STS General Discussion Group ALA Midwinter Meeting - Philadelphia, PA Saturday January 30 - 2-4 pm - PCC 103C


Instruction in Science and Technology Libraries
Web Instruction and Faculty Collaborations

Please join us for presentations on the following topics:

  • Collaborating with faculty in a human genetics class -   Marty Courtois, George Washington University and Flora Shrode, University of  Tennessee
  • Library support for student poster projects in physiology - Fred Stoss, University of Buffalo
  • Developing web tutorials for agriculture and the life sciences information sources - Janet Hughes and Helen Smith, Penn State.
  • Collaborating with faculty in developing an electronic syllabus for an evolutionary biology class - Carole Ann Fabian, University of Buffalo

The following web links have been provided by members of STS-L as examples of web tutorials and guides that may be useful for other science librarians looking for ideas for their own web pages, or for programs that feature collaboration with teaching faculty in providing library instruction.

Web Guides & Tutorials

Anne Prestamo, Science & Engineering Reference Librarian, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University

Searching ProQuest Direct - An Interactive Tutorial

Tutorial - Library Research Survival Guide for BIOL 1114

Mike Culbertson, Engineering Librarian, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO

Atmospheric Science Guide

Engineering Guide

Dolores Fidishun, Head Librarian, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Library Tour - Graphical Location and Description of the Library

LIAS (Library Information Access System) Search Tutorial

Dency Kahn, Science/Engineering Librarian, Olin Library, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Preparing for Job Interviews

Options for Searching INSPEC

Jill Newby, Science Bibliographer, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Research Guide for Distance Education Nursing Students

Library and Internet Resources for Construction Management Technology

Janet Hughes and Helen Smith, Biological Sciences Librarians, Pattee Library, Penn State University, University Park PA

Introductory Guide to Searching for Agriculture Information

Introductory Guide to Searching for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Food Science Information

General Agriculture Information

Faculty Collaboration

Judy Lichtman, Reference Librarian, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Judy collaborated with a chemistry faculty member to design an Internet chemistry assignment.

Internet Chemistry Assignment

Carole Ann Fabian, Asst. Librarian, Science & Engineering Library, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Carole Ann collaborated with a biology professor to develop a web site for a Evolutionary Biology Course.  Available at:


Articles suggested by STS-L librarians:

Anne Prestamo. "Development of Web-based Tutorials for Online Databases." Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. Winter 1998, No.17. Available at:

Chemical Librarianship: Challenges and Opportunities, Science& Technology Libraries, 16(3/4) 1997.

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Fall 1997, no.16 .  Library instruction in science and technology libraries is the theme of this issue of ISTL.

For suggestions or questions, please contact Jill Newby, Co-Chair STS General Discussion Group, Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

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Content last updated:  June 16, 1999