Sudden Selector’s Guide to Mathematics Resources —eEditions PDF e-book

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  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the authors

Mathematics is a rich and varied discipline that can be both fascinating and intimidating. This volume demystifies the field for “sudden” mathematics selectors and provides a solid foundation for librarians engaged in math collection development, outreach, and instruction. Through a comprehensive overview of the most important resources, publishers, and professional organizations, readers receive knowledge and tools to help them effectively manage collections and engage with mathematics faculty and students. Special attention is given to topics like information literacy and scholarly communications as they relate to mathematics teaching and research, as well as diversity and the role of women in the field. Librarians unfamiliar with the discipline will gain an understanding of core concepts and current trends that will enable them to be successful in their new role.

Introduction and Overview

Chapter 1: Know the Discipline
Chapter 2: Know the Users
Chapter 3: Know the Profession
Chapter 4: Books and Publishers
Chapter 5: Journals and Other Resources

About the Authors

John Meier

John Meier is the head of STEM for engagement and outreach at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries at University Park. He was the subject specialist for mathematics and statistics at Penn State for over a decade. John has served as chair of the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. He has published about arXiv, the Fields Medal, and other awards in mathematics. John enjoys spending time playing video games with his two children, Henry and Eleanor.

Annie Zeidman-Karpinski

Annie Zeidman-Karpinski is the Kenneth M. and Kenda H. Singer Science Librarian at the University of Oregon. She worked with math and computer science for many years and is currently the chemistry and human physiology subject specialist and liaison to the new Knight Campus. She loves that she has used many different bits of information in her position, acquired throughout her eccentric past. Her research interests include encouraging diversity in STEM fields, engaging students in the classroom, and answering very difficult research questions. Her family has been wonderfully supportive throughout her career; she is grateful for her partner Seth for the laughs and spins on the dance floor and for her kids, Boris and Zara, especially when they are getting along.

Nastasha Johnson

Nastasha Johnson is associate professor of library science at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies in West Lafayette, Indiana. She serves as a provost fellow in the Office of the Provost’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion and is an intercultural learning officer for the Center of Intercultural Learning, Mentoring, Assessment, and Research. As liaison to the mathematics and physics departments, she maintains the Mathematical Sciences Library and the physics and astronomy library collection. Her research interests include faculty development and training; equity, diversity, and inclusion within STEM; and high impact educational practices. She joined Purdue University in 2013 after being a reference and instruction librarian at North Carolina A&T State University. She is an active mom of two sons.