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Judy Pasek, STEM Liaison Librarian: My Services

Meet Librarian, Judy Pasek, liaison to the College of Engineering and Applied Science

Information Literacy

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."

-- Association of College & Research Libraries. (2015, February 2). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
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What I Do

I joined the Research and Instruction department at UW Libraries in July 2014 as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Liaison Librarian.  I provide research support and instruction services for STEM disciplines, with primary responsibility for working with the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Psychology.  My primary goal is to provide high quality and proactive library information services to support academic needs of students and faculty in their pursuit of greater knowledge, achievement, and scholarship.  I am available for research and data management consultations, information literacy instruction, specialized workshops, and information about scholarly communication and library services.  I am also the primary point of contact university-wide for assistance with EndNote and Mendeley citation management systems.

Library Liaison Services in Research and Instruction are evolving along with changes in scholarly communication practices and advances in pedagogy.  Listed below are examples of the types of research consultations and curriculum support I can provide.

General areas for individual or small group consultations include:

  • Database Search / Literature Review
  • Citation Management (e.g., EndNote, Mendeley)
  • Library Instruction Planning / Library Guide Development
  • Publication / Institutional Repository / Copyright questions
  • Data Management / Data Repository questions
  • Research Analytics Tools / Author IDs

Possible topics for instruction include (but are not limited to):

  • Types of Sources (e.g., scholarly, popular, trade; formats)
  • Search Strategies (e.g., keywords, synonyms, Boolean operators)
  • Searching Article Databases (e.g., ASTA, Web of Sci, ENG Village, PsycInfo, Scopus…; search tips; backward/forward search)
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Citing Sources (e.g., Citation Styles)
  • Citation Management Systems (e.g., EndNote, Mendeley)
  • Subject Resources (e.g., ref. manuals, standards, assoc./govt. agencies, grey lit., statistics)
  • Patent Searching for technical information
  • Scholarly Communication / Publication Process /  Author IDs: ORCID / Open Access / Creative Commons
  • Special Topics / Workshops (Please inquire regarding your needs.)

Note: Instruction sessions for courses need to be tied to assignments.






STEM Liaison Librarian

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Judy Pasek
Research and Instruction
Coe Library, Rm. 304D
(307) 766-5680