Research Forum Science & Technology Section ALA Annual Conference, 2009: Chicago, IL

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Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Sponsored by the STS Research Committee

The Research Forum provides an excellent opportunity to share recent research addressing issues in science and technology librarianship.

The following papers will be presented. Julia Gelfand, editor of Science & Technology Libraries, will serve as the guest commentator and offer critiques of each.

Featured Paper (30 minutes)

Assumptions of Originality: Plagiarism, Patchwriting, and the Engineering Master's Thesis,” by Edward Eckel, Western Michigan University. Presentation online

Short Papers (10 minutes each)

“The Case for a Scientific Institutional Repository: A View from the Laboratory,” by Cecelia Brown and June Abbas, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Presentation online

One Person, Many Responsibilities: An Analysis of Science and Technology Library Job Descriptions,” by John Meier, Pennsylvania State University. Presentation online

“Rocket Science Can Be Understood: Librarians as STEM Faculty Outreach Partners,” by Melanie Sellar, Marymount College.  Presentation online

Call for papers