Library and Information Science
Scientists work collaboratively with online tools, relying almost exclusively on online resources and sharing publications freely online while generating and utilizing large datasets. As a result, librarians charged with providing services to the scientific community face both opportunities and challenges in keeping up in this electronic, digital environment. To meet these challenges, library leaders from the five campuses of the University of Massachusetts System established an on-going e-Science initiative. This initiative focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of the principles of e-Science while improving general knowledge within different scientific disciplines. Programs of varying lengths and focus provide local and affordable professional development opportunities that improve the working librarian's ability to better serve scientific researchers and students.
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Shaping up: boot cAMP and other programs addressing professional development needs of science librarians. Gore SA. Med Ref Serv Q. 2011 Apr;30(2):130-40
Gore, Sally A., "Shaping up: Boot camp and other programs addressing professional development needs of science librarians" (2011). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 123.