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Outside of the academic garden: Lifelong learning for engineers

DeJong, Mary and Holliday, Wendy (2016) Outside of the academic garden: Lifelong learning for engineers. In: Library Instruction West 2016, June 8-10, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Recent discourse in information literacy and scholarly communication has centered on questions of information access and privilege. In essence, when we teach students to use our highly-specialized, subscription-only resources, are we setting them off on a path up a false summit? At Northern Arizona University, we are partnering with our engineering program to tailor our information literacy curricula to students' long-term needs. We presented the results of our initial environmental scan, including focus groups and interviews with engineers, to better understand the information needs and access issues facing our graduates. We also discussed what these findings mean for curriculum design, including not only open access options for locating engineering information, but broader issues of information privilege and access so that our students can navigate and help shape a more open and equitable future for lifelong access and lifelong learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: information literacy; engineering; engineering education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Cline Library
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 20:32
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2930

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