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24th Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Conference – Call for Presentations, Panels, and Posters

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:07 AM | Hali Black (Administrator)

The 24th Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Conference will be held 15-16 January, 2021, in conjunction with the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Annual Meeting. For this year’s conference, sessions will be virtual. The theme for the 101st AMS Annual Meeting is "Strengthening engagement with communities through our science and service.” With this theme, the AMS has four goals: improve actions/decisions with respect to our environment and keeping people safe; help us shape our science to be actionable and improve our services; improve understanding of the value of our science and build support for funding; and help us improve our research focus and its applicability to societal needs. As librarians and information professionals, the members of the Atmospheric Science Librarians International engage with and serve scientists, students, governmental agencies and NGOs, by providing quality resources for research and learning. We support our communities of users as they create and disseminate knowledge that is the foundation for actions and decisions. This knowledge is used by individuals and organizations to steward our world’s human/environmental interface and enable everyone’s security in the face of natural disasters. We are an important component in the access to quality information in all formats.

This year we will again include the popular session, “Technology Tools and Tips.” These short talks are opportunities to describe any tool or innovation members have found useful.  Talks on technology failures and lessons learned are especially welcome, as are proposals from students using innovative strategies around information.

We welcome papers on any aspect of these topics or any other topics that would be of interest to atmospheric science librarianship. The deadline for submissions is August 24, 2020.

ASLI will again co-sponsor a Joint Session with the AMS Board (EIPT) on Data Stewardship. Papers that describe innovative technological advances, curation and preservation of data, and solutions that help us understand and serve data needs in the field are most welcome.

Please contact the ASLI program chairpersons, Joyce Shaw, (joyce.shaw@usm.edu), Elizabeth Fish (efish@miami.edu), or Chris Sherratt (gcsherra@mit.edu) if you would like to propose a session topic, panel, or poster for this conference. Please submit presentation proposal abstracts to the ASLI program chair. In most cases, presentations are 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Longer presentation will be considered, as well.

Submitted by: 
Joyce M. Shaw, MA, MLIS

Head Librarian & Professor
Gunter Library/University Libraries
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
The University of Southern Mississippi



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