Sunday, November 16, 2008

Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future,October 2008 | Proceedings

Proceedings from the ARL / CNI Fall Forum / October 16-17, 2008 / Arlington, Virginia

E-Science: Trends, Transformations & Responses

Convener and Moderator: Wendy Lougee, University Librarian, McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota

E-Science: Trends, Transformations & Responses

Chris Greer, Director National Coordination Office (NCO) for the multiagency Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program

A Case Study in E-Science: Building Ecological Informatics Solutions for Multi-Decadal Research

William Michener, Research Professor (Biology) and Associate Director, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office, University of New Mexico


Making a Quantum Leap to eResearch Support

Rick Luce Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries, Emory University Libraries


Data Curation: Issues and Challenges


Convener and Moderator: James Mullins Dean of Libraries, Purdue University

Transition or Transform? Repositioning the Library for the Petabyte Era

Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN

Research and Data

Fran Berman Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego, and Co-chair Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access

Data Curation Issues and Challenges

Sayeed Choudhury Associate Dean of University Libraries and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University

Data Curation Panel

Pam Bjornson , Director-General, Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information

Supporting Virtual Organizations

Convener and Moderator: Wendy Lougee University Librarian, McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota

The Coming Age of Virtual Organizations: The Early History and Future of Geographically Distributed Collaboration

Thomas A. Finholt, Director, Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work (CREW) and Research Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, School of Information, University of Michigan

Cyberinfrastructure for Discovery, Learning, and Engagement: The nanoHUB Experience

Mark Lundstrom Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor, Director, Network for Computational Nanotechnology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Reactor Panel: Supporting the Virtual Organization: A Role for Libraries?

Medha Devare Life Sciences and Bioinformatics Librarian, Mann Library, Cornell University

Reactor Panel: Supporting the Virtual Organization

D. Scott Brandt Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Library

Lessons & New Roles: the Experience of Health Sciences Libraries

Convener and Moderator: Neil Rambo, Acting Associate Dean of University of Washington Libraries and Acting Director of the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries

Linda Watson, President, Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Betsy L. Humphreys, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine

Education for New Roles

What does the science library/informatics professional need to know and be able to do?

Convener and Moderator: Betsy Wilson, Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington

Education for Cyberscholarship

Ron Larsen Dean and Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Reinventing Science Librarianship: Education for New Roles

Catherine Blake Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Preparing e-Science Information Specialists: New Programs and Professionals

Carole L. Palmer, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Summary Reactor Panel


Convener and Moderator: Wendy Lougee, University Librarian, McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota

Carol Mandel, Dean of the Division of Libraries, New York University

Becky Lyon, Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

Neil Rambo, Acting Associate Dean of University of Washington Libraries and Acting Director of the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries

Summation and Closing Observations

Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

Posters on Display

Fifteen libraries contributed fourteen posters for display at the forum to showcase their organizations’ work in science librarianship. The posters are described in three categories: Tools, Programs and Services, and Organizational Models.

LibQUAL+® in the Sciences

Highlights LibQUAL+® survey responses from faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in science/math, engineering/computer science, and health sciences across 302 libraries (including 53 ARL libraries). Reports library users’ perceptions and expectations of service quality and information literacy outcomes, such as contribution of the library to advancing in a discipline. Also reports use of the library premises, Web site, and non-library information gateways. Notably, ratings of information literacy outcomes have risen since 2004 across all user groups.

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