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Engineering Librarian Participation In Technology Curricular Redesign: Lifelong Learning, Information Literacy, And Abet Criterion 3.

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

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June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

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June 23, 2010



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New Collaborations

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Engineering Libraries

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15.490.1 - 15.490.13



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Megan Sapp Nelson Purdue University

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Michael Fosmire Purdue University Libraries -- PHYS

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18. MacAlpine, B.; Uddin, M., Integrating Information Literacy Across the Engineering Design Curriculum. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings 2009, AC 2009-1586. 19. Nerz, H. F.; Weiner, S. T., Information Competencies: A Strategic Approach. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings 2001, 5821-5831. 20. Riley, D.; Piccinino, R.; Moriarty, M.; Jones, L., Assessing Information Literacy in Engineering: Integrating a College-Wide Program with ABET-driven Assessment. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings 2009, AC 2009-1391. 21. Macklin, A. S.; Fosmire, M., A Blueprint for Progress: Collaborating with Faculty to Integrate Information Literacy Into the Curriculum at Purdue University. Resource Sharing & Information Networks 2004, 17 (1/2), 43-56. 22. Trussell, A. J.; Youngman, D., ABET 2000 and Ethics: Partnering with Librarians to Embed Ethics in Course Curricula. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings 2004, 85-91. 23. Purdue University. New Synergies: Purdue University Strategic Plan 2008-2014; Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN, 2009. 24. College of Technology, Purdue University’Changing Today, Improving Tomorrow’. Purdue University College of Technology StrategicPlan 2009-2014; Purdue University: 2009.

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Strategic Support and Integration of Lifelong Learning Skills ECET Draft Plan September 2009

Introduction What is information literacy? And how is it related to lifelong learning? Information literacy as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is ‘…the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.’1 Information literacy, as defined above and used by librarians, is critical to the ability for students to become fully capable lifelong learners. The rapid growth of information in all fields of study, but most particularly in technical degree programs, means that students will not learn all there is to know about their chosen profession before leaving school. Thus, they need to gain the skills to be lifelong learners to keep-up with the innovations and changes in their profession. ‘Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know knowledge is organized, how to find information and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand.’2 Purdue University Strategic Plan Goals Purdue University highlights the need for these skills in the most recent strategic plan in Goal 1,

Sapp Nelson, M., & Fosmire, M. (2010, June), Engineering Librarian Participation In Technology Curricular Redesign: Lifelong Learning, Information Literacy, And Abet Criterion 3. Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--16183

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