2023 Annual Conference

Please join us for the 2023 ASEE/ELD conference in Baltimore, MD, on June 25-28, 2023.

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2023 ELD Program

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Sunday, June 25 Monday, June 26 Tuesday, June 27 Wednesday, June 28
ELD WORKSHOP: Research Proposal Writing for Librarians

1:00 – 3:30 PM


Monday Plenary

8:00 – 9:00 AM

(see ASEE Conference Program for Monday Plenary details)

Tuesday Plenary

8:00 – 9:00 AM

(see ASEE Conference Program for Tuesday Plenary details)

Topical Plenaries

8:00 – 9:00 AM

(see ASEE Conference Program for details)

Focus on Exhibits: Networking Break and ASEE Division Poster Session

9:15-10:45 AM

Annual Business Meeting

9:15 – 10:45 AM

ELD TS4: Outreach & Collaboration

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


ASEE Division Mixer

3:30 – 5:00 PM


ELD TS1: Engineering Librarianship

11:00 – 12:30 PM

Speed Dating with Databases and Tools

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM



12:30 – 1:30 PM


12:30 – 1:30 PM


12:30 – 1:30 PM

ELD TS5: Collections & Spaces

1:30 – 3:00 PM


Exhibit Hall Opening & Taste of the Town

5:00 – 7:00 PM


ELD Lightning Talks

1:30 – 3:00 PM

ELD TS 2: Understanding Our Users

1:30 – 3:30 PM


ELD Extended Executive Committee

3:15 – 4:45 PM


ELD Social

7:00 – 10:00 PM


ELD Roundtable Discussions

3:15 – 4:45 PM


ELD TS3: Instruction & Information Literacy

3:15 – 4:45 PM


ASEE President’s Farewell Reception

6:00 – 7:30 PM

ELD Welcome Reception

7:00 – 10:00 PM

ELD Annual Banquet

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Sunday, June 25

ELD WORKSHOP, 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Location: 316 Baltimore CC

Research Proposal Writing for Librarians

Presenters: Amy G. Buhler (University of Florida), Megan R Sapp Nelson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Ashley Sands (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

This workshop provides an introduction to research proposal writing for librarians. 

Do you want to learn more about available grants for your research? Are you scared of approaching possible research collaborators? Do you know about the do’s and don’ts of applying for state and federal grants? How much do you really know about the IRB process? Overall, how do you make sure that your proposal will sway a funder and convince an IRB that your research has value and possible impact?

This workshop will cover these topics:

  • Identify possible grants for research
  • Strategize how to find research collaborators
  • Learn about do’s and don’t when applying for state and federal grants
  • Identify what IRBs are and how they apply when conducting research
  • Determine whether IRB approval is needed
  • Learn key points to include when writing research proposal

ASEE Division Mixer, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Networking opportunity and a chance for divisions to showcase and promote themselves to prospective members. Tables staffed by participating divisions may feature contests and prize giveaways.

Moderator: Chelsea Leachman (Washington State University)

ASEE Exhibit Hall Opening, Welcome Reception & Taste of the Town, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join your friends and colleagues as we kick off the ASEE Annual Conference Exhibit Hall.

ELD Social, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W Pratt Street, Map and Directions

ELD members networking opportunity sponsored by SPIE.

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Monday, June 26

ASEE Plenary, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Focus on Exhibits: Networking Break and ASEE Division Poster Session, 9:15 – 10:45 AM

ELD Posters Presented:

  1. Collection Management in Preparation for Building Restoration: University of Illinois Mathematics Library | Kendall Morgan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Developing Support for Critical Citation Requirements for Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Research | Sarah Weiss (University of Maryland, College Park)
  3. Exploring an engineering student centered approach to library outreach and engagement by listening first | Wynn Tranfield (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  4. Exploring the Impact of Textbook Costs on Undergraduate Engineering Majors | Jentry E Campbell (Dartmouth College)
  5. Is There a Relation Between Research Topics and High-Impact Journals in Biomedical Engineering? | Qianjin “Marina” Zhang (University of Iowa)

Moderator: James Cox (University of Iowa)

TS1: Engineering Librarianship, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: 318 Baltimore CC

Papers presented:

  1. Engineering Librarianship in the Post-war Period: Profile of an Emerging Academic Librarian Community | Michael White (Queen’s University)
  2. Let’s Talk About Disability: Disability Justice in Engineering Librarianship | Elizabeth C. Novosel (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  3. Survey of Research in Engineering Librarianship, 2015-2019 | Amber Janssen (California State University, Maritime Academy) and Mindy Thuna (University of Toronto)

Moderator: Leena Lalwani (University of Michigan)

Lightning Talks, 1:30-3:00 PM

Location: 318 Baltimore CC

Join us for ELD members and sponsors’ talks.

