Megan Sapp Nelson

University Title:
Engineering Librarian
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology
Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering

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
Research Areas:
Nontraditional Engineering Skills (Ethics, Entrepreneurship, User-Centered Design, Lifelong Learning); Small Scale International Research Collaborations; Data Management Skills; Data Information Literacy;
BA, English, University of Illinois, 2001
MLS, University of Illinois, 2003
Memberships and Service:

American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division, 2005-



“Engineering Librarian Participation in Technology Curricular Redesign: Lifelong Learning, Information Literacy, and ABET Criterion 3”. American Society for Engineering Education 2010 Annual Conference, Louisville, KY. AC 2010-875

“Teaching Interview Skills to Undergraduate Engineers: An Emerging Area of Library Instruction” Issues in Science and Technology Libraries, Summer 2009,

Sapp, Megan, Amy Van Epps, Michael Fosmire, and Bruce Harding. "Next Generation of Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue." American Society for Engineering Education, 2007 Annual Conference Proceedings. Honolulu, HI AC 2007-420

Nelson, Megan S. "Initiating engineering outreach reference services: background and practice." Reference Services Review 35, Issue 2 (February 2007): 265-284

Sapp, Megan and Amy Van Epps. "Equal Access: What does the digital revolution mean for library websites?" Science and Technology Libraries 26, Issue 3/4 (September 2006):157-173

Sapp, Megan.Technology Research Database of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)"Issues in Science and Technology Libraries" ; Spring 2005.