Integrating Information Literacy into the Chemistry Curriculum

Charity Lovitt (Redaktør) ; Kristen Shuyler (Redaktør) ; Ye Li (Redaktør)

Information literacy-the ability to find, evaluate, and use information resources-is an important skill for future chemists. Students and scientists need to distinguish between information provided by Wikipedia, ChemSpider, research journals, and The New York Times, depending on the intended use of the information sought. Les mer
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Information literacy-the ability to find, evaluate, and use information resources-is an important skill for future chemists. Students and scientists need to distinguish between information provided by Wikipedia, ChemSpider, research journals, and The New York Times, depending on the intended use of the information sought. Instructors and librarians may often teach these skills through stand-alone database demonstrations, video tutorials, and lectures. However, it is
possible to teach these skills in a more contextual and integrated manner by designing chemistry assignments that incorporate information literacy as a learning outcome. This book will prove useful for librarians and chemistry instructors who are designing courses in which students develop
information literacy in the context of a chemistry course at two-year colleges, public and private universities, and high schools.

The chapters in this book review the current state of information literacy in chemistry and provide concrete examples of assignments and interventions aimed at teaching information literacy skills in chemistry curricula. A wide range of options are offered for integrating information literacy into college-level chemistry courses, including general chemistry, organic chemistry, science courses for students not majoring in science, and chemistry capstone research courses.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Chemical Information Literacy: A Brief History and Current Practices
2. Building Data and Information Literacy in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum
3. Teaching Chemical Safety and Information Skills Using Risk Assessment
4. Is It Scholarly?
5. Chemistry in Context: Integrating Chemical Information Literacy, Scientific Writing, and Contemporary Issues in the First-Year Undergraduate Curriculum
6. Incorporating Chemical Information Literacy into Large Organic Chemistry Classes through the Laboratory
7. Integrating Information Literacy and Research Strategies into a Sophomore Chemistry Course: A New Collaboration
8. Reading, Writing, and Peer Review: Engaging With Chemical Literature in a 200-Level Analytical Chemistry Course
9. Research Strategy for Searching the Literature More Effectively
10. Learning through Two Lenses: An Analysis of Chemistry Students' Information Literacy Skills
11. Chemistry and Information Literacy for Informed Citizens: Creating and Implementing a Chemistry Research Assignment Using News Media
12. Teaching Climate Change Concepts and the Nature of Science: A Library Activity To Identify Sources of Climate Change Misconceptions
13. Improving Information Literacy through Wikipedia Editing in the Chemistry Classroom: Lessons Learned
14. Debunking Pseudoscience: A Video Project To Promote Critical Thinking About Scientific Information in a General Chemistry Course
15. Student Engagement Through Writing: An Undergraduate e-Journal Project
Editors' Biographies
Indexes

Om forfatteren

Charity Flener Lovitt is a lecturer in Division of Physical Sciences in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Washington Bothell. Prior to University of Washington Bothell, she served on the faculty at Seattle University, Seattle Central College, and Bellevue College. She was a faculty member at Seattle University when she helped organize the 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education symposium that inspired this
book. She received her PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kristen Shuyler is Director of Outreach and Partnerships at James Madison University Libraries and Educational Technologies. Her current scholarship work is in the area of academic library outreach. She was a Science and Engineering Librarian and Information Services Coordinator at Seattle University when she helped organize the 2014 BCCE symposium that inspired this book. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Washington.

Ye Li was the Chemistry Librarian at the University of Michigan during the time when she co-edited this book. Dr. Li is currently the Scholarly Communications and Instruction Librarian in the Arthur Lakes Library at the Colorado School of Mines. She received her PhD in Chemistry and Master in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa.