Megan Sapp Nelson

University Title:
Associate Professor
Division/Unit(s):
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology
Location(s):
Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering
2215-B

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Associate Professor
Liaison Areas:
Building Construction Management
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering and Management
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology
Environmental Engineering
Courses Taught:
SCI 360
EPICS
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
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
Zilinski, Lisa, Megan Sapp Nelson and Amy Van Epps. 2014. Developing professional skills in STEM students: Data Information Literacy. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. 77. DOI: 10.5062/F42V2D2Z

Van Epps, Amy, and 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. Named one of LIRT’s Top Twenty Library Instruction Articles of 2013.

Carlson, Jacob, Michael Fosmire, CC Miller, and Megan Sapp Nelson. 2011. Determining data information literacy needs: A study of students and research faculty. Portal: Libraries and the Academy 11(2): 629-657.
Named ASEE Best Paper; LIRT Top Twenty Library Instruction Article of 2011.

Sapp Nelson, Megan. 2009. Teaching interview skills to undergraduate engineers: An emerging area of library instruction. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. 58. DOI:10.5062/F4ZK5DMK

Nelson, Megan. 2008. Initiating engineering outreach reference services: Background and practice. Reference Services Review 35(2): 265-284. Named ASEE ELD Best Paper.

Book Chapters
Carlson, Jake, Michael Fosmire, C.C. Miller, and Megan Sapp Nelson. 2015. “Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A study of students and research faculty.” In Data Information Literacy: Librarians, Data, and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Carlson, Jake and Megan Sapp Nelson. 2015. “An Embedded Librarian Approach to Addressing Software Code as Data.” In Data Information Literacy: Librarians, Data, and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Sapp Nelson, Megan. 2015. “Where Do We Go From Here? Future developments for the Data Information Literacy Competencies.” In Data Information Literacy: Librarians, Data, and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Sapp Nelson, Megan. 2013. “Find the Real Need: Understanding the Task.” In Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Sapp Nelson, Megan, Donna Ferullo, and Bonnie Osif. 2013. “Ethical Information Use and Engineering.” In Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

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.