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Amy S. Van Epps

 

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Associate Professor of Library Science
Engineering Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction
Purdue University Libraries

 

Contact Information:
Purdue University Libraries ENGR
504 West State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

     
Phone: (765) 496-7680

Email:

 

Education:

M.Eng., Industrial and Management Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2001.
MSLS, The Catholic University of America, 1994.
B.A., Engineering Science, Lafayette College, 1991.

Research Interests:

Ethical writing and plagiarism
Technology applications to library services
Development, management and use of digital collections
Information literacy instruction for engineers

Professional Service:

American Society for Engineering Education (1995-)
    Engineering Libraries Division
        Chair, Nominating Committee, 2009-2010
        Chair, 2008-2009
        Program Chair/Chair-Elect, 2007-2008
        Secretary/Treasurer, 2006-2007
        ALOHA selection committee, 2006-2007
        Development Liaison, 2004-2006, 2010-
        Membership Committee Chair, 2002-2006
        Program Planning Committee, 2003-2005, 2006-2010
        Bylaws Review Committee, Chair, 2008-

American Library Association (2003-2004; 2007-)
    Association of College and Research Libraries (2007-)
        Instruction Section
                Committee List Administrator, 2009-2013
        Science and Technology Section
        Library Instruction Round Table

Publications:

Laux, C., Walton, A., Van Epps, A., Deranek, K., Sandall, D., Homkes, R., & Leach, S. "Gateway Experiences to Engineering Technology: Development of an Introductory Course" (Paper No. AC 2011-1078). In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (Session T133C). June 26-29, 2011. Vancouver, BC. (PDF). 13 pgs.

Van Epps, Amy S., Megan Sapp Nelson, Michael Fosmire, and Bruce Harding. "Next Generation of Online Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education. September 3-7, 2007. Coimbra, Portugal.

Nelson Sapp, Megan, Michael Fosmire, Bruce Harding and Amy S. Van Epps. "Next Generation of Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue." Session #3541. In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. June 24-27, 2007. Honolulu, HI. (PDF) 11 pgs. [PDF - reprint]

Bhatt, Jay, W. Charles Paulsen, Lisa G. Dunn and Amy S. Van Epps. "Science and Technology Libraries Partnering with Knovel." Science and Technology Libraries 26, no. 3/4 (September 2006): 13-28.

Sapp, Megan and Amy S. Van Epps. "Equal Access: What does the digital revolution mean for library web sites?" Science and Technology Libraries 26, no. 3/4 (September 2006): 157-173.

Van Epps, Amy S. "The Evolution of Electronic Reference Sources." Library Hi-Tech 23, no. 2 (June 2005): 287-298.
    (Selected as a premium article for August 2005 on the Informed Librarian site.) [Doc - preprint]

Bhatt, Jay, W. Charles Paulsen, Lisa G. Dunn and Amy S. Van Epps. "Partnering with Knovel: Case Studies in Information Outreach." Session #2541. In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. June 12-15, 2005. Portland, OR. (PDF) 12 pgs. [PDF - reprint]

Lax, Joanne and Amy S. Van Epps." More than just lab work: A summer intern program teaches undergraduates how to communicate their research." Session #1661. In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. June 12-15, 2005. Portland, OR. (PDF) 8 pgs. [PDF - reprint]

Van Epps, Amy S. "Dynamically generated pages using database-to-web technologies: Enhancing library services and operations." Session #2241. In Proceedings of the ASEE National Conference. June 22-25, 2003. Nashville, TN. [PDF - reprint] [PPT presentation]

Van Epps, Amy S. "When Vendor Statistics are Not Enough: Determining Use of Electronic Databases." Science and Technology Libraries 21, no. 1-2 (Fall 2001): 119-126.

Reprinted as:
Van Epps, Amy S. "When Vendor Statistics are Not Enough: Determining Use of Electronic Databases." In Information Practice in Science and Technology: Evolving Challenges and New Directions , edited by Mary C. Schlembach, 119-126. New York, NY : Haworth Information Press, 2003.

Van Epps, Amy S. "Use of various Electronic Engineering Databases." In Proceedings of the ASEE IL/IN Sectional Conference. April 12, 2002. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. pgs. 172-174.

Presentations:

"Gateway Experiences to Engineering Technology: Development of an Introductory Course" American Society for Engineering Education. 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition. Vancouver, BC, June 26-29, 2011.

"Next Generation of Online Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue." International Conference on Engineering Education. Coimbra, Portugal, Sepember 3-7, 2007.

"Next Generation of Tutorials: Finding Technical Information at Purdue." American Society for Engineering Education. 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition. Honolulu, HI, June 24-27, 2007.

"Managing and Metoring." Panel discussion, Panelist. American Society for Engineering Education. 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition. Honolulu, HI, June 24-27, 2007.

"A systems approach to designing a customized information delivery system: Staying relevant to researchers. " American Society for Engineering Education. 2006 Annual Conference and Exposition. Chicago, IL, June 18-21, 2006.

"Partnering with Knovel: Case Studies in Information Outreach." American Society for Engineering Education. 2005 Annual Conference and Exposition. Portland, OR, June 12-15, 2005.

"More than just lab work: A summer intern program teaches undergraduates how to communicate their research" American Society for Engineering Education. 2005 Annual Conference and Exposition. Portland, OR, June 12-15, 2005.

"Database-to-web technologies." American Society for Engineering Education. 2003 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Nashville, TN, June 22-25, 2003.

"Virtual Reference using Convey's OnDemand." Panel Discussion, Panelist. Association of College and Research Libraries. Eleventh National Conference. Charlotte, NC, April 10-13, 2003.

"Use of various Electronic Engineering Databases." American Society for Engineering Education. 2002 IL/IN Sectional Conference. Chicago, IL, April 12, 2002.

"Virtual Reference." Electronic Poster Session. Purdue University, MIDC. Teaching, Learning Technology 2002. West Lafayette, IN, February 20-21, 2002.