2018 Annual Conference

2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 24-27, 2018

2018 ELD Program

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Time Sunday, June 24 Monday, June 25 Tuesday, June 26 Wednesday, June 27
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.  [U221] Sunday Workshop: The Fundamentals of Engineering Librarianship [ticket]

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Room 260 A, Convention Center – Salt Palace

This workshop will focus on helping newer engineering librarians learn skills needed to serve engineering students and faculty. The workshop will be led by three or four seasoned engineering librarians.


  1. Mr. Kevin P Drees

    Oklahoma State University

    Kevin P. Drees is the Engineering Librarian at Oklahoma State University – Stillwater where he has been employed since 2002. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas and an M.L.S. from Emporia State University. He serves on the Publications and Mentoring Committees in the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

  2. Mr. Mel DeSart

    University of Washington

    Mel DeSart is the Head of the Engineering Library at the University of Washington

  3. Ms. Kari A. Kozak
    University of Iowa
    Kari Kozak is the Head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library at the University of Iowa.
  4. Mr. Tom C. Volkening

    Michigan State University

    Tom Volkening is the Engineering Librarian at Mchigan State University.

Sponsor: ASTM International(Booth 721)

[M193] Monday Plenary

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Grand Ballroom A-H, Convention Center – Salt Palace

In recognition of our “125 Years at the Heart of Engineering Education” anniversary celebration, an acting troupe will offer a dramatic representation of ASEE through the years. The troupe is directed by Jeffrey Steiger, known for his unique theatrical presentations of academe-themed issues.


ELD Executive Committee Meeting

Time: TBD
Location: TBD


[T121] ELD Business Meeting [ticket]

Location: Salon D, HQ Hotel – Marriott at City Creek
Breakfast Sponsors: IET (Booth 902) & ASME (Booth 202) 
Travel Stipend Sponsors: 
, Elsevier (Booth 313), IEEE (Booth 707, 806) & Morgan & Claypool (Booth 803)
Bernhardt Award Sponsor: 
ASTM International(Booth 721)

[W121] Technical Session 1

Location: Salon D, HQ Hotel – Marriott at City CreekModerators: Emily K Hart

  1. Beyond Our Horizon: Reaching out to Engineering Faculty to Teach Spatial Literacy [view paper] [view presentation] Sylvia George-Williams (Southern Methodist University) and Jessie Marshall Zarazaga (Southern Methodist University)
  2. How to Be a Subject Specialist When You Aren’t: Engineering Librarianship for the Non-engineer [view paper]Ms. Crystal L. Renfro (Kennesaw State University) and Ms. Lori J. Ostapowicz Critz (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  3. Project Shhh! A Library Design Contest for Engineering Students [view paper]Lindsay Anderberg (New York University), Dr. Matthew Frenkel (New York University), and Mr. Mikolaj Wilk (New York University)
  4. Engineering Information for Non-engineers: A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Application of the ACRL Framework [view paper]Chelsea Leachman (Washington State University)


Breakfast Sponsor: IEEE (Booth 707, 806) & AWS (Booth 101)

Technical Session Sponsor: ICE (Booth 524)

9:45 – 11:15 am [M296C] Focus on Exhibits

Location: Exhibit Hall A B & C, Convention Center – Salt Palace

[T293] Tuesday PlenaryBest Paper Recognition

Location: Grand Ballroom A-H, Convention Center – Salt Palace

Join your friends and colleagues as we recognize the winners of the 2017 Best Overall PIC Paper, Best Overall Zone Paper, and Best Diversity Paper!

11:30 am –
1:00 pm
[M321] ELD Welcome & Lightning Talks [ticket]

Location: Salon E, HQ Hotel – Marriott at City Creek
Moderator: Sarah Parker (University of British Columbia)

Sponsor: SAE (Booth 519)


[T321] Engineering Libraries Division Poster Session

Location: Exhibit Hall A B & C, Convention Center – Salt Palace
Moderator:  Susan K. Boyd

  1. Ten Ways Academic Libraries Can Help their Departments Increase Retention of Women Engineering Students [view paper]Ms. Jean L Bossart P.E. (University of Florida) and Dr. Neelam Bharti (Affiliation unknown)
  2. Engineering Graduate Student Information Literacy: Are We Meeting the Need? [view paper]Ms. Leena N Lalwani (University of Michigan), Jamie M. Niehof (University of Michigan), and Mr. Paul F. Grochowski (University of Michigan)
  3. Leveraging Python to Improve Quality of Metadata of Engineering Faculty Publication Records [view paper]Ms. Qianjin Zhang (University of Iowa)
  4. Making All the Gears Drive the Machine: New Library Collections and Services for Starting a Mechanical Engineering Program [view paper]Ms. Kelly Peterson-Fairchild (Dixie State University) and Mr. John Burns (Dixie State University)
[W321] Technical Session 5 [ticket]

