“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

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