Megan Carlton

Megan Carlton joined University Libraries as the science librarian and assistant professor in the Department of Research, Outreach, and Instruction. She holds a bachelor of science in animal science from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Tennessee. Megan lives with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs. Prior to becoming a proud parent, she enjoyed traveling, horseback riding, kayaking, and training her dogs party tricks. Now, she usually manages to read one book a month.

There are 26 included publications by Megan Carlton :

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Bonding chemistry with data: Developing disciplinary data literacy competencies [poster] 2020 74 Poster presented on October 9, 2020 at the STELLA (Science, Technology, and Engineering Library Leaders in Action) biennial unconference. Science and instructional librarians often teach information literacy specific to their discipline. However, da...
Capturing "Science Everywhere": Get into nature with iNaturalist [slides] 2021 47 Slides from a webinar presented April 21, 2021 at Science Everywhere sponsored by the UNCG Rise Network. Explore the biodiversity around you by taking pictures of plants, animals and other organisms and submitting your observations to iNaturalist. Jo...
Citizen Science in the Academic Library Part 1 [slides] 2020 90 Slides from a webinar series sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) on July 24, 2020. Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen ...
Citizen Science in the Academic Library Part 2 [slides] 2020 73 Slides from a webinar series sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) on July 31, 2020. Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen ...
Citizen Science projects and partnerships in academia [slides] 2020 108 Webinar presented on April 17, 2020 as part of the the ACRL Science and Technology Section Information Literacy Chat.The webinar discussion will include:An introduction to citizen science.How citizen science can be incorporated into academic STEM cla...
Collecting data with citizen science: Ways to help your researchers make a big impact [poster] 2020 82 Poster presented on October 9, 2020 at the STELLA (Science, Technology, and Engineering Library Leaders in Action) biennial unconference. Citizen science is happening with or without you! This talk will give you a quick introduction to what citizen s...
Crawfishing for Data:Using iNaturalist for data literacy instruction [Poster] 2021 9 Poster presented at the 2021 Southeast Data Librarian Symposium on October 14, 2021. iNaturalist is a platform where citizen scientists, biologists, and naturalists share observations of organisms like the humble crawfish. Through crowd-sourced data ...
The 'elements' of data literacy: Exploring competencies in undergraduate chemistry education [poster] 2020 162 Poster presented at the 2020 ALA virtual conference ACRL Science and Technology Section Annual Research Forum (6/19/202-6/24/2020). Even as data services librarians are hired at universities, subject specialists may still be called upon to offer data...
Engaging with STEM during COVID [slides] 2021 82 Slides from a webinar presented May 13, 2021 for NCLA's STEM-LINC spring programming. Have you continued to offer programming during COVID to meet the needs of students (K-12 or college), patrons, or the community? We want to celebrate creativity and...
From Sous-Chef to Chef de Cuisine: Establishing a Scholarly Identity 2021 18 You have perfected your knife skills, experimented and created dishes, built skills at culinary school, now how can you distinguish yourself among the other chefs? Just as you wouldn’t use a meat cleaver to slice tomatoes, using the proper tools to s...
How the Scientific Method Invalidates “Fake News” 2021 110 This chapter examines the process of science and the ways that “breakthroughs” are sometimes inaccurately reported in the natural sciences. Scientific ideas are evaluated within the scientific community through an iterative process. They are rarely d...
Impactful insights of researchers engaging with citizen science [slides] 2021 36 Slides from a lightning talk presented on July 16, 2021 at the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp 2021, hosted by The Ohio State University. This presentation won the "People's Choice" award for your most highly rated lightning talk. Citizen science is ha...
iNaturalist and Citizen Science Images [slides] 2021 47 Slides from a lightning round presentation for the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) Summer Virtual Meeting - June 17, 2021.
An Introduction to Citizen Science [slides] 2020 63 Presented on August 27, 2020 as part of the UNCG University Libraries Virtual Learning Community.
Keeping Track of Your Recipe: Moving from Cookbooks to the Web 2021 12 Gone are the days of your grandmother’s written recipe on a dusty index card. The recipes of today are safe from spills by going electronic. By cooks going digital, they can now record and document their recipes in a safe environment while making the...
Learning data "naturally": Engaging communities in the scientific process with iNaturalist [slides] 2021 52 Slides from an on-demand presentation available at the 2021 Special Libraries Association Conference from August 3-14, 2021. Public participation in scientific research through citizen science is gaining popularity across the world. Through data coll...
Libraries: Spaces to find primary sources in the sciences vs. humanities [poster] 2019 137 Poster presented at NCLA October 18, 2019. While primary sources refer to sources that contain original information, the distinction varies between subject areas and disciplines. Journal articles are considered secondary sources in the Humanities be...
Organizing Your Pantry: Teaching Zotero to Graduate Students 2021 37 Graduate students collect a lot of food in their pantries throughout their studies but organizing it can be a challenge. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Libraries support Zotero to help students organize their pantries so they c...
A petri dish is not a primary source, or is it? Identifying primary sources in STEM that support scientific inquiry [Slides] 2019 119 As part of a larger community initiative , a workshop was held for Guilford County School instructors and media specialists at UNCG Greensboro on August 6, 2019. Focusing on the value of using primary sources across disciplines, the day-long workshop...
Programming for citizen science across barriers: Opportunities for school, public, and academic libraries [slides] 2019 189 Slides from a presentation given June 5, 2019 at the Metrolina Library Association Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC.

The increase in popularity and awareness of citizen science projects has led to an astounding variety of opportunities for c...
Stimulating a Stagnant STEM Collection: Spotlight on the Revitalization of MTSU Library’s K-12 STEM Education Resources 2018 134 The Curriculum Collection at MTSU’s James E. Walker Library is a specialized collection that serves pre-K through 12th grade undergraduate education majors, graduate students enrolled in M.Ed., Ed.S., and Ph.D. programs in education, local K-12 educa...
Technology + Reading Comprehension Strategies = Literacy Instruction Excellence! [slides] 2017 74 Slides from a presentation given on November 10, 2017 at the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) National Conference in Phoenix, AZ. This session will provide an overview of best practices in reading comprehension instruction. Intersper...
Two birds one stone: Supporting data literacy and encouraging civic engagement using framework-inspired library programming [slides] 2019 263 Slides from presentation given October 18, 2019 at the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Conference in Winston Salem, NC. One of the challenges of supporting data literacy at the library is implementation across multiple levels of learning an...
What in the Zooniverse! Science literacy programming across libraries using citizen science [slides] 2019 107 Slides from a presentation given at the Virginia Library Association (VLA) Annual Conference October 24th, 2019. An introduction to citizen science and how it contributes to scientific literacy. We will look at a variety of projects for inspiration...
Where to start with citizen science programming: An introduction for librarians [slides] 2020 74 Slides from presentation given July 17, 2020 at the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) "Uncancelled" Virtual Conference. This program was part of the STEM-LINC section summer programming. Public participation in scientific research through cit...
Wordles, Kahoots, Powtoons, Oh My! A Hands-On Approach to Integrating Technology into the Classroom [slides] 2017 52 Slides from presentation at the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) annual conference on April 7, 2017. Teaching with technology is not optional. Research demonstrates that today’s student learning is vastly augmented by inclusion of educational medi...