Increasing Scientific Literacy in Undergraduate Populations

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education
Recorded on 08/27/2019

Posted in Library Instruction


Among the challenges today’s college faculty face are perceived decreases in scientific literacy among incoming undergraduate students—including their ability to read, write, and cite scientific literature. One winning formula for increasing scientific literacy among students is a collaborative approach between science faculty and librarians that encourages students to use approved science databases in ways that increase their recognition and use of primary and secondary sources. This panel will focus on case studies where this approach has been successfully used on college campuses such as Bergen Community College in New Jersey where librarian and faculty member Lynn Schott recommends resources that show students what scholarly literature looks like while linking them to primary empirical sources.


Annie Prud’homme-Généreux
Capilano University


Lynn Schott
Associate Professor
The Sidney Silverman Library
Bergen Community College

Christianne Casper, M.L.S., Ed. D.
Instruction & Assessment Librarian
Broward College, South Campus

Linda Wiles
Assistant Professor
Bergen Community College, NJ