The YSRT Fall Workshop will be held on October 21st at the Salt Lake City Public Library. More information to follow soon.
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The 2017 ULA Conference will be held May 17th-19th, 2017 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, UT.
Submissions for preconferences and conference sessions will be accepted October 1-31.
“Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a free workshop on earth science information resources – will be presented by the Geoscience Information Society on Saturday, September 24 in Denver, Colorado. Registration is open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.
GL101 is a professional development opportunity aimed at librarians new to the geosciences and those already in the field who want a refresher. The day-long workshop will provide an overview of geoscience information and current topics in reference, research, and publications; collection development; geospatial information; and geoscience data management. The presenters are all experienced geoscience librarians: Emily Wild (U.S. Geological Survey), Lura Joseph (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), Amanda Bielskas (Columbia University), Linda Zellmer (Western Illinois University), and Hannah Hamalainen (University of New Hampshire). After the formal presentations participants will have the opportunity to engage in open discussion and to network with other information professionals.
GL101 will be held from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the Collaborative Classroom Room 116, Auraria Library, 1100 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. Registrations must be received by September 19. To sign up, please provide your name, daytime contact information, and professional (work/school) affiliation to the workshop organizer, Clara P. McLeod at the Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, St. Louis, MO 63130, telephone 314-935-4817, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop is jointly sponsored with the Auraria Library, a tri-institutional academic library serving the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver.
The Geoscience Information Society is an international professional organization devoted to improving the exchange of information in the earth sciences. Information about the Society may be found at its website www.geoinfo.org.
- Application Due Date: September 30, 2016
- Notification of Award: October 10, 2016
- Public library partnership with a six county prevention coalition to provide teen health outreach programming in the areas of youth mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and depression.
- Academic library partnership with a middle school and a volunteer community health organization to instruct students on evaluating and using online health information.
- Public library partnership with an elementary school to conduct fun after school programming for K-3 on health topics incorporating play to engage participants in healthy behaviors and body functions.
- High school library partnership with health careers academy to create public service announcements relevant to the student’s medical and bioscience curriculum.
- Hospital library partnership with a school serving K-8 students with chronic illnesses to provide instruction to bolster health literacy skills.
August 15th, 2016 – September 6th, 2016
This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.