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Megan Sapp Nelson

University Title:
Associate Head, Information Studies
Division/Unit(s):
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology
Location(s):
Wilmeth Active Learning Center
3053E

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Professor
Liaison Areas:
Biomedical Engineering
Construction Management Technology
Engineering Education
Courses Taught:
SCI 360
EPICS
ILS/AGR595 Data Management at the Bench
ILS 695 Data Sharing and Publication
Research Areas:
Nontraditional Engineering Skills (Ethics, Entrepreneurship, User-Centered Design, Lifelong Learning); Data Management Skills; Data Information Literacy; Open Data/Open Access
Education:
BA, English, University of Illinois, 2001
MLS, University of Illinois, 2003
Professional Experience:
Purdue Polytechnic High School liaison
Associate Department Head, 2021-
Honors and Awards:

Library Instruction Roundtable, ALA “Top Twenty” Library Instruction Article 2013 For Van Epps, Amy, & Megan Sapp Nelson. (2013). One-shot or embedded? Assessing different delivery timing for information resources relevant to assignments. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(1), 4–18.

ASEE, Engineering Libraries Division, Best Publication Award 2012 For Carlson, Jacob, Michael Fosmire, C.C. Miller, and Megan Sapp Nelson. “Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study of Students and Research Faculty.” portal: Libraries & the Academy 11.2 (2011): 629-657.

Purdue University Libraries, Dean’s Award for Team Achievement 2012 Data Management Plan Implementation Team

Library Instruction Roundtable, ALA “Top Twenty” Library Instruction Article 2011 For Carlson, Jacob, Michael Fosmire, C.C. Miller, and Megan Sapp Nelson. “Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study of Students and Research Faculty.” portal: Libraries & the Academy 11.2 (2011): 629-657.

ASEE, Engineering Libraries Division, Best Publication Award 2008 For Sapp Nelson, Megan. 2008. Initiating engineering outreach reference services: Background and practice. Reference Services Review 35(2): 265-284.

Moriarty Award for Excellence in Library Service, Purdue University Libraries 2008

Memberships and Service:

American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division Treasurer/Program Chair/Chair/Past Chair 2012 – 2016 Scholarly Communication Committee. Chair 2009-2011 Liaison to ACRL STS Information Literacy Standards Revision Committee. 2010-2011.


Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

Capturing their “first” dataset: A graduate course to walk PhD students through the curation of their dissertation data

IASSIST Quarterly
2020-09-23 | journal-article
DOI: 10.29173/iq971Part of ISSN: 2331-4141Part of ISSN: 0739-1137
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Models for Engaging Liaisons in Research Data Services

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
2020-09-05 | journal-article
DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.2382Part of ISSN: 2162-3309
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Connecting with undergraduate research

Research Data and Preservation Summit
2020-03-10 | conference-poster
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Integrating Data Science Tools into a Graduate Level Data Management Course

Journal of eScience Librarianship
2018-12-20 | journal-article
DOI: 10.7191/jeslib.2018.1152
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The Data Engagement Opportunities Scaffold: Development and Implementation

Journal of eScience Librarianship
2018-03-16 | journal-article
DOI: 10.7191/jeslib.2018.1128
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Teaching librarians about data: The ACRL research data management roadshow

College and Research Libraries News
2018 | journal-article
DOI: 10.5860/crln.79.7.354EID: 

2-s2.0-85052541936

Part of ISSN: 21506698 00990086
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The role of social capital, personal networks, and emergency responders in post-disaster recovery and resilience: a study of rural communities in Indiana

Natural Hazards
2018 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1007/s11069-017-3103-0EID: 

2-s2.0-85033391429

Part of ISSN: 15730840 0921030X
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Purdue Data Reuse Checklist: An Archival Approach for Data Producers

Purdue University Libraries
2017-03-23 | other
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A Pilot Competency Matrix for Data Management Skills: A Step toward the Development of Systematic Data Information Literacy Programs

Journal of eScience Librarianship
2017-02-15 | journal-article
DOI: 10.7191/jeslib.2017.1096
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A pilot "Big Data" education modular curriculum for engineering graduate education: Development and implementation

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
2017 | conference-paper
DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2017.8190688EID: 

2-s2.0-85043258780

Part of ISSN: 15394565
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Using altmetrics as an engineering faculty outreach tool

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2016 | conference-paper
EID: 

2-s2.0-84983344797

Part of ISSN: 21535965
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Data Management Outreach to Junior Faculty Members

Journal Of EScience Librarianship
2015-08-21 | journal-article
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2015.1076
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Developing Data Literacy Programs: Working with Faculty, Graduate Students and Undergraduates

Bul. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech.
2015-08 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1002/bult.2015.1720410608
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Early Career Faculty Data Management Workshop Materials

2015-04-10 | report
DOI: 10.5703/1288284315525
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The Data Information Literacy Toolkit

2015-04-06 | report
DOI: 10.5703/1288284315510
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Addressing Software Code as Data: An Embedded Librarian Approach

2015 | report
DOI: 10.5703/1288284315477
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Where Do We Go From Here? Future developments for the Data Information Literacy Competencies

2015 | book-chapter
Part of ISBN: 9781612493527
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Act Ethically

