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Structured Introduction to Information Literacy Using a Scaffold Project in an Introductory Engineering Course

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Foundations for Pedagogical Success

Tagged Division

Engineering Libraries

Page Count

15

DOI

10.18260/p.25894

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/25894

Download Count

219

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Tanya Kunberger P.E. Florida Gulf Coast University

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Dr. Kunberger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in the U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Kunberger received her B.C.E. and certificate in Geochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a minor in Soil Science from North Carolina State University. Her areas of specialization are geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. Educational areas of interest are self-efficacy and persistence in engineering and development of an interest in STEM topics in K-12 students.

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Chris Geiger Florida Gulf Coast University

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Chris Geiger is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1999 and 2003, respectively, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1996.

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Kimberly A. Reycraft Florida Gulf Coast University

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Kim Reycraft earned a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Policy and worked in that field for a number of years before becoming a librarian. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Florida State University, and has been serving as the liaison librarian for science, technology, engineering and math at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2012.

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Abstract

Faculty from two engineering departments teamed with Florida Gulf Coast University’s STEM Librarian to develop an instructional module for delivery in the introductory engineering course in an effort to increase the student’s awareness of both the resources available through the library as well as methodology of discriminating amongst multiple references. This paper will detail the information literacy module components, briefly describe the course in which it is placed, summarize the related project assignments, and present an analysis of various student project reference sections to begin to quantify the potential impact of the module on student performance. Assignment modifications over various semesters as well as the future direction of the research will also be included.

Kunberger, T., & Geiger, C., & Reycraft, K. A. (2016, June), Structured Introduction to Information Literacy Using a Scaffold Project in an Introductory Engineering Course Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25894

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