Location: Salon F, HQ Hotel – Marriott at City Creek

Moderator: Judith Pasek


  1. Assessment of Library Instruction for Freshmen Engineering Students [view paper]Mr. Jeff McAdams (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) and Dr. Rebecca Croxton (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
  2. Effective Methods of Engineering Information Literacy: Initial Steps of a Systematic Literature Review and Observations About the Literature [view paper]Margaret Phillips (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Amy S. Van Epps (Harvard University), Mrs. Nastasha E. Johnson (Purdue University, West Lafayette), and Mr. David A. Zwicky (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
  3. Detecting Information Literacy: Choose Your Own Adventure Video Series [view paper]Ms. Kari Kozak (University of Iowa), Claire M. Szeszycki (University of Iowa), and David Snyder (University of Iowa)
  4. Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes: A Library and Writing Center Partnership [view paper]Mr. Samuel R. Putnam (University of Florida), Mrs. Amy G. Buhler (University of Florida), Caroline Reed (University of Florida), Ms. Jean L Bossart P.E. (University of Florida), Dr. Neelam Bharti (Affiliation unknown), and Dr. Mickey S. Schafer (University of Florida)

Lunch Sponsor: AWS (Booth 101) & ASCE (Booth 218)

Technical Session Sponsor: Techstreet (Not exhibiting)

1:30 – 3:00 pm [U421] Technical Session 4

Time: 1:15 – 2:45

Location: Room 254 B, Convention Center – Salt Palace

Moderator: Christa Michelle Spence

Papers Presented
  1. Graduate Research Data Management Course Content: Teaching the Data Management Plan (DMP) [view paper]Dr. Joseph H. Holles (University of Wyoming) and Mr. Larry Schmidt (University of Wyoming)
  2. Work In Progress: A Snapshot of OER Adoption in Engineering Mechanics Courses [view paper]Dr. Jacob Preston Moore (Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto) and Dr. Thomas L. Reinsfelder (Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto)
  3. Teaching Research Data Management: It Takes a Team to Do It Right! [view paper]Mr. Larry Schmidt (University of Wyoming) and Dr. Joseph H Holles (University of Wyoming)
  4. Long-term Preservation of Deprecated Media: How Can Libraries Provide Information From Today’s CD-ROMs in the Future? [view paper]Jamie M. Niehof (University of Michigan), Lance Stuchell (University of Michigan), Ms. Leena N. Lalwani (University of Michigan), and Mr. Paul F. Grochowski (University of Michigan)

Sponsor: ACS (Not Exhibiting)

[T421] Technical Session 3

Location: Room 155 F, Convention Center – Salt PalaceModerator: Laura A MosherPapers:

  1. Applicability of Evidence-based Acquisition Model to Collection Development in Engineering Subjects [view paper]Mrs. Daniela Solomon (Case Western Reserve University) and Mr. Brian C. Gray (Case Western Reserve University)
  2. Is It Worth It? Implementation of Electronic Lab Notebook Software Among the STEM Community at an American University in the UAE [view paper]Mrs. Amani Magid (New York University, Abu Dhabi)
  3. Chemical Pricing Information for Student Design Projects and Cost Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities [view paper]Mr. David E. Hubbard (Texas A&M University)
  4. ​​Empowering Underrepresented Groups to Excel in STEM Through Research Sprint[view paper]Mr. Daniel Christe (Drexel University), Mr. Jay J. Bhatt (Drexel University), Dr. Christopher Michael Sales (Drexel University), and Yaghoob Farnam (Drexel University)

Sponsor: Begell House (Booth 720)

[W421] Workshop: Advice for Mid-Career Librarians

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Location: Room 155 F, Convention Center – Salt Palace
Moderator: Julia M. Gelfand

  1. Mr. Mel DeSart

    University of Washington

    Mel DeSart is the Head of the Engineering Library at the University of Washington.

  2. Ms. Anne E Rauh

    Syracuse University

    Anne E. Rauh is a Collection Development and Analysis Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. She has presented at conferences throughout the country and has published extensively on Science and Engineering Librarianship.

  3. Mr. Michael J White

    Queen’s University

    Michael White is the librarian for research services in the Engineering and Science Library at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

  4. Prof. Amy S. Van Epps

    Harvard University

    Amy Van Epps is the Director for Science and Engineering Services at the Cabot Science Library at Harvard.

A panel of experienced librarians will give helpful tips for mid-career engineering librarians.

