Presentation Title

Chemical Information Literacy: Role of a subject librarian in interactive learning designed for undergraduate chemical science students

Presenter Information

Neelam BhartiFollow

Location

Room 1220B

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The majority of undergraduate students are not very familiar with literature searching in chemistry, their lab course in college is their first real experience searching and citing chemical literature. During this session, I will discuss the approach used at the University of Florida for undergraduate students in chemical information literacy. The approach was created by librarian working with faculty for chemistry lab courses, where the students learn the research skill and citation management with interactive hands on sessions and group presentations. The presentation will be a description of the process used and the end results based on class assignments.

Presentation Description

After working as an organic chemist for 10 years, last year I got attracted towards the library science and chemistry resources. Currently I am working as a chemical sciences librarian at University of Florida. This transition encouraged me to explore the possibilities how a Librarian with lab experience can contribute to the research progress and bridge a gap between the subject faculty and library. At the same time, it can make an impact on students learning, research strategies advancement and overall educational development.

Keywords

Librarian, research skill, undergraduates, interactive learning

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 8:30 AM Oct 10th, 9:45 AM

Chemical Information Literacy: Role of a subject librarian in interactive learning designed for undergraduate chemical science students

Room 1220B

The majority of undergraduate students are not very familiar with literature searching in chemistry, their lab course in college is their first real experience searching and citing chemical literature. During this session, I will discuss the approach used at the University of Florida for undergraduate students in chemical information literacy. The approach was created by librarian working with faculty for chemistry lab courses, where the students learn the research skill and citation management with interactive hands on sessions and group presentations. The presentation will be a description of the process used and the end results based on class assignments.