Creativity in Engineering, Information Literacy, and Communication Patterns of Engineering

Nature of Engineering

It is important for librarians to understand the nature of engineering so that they can collaborate more effectively with teaching faculty and can design appropriate assignments in information literacy (IL). The nature and essence of engineering is often not understood correctly by non-engineers. The usual image of an engineer is of someone who is deeply involved in the technical aspects of a project and only concerned with minutiae, and who is walking around in a hard hat measuring different parts of a project with blueprints and charts. And this is, of course, true when one interacts with an engineer (for instance) on a construction ...

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