Sponsor: AIAA (Not exhibiting)

3:15 – 4:45 pm [U521] Technical Session 2

Time: 3:00 – 4:30

Location: Room 252, Convention Center – Salt Palace

Moderator: Patricia A. Watkins

Papers Presented
  1. Reinforcing Information Fluency: Instruction Collaboration in Senior Capstone Laboratory Course [view paper]Dr. William W. Tsai (California State University, Maritime Academy) and Amber Janssen MLIS (California State University, Maritime Academy)
  2. Innovative Uses of Social Media in Information Literacy Education, Library Outreach, and User Engagement: An International Perspective [view paper]Ms. Qing Li (IEEE)
  3. Using a Flipped Lesson to Improve Information Literacy Outcomes in a First-year Design Class [view paper]Brianna B. Buljung (Colorado School of Mines) and Leslie Light (Colorado School of Mines)
  4. Understanding the Significance of Integrating Codes and Standards into the Learning Environment [view paper]Prof. Virginia Charter P.E. (Oklahoma State University), Dr. Bryan Lawrence Hoskins (Oklahoma State University), and Samuel B. Montgomery (Oklahoma State University)

Sponsor: IOPP (Not exhibiting)

[M5112A] Co-Sponsored Panel Session:
Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Location: Room 255 F, Convention Center – Salt PalaceModerator: Dr. Frazier BenyaDescription: Responding to growing awareness of sexual harassment in academia, the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine initiated a study on the impacts of sexual harassment on the career advancement of women in these disciplines in academia. Four members of the CWSEM will discuss the report, the findings, and recommendations for engineering education faculty and administrators.*************************[M534] 2018 Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat of Engineering Education? [ticket]Location: Grand Ballroom J, Convention Center – Salt PalaceModerator: Dr. Atsushi Akera and Prof. Joe TranquilloDescription: For this year’s Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting, participants will be given an opportunity to share their experiences in transforming engineering education, while also contributing directly to an NSF-sponsored study on this topic. Unlike medicine, the engineering profession establishes new standards for engineering education through a distributed system of governance that mirrors the distributed structure of the profession. At the same time, many of us pursue educational innovation, continuous improvement, and unique institutional solutions in ways that maintain a productive tension with efforts to set common standards in engineering education.

[W521] ELD Extended Executive Committee

Location:Room 250 A, Convention Center – Salt Palace

This session is used by division leaders to review the conference and division activities as well as to begin planning for next year.

5:00-6:00 pm [U696] ASEE Division Mixer

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom A-H, Convention Center – Salt Palace

[M696] Focus on Exhibits
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Location:  Exhibit Hall A B & C, Convention Center – Salt Palace
6:00-9:00 pm [U796B] FOCUS ON EXHIBITS: Welcome Reception

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Exhibit Hall A B & C, Convention Center – Salt Palace



ELD Social

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: Squatters147 West Broadway (300 South)
Sponsor: SPIE (not exhibiting)
Organizer: Mel DeSart (University of Washington)

[M721] ELD Welcome Reception [ticket] 

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Cucina Toscana in the Vivace room. 282 S. 300 W.
 IEEE (Booth 707, 806)
Organizer: Bernadette Ewen (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)Reserve your spot Today!
[T721] ELD Annual Banquet [ticket] 

Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Finca, 327 W 200 South
Sponsor: Elsevier (Booth 313)
Organizer: John Napp (University of Toledo)

Reserve your spot today!

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2018 ELD Call for Papers

The Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is seeking abstracts for consideration for presentation at the 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 24th to June 27th. ELD accepts abstracts for full-length presentations and posters and welcomes abstracts from or joint presentations with members of other divisions. Topics of interest include, but are not interested to:

  • Open educational resources
  • Basics of engineering librarianship for new librarians
  • Electronic resources in engineering
  • Collection development in the age of PDA, DDA, and EBA
  • Flexible learning
  • Teaching engineering information to non-engineers
  • Recruiting new engineering librarians and
  • Marketing and outreach activities

Papers on inclusion are also always welcome; to qualify for the Society’s Best Diversity Paper, diversity and inclusion must be the focus of the paper.

Abstract submission will be open from September 5 until October 16. Submit your abstracts at: https://www.asee.org/public/person_sessions/new

Please direct any questions to Willie Baer, ELD Program Chair, at wbaer@nd.edu.
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2018 Travel Stipend Winners

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2018 Sponsors

ELD thanks all its generous sponsors for their support during the 2018 Annual Conference and throughout the year.

For questions regarding future sponsorship of ELD activites and programming, contact contact Amy Buhler, Development Committee Chair at: abuhler(at)ufl.edu




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