Moderators: Kelly Durkin Ruth (United States Naval Academy), Qianjin “Marina” Zhang (University of Iowa)

Roundtable Discussions OR Interdivisional Town Hall, 3:15 – 4:45 PM

Roundtable Location: 317 Baltimore CC

Moderator: Qianjin “Marina” Zhang (University of Iowa)

Interdivisional Town Hall location: Ballroom 3, Baltimore CC

Interdivisional Town Hall information

ELD Welcome Reception, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

National Aquarium, 501 E Pratt Street, Map and Directions

Sponsored by IEEE.

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Tuesday, June 27

ELD Annual Business Meeting, 9:15 – 10:45 AM

Location: 317 Baltimore CC

Updates from the various committees, update from the PIC I chair, and other events. The event will conclude with Bernhardt, publishing, poster, and longevity awards ceremony.

Moderator: Daniela Solomon (Case Western Reserve University), ELD Division Chair

Speed Dating with Databases and Tools, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: 317 Baltimore CC

Learn more about databases and tools and how they’re being used by librarians and researchers. 

Speakers Presenting

  1. Denice Lewis (Wake Forest University)
  2. Matthew Frenkel (New York University)
  3. Alfred Wallace (University of North Dakota)
  4. Willow Dressel (Princeton University)
  5. Aleshia Huber (Binghamton University)
  6. Roman Koshykar (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Moderator: Denice Lewis (Wake Forest University)

TS2: Understanding Our Users, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: 318 Baltimore CC

Papers Presented

  1. Research Data Sharing in Engineering: A Report on Faculty Practices and Preferences Prior to the Tri-Agency Policy | Sarah Parker (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  2. Technical Standards in Engineering Education: A Survey Across Professional Sectors | Amy Kurr (University of Tennessee – Knoxville) and Jimmy Landmesser, Jr. (UT-Battelle)
  3. Undergraduate Students Experience Cognitive Complexity in Basic Elements of Library Research |
  4. Erin Matas (Michigan Technological University)
  5. What do engineering students want in an academic library space? | Jean Bossart (University of Florida)

Moderator: Erica Newcome (University of Miami)

TS3: Instruction & Information Literacy, 3:15 – 4:45 PM

Location: 318 Baltimore CC

Papers Presented

  1. A Rubric-Based Assessment of Information Literacy in Graduate Course Term Papers | Bridget Smyser (Northeastern University) and Jodi Bolognese (Northeastern University)
  2. Mapping Graduate Student Workshops to Career Readiness Frameworks | Seth Vuletich (Colorado School of Mines) and Joseph R. Kraus (Colorado School of Mines)
  3. Using Decision-based Learning to Develop Expert Information Literacy Behaviors in Engineering Undergraduates | David Pixton (Brigham Young University)
  4. Why IF I APPLY isn’t CRAAP: The evolution of source evaluation with PSU STEM Libraries in the engineering classroom | Denise A. Wetzel (Pennsylvania State University) and Paul McMonigle (Pennsylvania State University)

Moderator: Amani Magid (NYU Abu Dhabi)

ELD Annual Banquet, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Sponsored by Elsevier. 

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Wednesday, June 28

TS4: Outreach & Collaboration, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: 317 Baltimore CC

Papers Presented

  1. Addressing Business Research Needs in the Engineering Curriculum | Hyunjung Lee (Cornell University)
  2. Collaborations Beyond the Library: Bibliometric Analyses to Support Engineering Research, Innovation and Diversity | Dr. Sarah Over (Virginia Tech)
  3. Connecting students to discipline specific research in their first year: A collaboration between engineering faculty and librarians | Paul R. Hottinger (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) and Dr. Jessica Ohanian Perez (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
  4. The Teaching Needs of Engineering Faculty Compared to Business Faculty: How the Library and Librarian Fit In | Erin Rowley (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)

Moderator: Angela Henshilwood (University of Toronto)

TS5: Collections & Spaces, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Location: 318 Baltimore CC

Papers Presented

  1. A Scoping Review of Engineering Textbooks to Quantify the Teaching of Uncertainty | Zachary del Rosario (Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering)
  2. Engineering Research for Indigenous Engineering techniques — Research in Progress | Jeanette M. Mueller-Alexander (Arizona State University Library)
  3. University Library Makerspaces: Create, Connect, Collaborate! | Paula C Johnson (University of Arizona)

Moderator: Kari Kozak (University of Iowa)

ELD Extended Executive Committee Meeting, 3:15- 4:45 PM

Moderators: Lisa Ngo (University of California, Berkeley), 2023 ELD-ASEE Program Chair; Chelsea Leachman (Washington State University), 2023 ELD-ASEE Secretary/Treasurer

This meeting is for all the chairs of ELD committees. 

ASEE President’s Farewell Reception, 6-7:30 pm

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