Integrating Information in the Engineering Design Process
2014-03 | book-chapter
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Find the real need

Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process
2014-03 | book-chapter
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Developing professional skills in stem students: Data information literacy

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
2014 | journal-article
DOI: 10.5062/F42V2D2ZEID: 

2-s2.0-84907203424

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Thinking critically about data consumption: Creating the data credibility checklist

Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech.
2014 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1002/meet.2014.14505101107
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History / Sustainable Development - Purdue University

Data Curation Profiles Directory
2013-01-01 | journal-article
DOI: 10.7771/2326-6651.1032
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One-shot or embedded? Assessing different delivery timing for information resources relevant to assignments

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
2013 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-84878970882
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Work in progress: Critical thinking and information literacy: Assessing student performance

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2013 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-84884327306
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One or many? Assessing different delivery timing for information resources relevant to assignments during the semester. A work-in-progress

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2012 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-84864980872
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One or many? Assessing different delivery timing for information resources relevant to assignments during the semester. A work-in-progress

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2012 | conference-paper
EID: 

2-s2.0-85029086155

Part of ISSN: 21535965
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Determining Data Information Literacy Needs

Portal: Libraries and the Academy
2011-11-02 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1353/pla.2011.0022
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Connecting with data: First steps toward an emerging area of library service

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2011 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-80051901973
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Connecting with data: First steps toward an emerging area of library service

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2011 | conference-paper
EID: 

2-s2.0-85029059710

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Determining data information literacy needs: A study of students and research faculty

Portal
2011 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-80051625044
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Engineering librarian participation in technology curricular redesign: Lifelong learning, information literacy, and ABET criterion 3

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2010 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-77955979263
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Engineering librarian participation in technology curricular redesign: Lifelong learning, information literacy, and ABET criterion 3

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2010 | conference-paper
EID: 

2-s2.0-85029118179

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Marketing the Engineering Library

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2009 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-69249177059
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Marketing the Engineering Library

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2009 | conference-paper
EID: 

2-s2.0-85029081626

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Teaching interview skills to undergraduate engineers: An emerging area of library instruction

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
2009 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-70349789957
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Once upon a time in Zimbabwe

New Library World
2008 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1108/03074800810910450
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Initiating engineering outreach reference services: Background and practice

Reference Services Review
2007 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1108/00907320710749182
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Next generation of tutorials: Finding technical information at Purdue

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2007 | journal-article
EID: 2-s2.0-84858512540
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Next generation of tutorials: Finding technical information at Purdue

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
2007 | conference-paper
EID: 

2-s2.0-85029032536

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Equal access: What does the digital revolution mean for library web sites?

Science and Technology Libraries
2006 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1300/J122v26n03_10
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Presentations

Wertz, Ruth, Michael Fosmire, Senay Purzer, Austin Saragih, Amy Van Epps, Megan Sapp Nelson, and Brian Dillman. 2013. Work in Progress: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy: Assessing Student Performance. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Atlanta, GA. Paper 6925.

Van Epps, Amy and Megan Sapp Nelson. 2012. Instruction: One Shot or Embedded? ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. San Antonio, TX. Paper AC 2012-3077.

Carlson, Jacob, Lisa Johnston, Megan Sapp Nelson, and Amy Koshoffer. 2015. Developing data literacy programs: Working with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates. Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, April 22-23, 2015. Minneapolis, MN.

Zilinski, Lisa and Megan Sapp Nelson. 2014. Thinking critically about data consumption: Creating the Data Credibility Checklist. 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, October 31-November 5th 2014. Seattle, Washington.

Carlson, Jacob, Camile Andrews, Michael Fosmire, Jon Jeffryes, Lisa Johnston, Megan Sapp Nelson, Marianne Stowell Bracke, and Sarah Wright. 2013. Data Information Literacy Symposium. A two-day symposium presented as a product of the IMLS National Leadership Grant.

Carlson, Jacob, Megan Sapp Nelson, Marianne Stowell Bracke, Brian Westra, and Sarah Wright. 2013. Creating the new normal: Fostering a culture of data sharing with researchers. Digital Libraries Federation Forum. Austin, TX.

Sapp Nelson, Megan. 2013. Data information literacy: Multiple paths to a single goal. Lightning talk presented at IMLS WebWise. Baltimore, MD.

Fosmire, Michael, Jacob Carlson, C.C. Miller, and Megan Sapp Nelson. 2011. E-Science Information Literacy: What it is and how we can teach it. ACRL National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Sapp Nelson, Megan. 2011. Connecting with Data: First steps towards an emerging area of library science. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Vancouver, BC Paper AC 2011-326.

Sapp Nelson, Megan, and Michael Fosmire. 2010. Engineering librarian participation in technology curricular redesign: lifelong learning, information literacy, and ABET criterion 3. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Louisville, KY. Paper AC 2010-875.

Invited Presentations

Sapp Nelson, Megan. 2013. Seeking Our Niche: Understanding the needs of research personnel to develop e-science services. NISO Webinar: Research Data Curation Part 1: E-Science Librarianship. Slides and Q& A available at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/webinars/escience/.

Sapp Nelson, Megan. Panel member. 2013. Libraries’ Roles in Open Data. ASEE Annual Conference.