ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section) Section
Elizabeth Wallace on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 11:02am
The Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group of the ACRL Science & Technology Section invites you to join us at ALA Midwinter 2016 in Boston for:
The Rise of the Mega Journal: Is bigger better?
The mega journal: open access, peer-reviewed, and typically defined by a very large number of papers published compared to other scholarly journals. In recent years a number of commercial publishers, scholarly and professional societies, and university presses have branched out into this relatively new form of scholarly communication.
Please join us for a timely discussion on the origin of the mega journal, and where it fits within the larger publishing landscape. Participating on our panel:
Dr. Nandita Quaderi
Publishing Director, Open Research, Nature Publishing Group
Dr. Deborah Sweet
Editor and Publishing Director, Cell Press
Dr. Jason Wilde
Chief Publishing Officer, American Institute of Physics
Moderator: Scott Warren
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at Syracuse University Libraries
Sunday February 1st, 8:30am – 10:00am, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 156C
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The Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group of the ACRL Science & Technology Section invites you to join us at ALA Midwinter 2015 in Chicago for:
Publishing and the Society
Sunday February 1st, 8:30am – 10:00am, McCormick Place West, W176a
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Scholarly and professional societies play an essential role in STEM publishing and account for many of the world’s oldest academic publishing operations, predating most of their commercial counterparts. Please join us for a discussion of the unique role of the society publisher within the scholarly publishing environment, and the future challenges and opportunities they face.
Robert Harington, Associate Executive Director, Publishing, American Mathematical Society
Stephen Hawthorne, Executive Director, Publishing, Royal Society of Chemistry
Stephen Moss, Chief Operating Officer, IOP Publishing
Mary Warner, Assistant Director of Publications, American Geophysical Union
The panel moderator is Scott Warren, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at Syracuse University Libraries.
The STS Liaisons Online Forum
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 3pm – 4pm EDT
(12pm – 1pm PDT; 1 pm – 2 pm MDT; 2pm – 3pm CDT)
The theme for the forum this year will be around the scholarly communication and data issues in the STEM organizations. During this free, hour-long virtual presentation, three liaisons who have recently attended meetings for their organizations will share the key activities in their liaising organizations in these areas. The liaisons will also discuss service opportunities and resources available to STS members in the different organizations. There will be time for questions, so come prepared to learn about the American Physical Society (APS), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)!
There is no cost to attend this online forum. We hope to see you there!
Date: June 11, 2015
Time: 3pm – 4pm EDT
Forum URL (No Registration Required. Enter as a Guest): http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r75r78vyyqh/
Rachel Besara, Florida State University
STS Liaison to APS (http://www.aps.org/)
Rachel Besara is the Director of STEM Libraries & Research Initiatives at Florida State University, overseeing the Dirac Science Library and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Library. Her research interests include research faculty’s view of the research process & the library’s role in that process and evidence based practice. Previous to this position she was an Assessment Librarian at Florida State University.
Patti McCall, University of Central Florida
STS Liaison to ACS (http://www.acs.org/)
Patti McCall has been Science Librarian at the University of Central Florida (second largest university in student enrollment in the U.S. at 62,000 students) for three years. She is an active member of the Chemical Information Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), ACRL, and is appointed as the STS Liaison to ACS from 2014 to 2016. Patti is also the organizer for Orlando’s Science Café.
Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech
STS Liaison to AIBS (http://www.aibs.org)
Ginny Pannabecker is Life Science & Scholarly Communications Librarian at Virginia Tech where she works with departments in life and health sciences, and explores Scholarly Communication topics. She is a new member of, and STS liaison to the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Ginny will share key points from an AIBS workshop on "Changing Practices in Data Publications," which took place in December 2014 and involved representatives from federal funding agencies; publishers and librarians; scientific societies and journals; and data services / providers.
Presented by the STS Liaisons Committee
STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Our liaisons have the important role of helping to develop connections between librarians and other STEM professionals.
Are you attending 2015 ALA Midwinter in Chicago? The attached STS Pocket Program will help you decide when and where to go.
STS Research Agenda Forum
2/1/15 from 3pm-4pm
Sheraton Chicago, Ballroom 8
Help the task force finalize the content for the agenda and make it useful for the membership.
Publishing and the Society - Panel Discussion
2/1/15 from 8:30am-10am
McCormick Place West W176a
Panelists from American Mathematical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, IOP Publishing, and the American Geophysical Union discuss the unique role of the society publisher within the scholarly publishing environment and the future challenges they face.
Science Librarian Boot Camp Boot Camp
1/31/15 from 1pm-2:30pm
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom 8
What are these regional science boot camps? Do they include events like navigating an obstacle course in an unfamiliar library, making s'mores over burning piles of deaccessioned indexes, or building a fort out of old volumes of Chemical Abstracts to repel the campers from the other side of the lake? Hear from boot camp planners like Maxine Schmidt of the University Of Massachusetts Amherst, Margaret Mellinger of Oregon State University, and Tim Klassen of the University of Alberta talk about their experiences attending, planning, and running boot camps. The usual lively discussion will follow, exploring what you might get out of a boot camp, what you did at a boot camp, and what you might like to see at future boot camps.
See you in Chicago,
STS Publicity Officer (2014-2016)