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Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology

Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology
  • Author : Eileen Harrington
  • Publsiher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 15 April 2019
  • ISBN : 0081021240
  • Pages : 180 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Libraries have historically played a role as a community builder, providing resources and spaces where knowledge can be archived, shared and created. They can also play a pivotal role in fostering the public's understanding of science and scientific processes. From makerspaces to data visualization labs to exhibits, many libraries already delve into scientific explorations and many more could join them. Scientists often need to include "broader impacts" goals in grant proposals, but they might not know where to begin or feel that they do not have the time to devote to public engagement. This is where libraries and librarians can help. Research in science communication also supports tapping into libraries for public engagement with science. Studies show that it is important for scientists to present findings in an apolitical way-not aligning with one solution or one way of thinking and not being seen as an activist (Druckman, 2015; Jamieson & Hardy, 2014). One of the core tenets of librarians and libraries is to present information in a neutral way. Research also shows that Informal conversations about science can have a greater effect on people than reading about it online or hearing about it on the news (Eveland & Cooper, 2013). Again, libraries can play a role in fostering these types of conversations. Given this landscape, this book will demonstrate concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with science. In addition to background information on the current landscape of public knowledge and understanding of science, it will also include best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offer. Often libraries do not jump to mind when people think about science education or science literacy, and many librarians do not come from a science background. Literature on science programming and sharing science is largely absent from the library field. This book will help give confidence to librarians that they can participate in engaging the public with science. At the same time, it will provide a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers from universities or research organizations who share scientific discoveries with the public, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy for all. Demonstrates concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with science Features best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offer Provides a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy


Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology

Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology
  • Author : Eileen Harrington
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 15 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKAcademic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology

Libraries have historically played a role as a community builder, providing resources and spaces where knowledge can be archived, shared and created. They can also play a pivotal role in fostering the public's understanding of science and scientific processes. From makerspaces to data visualization labs to exhibits, many libraries already delve into scientific explorations and many more could join them. Scientists often need to include "broader impacts" goals in grant proposals, but they might not know where to begin or


Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology
  • Author : John K. Gilbert,Bruce V. Lewenstein,Susan M. Stocklmayer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field - the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do


Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors
  • Author : Patrick Lo,Dickson Chiu,Allan Cho,Brad Allard
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 01 December 2018
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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland,


Public Engagement and Emerging Technologies

Public Engagement and Emerging Technologies
  • Author : Kieran O'Doherty,Edna Einsiedel
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release : 01 December 2012
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New technologies and the science that created them have transformed our lives, posing challenges as to how technological change can be better integrated in society. Recognition of these issues has led to different ways of engaging the public in the assessment and regulation of emerging technologies. This book puts the subject of publics and their engagement in emerging technologies on a robust theoretical footing. With a strong, though not exclusive, focus on genomic technologies, leading theorists and practitioners in the



Space Science and Public Engagement

Space Science and Public Engagement
  • Author : Amy Paige Kaminski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 April 2021
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Space Science and Public Engagement: 21st Century Perspectives and Opportunities critically examines the many dimensions of public engagement with space science by exploring case studies that show a spectrum of public engagement formats, ranging from the space science community's efforts to communicate developments to the public, to citizenry attempting to engage with space science issues. It addresses why public engagement is important to space science experts, what approaches they take, how public engagement varies locally, nationally and internationally, and what


The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of


Laying the Foundation

Laying the Foundation
  • Author : John W. White,Heather Gilbert
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release : 15 March 2016
GET THIS BOOKLaying the Foundation

Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries examines the library's role in the development, implementation, and instruction of successful digital humanities projects. It pays special attention to the critical role of librarians in building sustainable programs. It also examines how libraries can support the use of digital scholarship tools and techniques in undergraduate education.Academic libraries are nexuses of research and technology; as such, they provide fertile ground for cultivating and curating digital scholarship. However, adding digital humanities to


Beyond the Information Commons

Beyond the Information Commons
  • Author : Charles Forrest,Martin Halbert
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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This new book updates this review of current practice in the Information Commons and other new kinds of facilities inspired by the same needs and intents. This book is an attempt to answer the question: "What might be the next emerging concept for a technology-enabled, user-responsive, mission-driven form of the academic library?"


Handbook of Research on Digital Devices for Inclusivity and Engagement in Libraries

Handbook of Research on Digital Devices for Inclusivity and Engagement in Libraries
  • Author : Adeyinka Tella
  • Publisher : Information Science Publishing
  • Release : 05 July 2019
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"This book examines the development and transforming effects of information and communication technology on the use of interactive digital devices in libraries. It also explores how digital devices can be used for inclusivity and engagement in libraries"--





Communicating Science Effectively

Communicating Science Effectively
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 08 March 2017
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Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions about medical care, the safety of foods, what to do about climate change, and many other issues. Communicating science effectively, however, is a complex task and an acquired skill. Moreover, the approaches to communicating science that will be most effective for specific


Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media

Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media
  • Author : Adria, Marco,Mao, Yuping
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 22 November 2016
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New media forums have created a unique opportunity for citizens to participate in a variety of social and political contexts. As new social technologies are being utilized in a variety of ways, the public is able to interact more effectively in activities within their communities. The Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media addresses opportunities and challenges in the theory and practice of public involvement in social media. Highlighting various communication modes