Monday, April 6, 2009
Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center
The University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium encourages New England region libraries to collaborate and support e-science initiatives at their institutions. Featuring presentations by nationally recognized leaders in the e-Science arena, the symposium is an educational opportunity for librarians to learn about e-Science resources and current initiatives. The symposium also provides a forum where librarians can discuss new library roles for engaging research communities and supporting networked science.
e-Science Symposium sponsors:
- Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) New England Region
- Boston Library Consortium
Questions? Contact Raquel Abad, Project Coordinator, at email@example.com.
|Monday, April 6th|
Event brochure for the first annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, MA. The brochure includes the symposium program schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources.
The symposium included Breakout Sessions and a Facilitated Group Discussion, where attendees discussed recommendations of next steps for action, to be ultimately reported as recommendations for area librarians to pursue in the support of their institutional scientific research. The Discussion Questions for Breakout Sessions and the Responses to Discussion Questions are included as additional files.
Linda Watson, University of Minnesota
Presentation to science librarians about library roles in e-science and data services, and the University of Minnesota libraries' approach to meeting these needs for their institution.
Michele R. Tennant, University of Florida
Presentation to science librarians about the University of Florida libraries' approach to meeting the bioinformatics and e-science needs of the campus.
Kelly P. Smith, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Presentation to science librarians about the importance of stem cells to biomedical research and the development of international stem cell registries.
David S. Lapointe, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Presentation to science librarians about the BioTools site (http://biotools.umassmed.edu/), a resource of tools for bioinformatics for the five schools of the University of Massachusetts System.
David L. Osterbur, Harvard Medical School
Presentation to science librarians about the approach of Harvard Medical School's Countway Library to meeting the bioinformatics and e-science needs of the campus.