Embedded Information Literacy Instruction for Upper Level Engineering Undergraduates in an Intensive Writing Course
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2018, Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 2018, 2018 Jane Stephens, Pauline Melgoza, David E. Hubbard, Chad Pearson, and Gary Wan. This study describes and assesses a pilot program to provide information literacy instruction to undergraduate engineering students in a writing intensive course. Working in teams, students complete a professional paper that requires them to identify and analyze a topic on mechanical power. Instruction is delivered through a consultation model that embeds librarians in student teams. Findings indicate that these students receive customized instruction, use the class guide to identify and access library resources independently, and to a lesser extent, use interlibrary loan to acquire needed materials. Scalability is challenging, but suggestions for improvement are discussed.
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Stephens, J., Melgoza, P., Hubbard, D. E., Pearson, C. J., & Wan, G.