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Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes: A Library and Writing Center Partnership

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Engineering Libraries Division Technical Session 5

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Engineering Libraries

Page Count

17

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https://peer.asee.org/30430

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Samuel R. Putnam University of Florida Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-5521-4546

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Samuel R. Putnam, MLS, is an Engineering Librarian at the University of Florida. His research interests include engineering education, library instruction, technology in libraries, and information-seeking behavior in STEM.

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Amy G. Buhler University of Florida

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Amy G. Buhler is Associate Chair and Engineering Librarian at University of Florida’s Marston Science Library. She started this position in November 2007. Amy handles collection management, library instruction, literature search assistance, and faculty/staff consultations in the areas of Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Prior to her work at Marston, Amy was a medical librarian for six years at the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries where she worked with the College of Dentistry as well as the Departments of Surgery and Neurosurgery. Amy holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. Her research interests consist of assessment of information seeking behaviors, library instruction, and the marketing and outreach of library services.

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Caroline Reed University of Florida

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Jean L Bossart P.E. University of Florida Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7828-6297

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Jean Bossart is an Associate Engineering Librarian at the University of Florida (UF). Ms. Bossart assists students with research, data support, and citation management. In addition, she investigates and integrates creative technologies, such as 3D printing into the STEM discipline library services. She has a BS in chemical engineering and MS in environmental engineering from UF, over 20 years of experience in industry and consulting, and is a licensed professional engineer in Florida.

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Neelam Bharti

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Mickey S. Schafer University of Florida

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lapsed linguist teaching discipline-specific prose

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Abstract

In 2017, a team of five librarians from Marston Science Library at the University of Florida entered into a partnership with the University Writing Program to improve information literacy and lifelong learning amongst undergraduate engineering students in ENC3246. ENC 3246 is a required course with approximately 25 traditional sections a semester and 2 large-enrollment online sections. The principal goal of ENC 3246 is to prepare engineering majors to communicate effectively in their fields by emphasizing the literacy skills employed in professional decision-making. The large, asynchronous online class revealed areas in course design that failed to translate successfully from the traditional classroom to a digital platform, particularly in the area of information literacy. This collaboration is motivated by three goals: to better align course literacy instruction with ABET criterion, customize library instruction to meet student needs with regards to particular assignments, and provide instructional coherence across all sections to support less experienced ENC teachers.

Putnam, S. R., & Buhler, A. G., & Reed, C., & Bossart, J. L., & Bharti, N., & Schafer, M. S. (2018, June), Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes: A Library and Writing Center Partnership Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30430

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