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This Work in Progress paper describes a pilot program of integrating a librarian-led guest lecture into a first-year engineering program. While many first-year engineering programs historically have provided students with a lecture-based survey of the different potential pathways for an engineering career, students increasingly are expected to complete meaningful design projects within these programs. This change creates opportunities to introduce first-year engineering students to the complexities of the engineering information landscape via information literacy instruction. To address this gap in the curriculum at Vanderbilt University, we developed a partnership between a first-year engineering program and a university library to introduce students to specialized, technical information sources through an information literacy instructional intervention led by a team of engineering librarians. In this Works in Progress paper, we describe the design and delivery of this pilot intervention, as well as share our proposed methods for assessing the efficacy of this intervention for future student cohorts.
Carroll, A. J., & Borycz, J. D., & Vernon, J. (2020, June), Work in Progress: Integrating Information Literacy into a Multidisciplinary First-year Engineering Program Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35655
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