Industry Expectations of the "New Engineer." /Science & Technology Libraries/, 19.3:179-188.

2010 Sessions

The Library's Role in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Janice Jaguszewski
-Presentation Slides


Paul Strykowski, IT Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
-Presentation Slides

Advanced Searching

Google for Researchers, Web of Science
Jon Jeffryes
-Session Recording
-Google for Researchers Online Workshop
-Web of Science: Research Made Easy Online Workshop

Keep up with literature and productivity tools

Citation Managers
Jody Kempf, Meghan Lafferty
-Session Recording
-Zotero Basics Online Workshop
-Zotero 101 Online Workshop
-Introduction to EndNote Online Workshop
-Google for Researchers Online Workshop (see Google Reader)
-Citation Managers Comparison Chart
-RSS in Plain English
-Google Reader in Plain English
-Getting Started with Google Reader

What library research skills do students need to know to be successful in science and engineering?

Kate Peterson

Publishing and Open Access

Kris Fowler
-Transforming Scholarly Communication


Nancy Sims
-Session Recording

Data Management

Lisa Johnston, Meghan Lafferty
-Data Management Planning Checklist

Assignment Dissection

Christina Petersen,
Kate Peterson

-Writing Effective Objectives Slides
-Faculty Survey Results


Kate Peterson
-Bibliography for Future Reading
-Science and Engineering Library Brochure
-Improving Student Research: A Faculty and Instructor Guide