Call for Proposals: Breakout Session and Poster Presentation Abstracts

The e-Science Symposium Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for participation at the 9th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian eScience Symposium, to be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.

This year's symposium theme “Libraries in Data Science: Addressing Gaps and Bridges” focuses on collaborations and opportunities for librarians becoming involved in data science at their institutions.

We are interested in receiving proposals for presentations, interactive workshops and posters that highlight librarians involved in collaborations with a research group, department, center, or lab on or off their respective academic campus.

Proposals should be tied to one of these four categories:

  1. Data Repositories (example: developing data repositories; advising researchers on discipline-specific repositories)
  2. Education/Training (example: data information literacy)
  3. Funding Agencies (example: writing data management plan templates for NIH)
  4. Institutional Models (example: solo data librarian vs center/team)

Breakout Sessions: 60 minute presentation or interactive workshop. Selected presenters will receive an honorarium and all travel expenses paid for by the NN/LM NER. All sessions will be video recorded and featured on the e-Science Symposium website. Because there are a limited number of breakout sessions, all presentation and interactive workshop proposals will be considered for a poster presentation.

The deadline for submitting a Breakout Session abstract is Wednesday, December 21st, 2016.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, January 20th, 2017

Poster Session: Awards to the Most Informative Poster in Communicating e-Science Librarianship, Poster for Best Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall.

The deadline for submitting a Poster Session abstract is Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.
Proposal decisions will be made by Friday, February 24th, 2017

Abstracts must follow the Medical Library Association guidelines for creating a structured abstract, as outlined at http://research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html.

Submission Process: Click on Submit Proposal in the left navigation pane to submit your proposal. The submitting/corresponding author will need to log in or create a free eScholarship@UMMS account. Follow the entry instructions for each field. Before you begin the online submission process, please be sure you have the following items ready:

  • The submission's title
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors
  • The abstract
  • A list of keywords

Electronic presentation materials (PowerPoints, PDFs, etc) will be required to be submitted by Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 to be posted on the e-Science Symposium website and stored permanently with a Creative Commons License in the eScholarship@UMMS Open Access Repository following the symposium.