ASEE-ELD: nominations sought

Oct 13, 2006 by

Nominations are being sought for the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Director for the Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE. You may nominate yourself, or someone else. Election to the ELD Secretary/Treasurer is a four-year job assignment, with the workload heaviest during the program chair year. The person is Secretary/Treasurer for the first year (leading up to and including 2008, Pittsburgh), program chair for the 2nd year (2009, Austin, Texas), division chair for the 3rd year (2010, Louisville, Kentucky), and then chair of the nominations committee for the 4th year (2011 Vancouver, Canada). The Director serves a 2-year term. Not to be confused with the division chair, the director is an additional member of the executive committee who organizes the banquet for 2008 in Pittsburgh and helps organize (with the membership chair) the ELD Welcome Reception...

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ASEE-ELD: call for papers

Aug 31, 2006 by

The SmoothPaper online submission system is now open for submissions to the ASEE’s Engineering Libraries Division program for the the annual conference in Honolulu, HI. Deadline is October 4th at 5 PM. The following topics are suggested; they are not mandatory. Applications of Course Management Technologies in Engineering How are webCT, Blackboard or any other course management systems used by engineering librarians? Use of RSS, Wikis and ipods in distance learning. (Combining these two areas in one session; This depends on the number of abstracts received and accepted) Managing and Mentoring (such as breaking in to engineering librarianship and related issues) Panel discussion with new librarians and senior librarians on Challenges and Opportunities for New Engineering Librarians. Budget and Strategic Planning International library job exchanges Emergency Preparedness Use of libraries in Emergency Preparedness Experiences...

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ASEE-ELD: volunteering opportunity...

Aug 30, 2006 by

The Extended Executive Committee of the Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE is looking for members who would be interested in helping organize an Information Literacy Special Interest Group. A webpage would be created containing teaching objects, handouts, tutorials and the like that members are interested in sharing with colleagues. If interested, email Kate Thomes with a brief description of what you would envision in a Special Interest Group devoted to information literacy and what you would bring to the...

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ASEE-ELD award winners announced...

Apr 7, 2006 by

The Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE announced its award winners earlier this week. Readers of EngLib have seen this name here before. Roddy MacLeod (of EEVL fame) and Jim Corlett won the 2006 Best Reference Work Award for their work on the 4th edition of Information Sources in Engineering the 2006 Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award goes to Linda R. Musser, Head of the Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library at the Pennsylvania State University. The 2006 Best Publication Award goes to Gül E. Okudan-Kremer, Ph.D. and Bonnie A. Osif, Ed.D. for their article “Effect of Guided Research Experience on Product Design Performance,” Journal of Engineering Education 94, no. 2 (2005): 255-262. Congrats to the...

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ASEE-ELD election in progress

Mar 10, 2006 by

The election for the new board members of the Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE started today. You can vote by electronic ballot (also accessible at the ELD home page. You need your membership number (check your membership card or the label on your copy of PRISM. Voting will conclude on March...

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ASEE-ELD Get Acquainted/SIG session...

Feb 20, 2006 by

A must at any ASEE-Engineering Libraries Division annual conference is the Get Acquainted/Special Interest Group session. The 2006 moderator, Aleteia Greenwood, is seeking input into the subjects to be covered in the SIG part of the session. A form has been created to identify both the intended participants and the topics of high interest. Potential topics include: Collaborating with faculty on research or teaching Open access/scholarly publishing Co-hosting a journal (institutional department and library) User surveys/evaluation/feedback Digital repositories (what do we want to put in them?) Digitizing resources such as government reports Training Engineering Librarians Power of consortia Package deals for journals Technology used by librarians: podcasting? Webcasting? Knowledge sharing tools/Impact of these kinds of technology? How are librarians using RSS feeds? Blogs (Success stories) Google (Have we had enough yet? Google as a...

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