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Discussion ACRL STS CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS AND POSTERS

by Jack Maness on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 04:25 pm

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS AND POSTERS

The Research Committee of the ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting its Annual Research Forum and its Poster Session at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 26 - July 1, 2014.

The Research Forum and Poster Session provide an excellent opportunity to share a wide range of research endeavors and methodologies relevant to science and technology librarianship. The Committee adheres to mentoring principles and utilizes a "blind" review process to select proposals.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS AND POSTERS

The Research Committee of the ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting its Annual Research Forum and its Poster Session at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 26 - July 1, 2014.

The Research Forum and Poster Session provide an excellent opportunity to share a wide range of research endeavors and methodologies relevant to science and technology librarianship. The Committee adheres to mentoring principles and utilizes a "blind" review process to select proposals.

Submissions for the paper and poster presentations are selected based on the abstract and significant progress by June 2014.  Writing style is critical and should be clear, concise, and organized. Abstracts should include some aspects of the research process.  Some examples are:

*         Hypothesis

*         Problem or purpose - research question or thesis - stated in one sentence.

*         Literature review in its simplest form - where your project fits with scholarly community.

*         Target group: people, animals, things etc. and relevant characteristics.

*         Methodology with essential components

*         Basic findings, including statistical limitations such as confidence intervals

*         Conclusions, implications, or applications

*         Contribute to the advancement of science and technology librarianship.

*         Demonstrate innovative and original research.

*         Contribute ideas for positioning librarians to be leaders both on and off campus.

Abstracts.  Abstracts should total no more than 250 words while addressing the aforementioned criteria.  Abstracts should indicate presentation category: Featured, Short Paper, or Poster Session.  Be sure to include your name, institution, phone, and e-mail address of all participants (not part of word count).  Please indicate whether or not the project was submitted to other conferences, for publication in a journal, published or presented before.

Featured Paper Presentations.    Our Featured Paper Presentation will be 20 minutes in length and followed by a thoughtful 10 minute critique from a guest commentator, who offers suggestions on how to prepare the paper for publication.  Proposals should reflect research that has been completed or initiatives that have already been implemented. At a minimum, significant progress should have been made toward completion or implementation.

Short Paper Presentations.  Short Papers are 10 minutes in length and may reflect research or initiatives that have been completed or are currently in progress. Short papers may also solicit feedback (5 minutes) on research ideas that are being formulated, outlining possible approaches and asking attendees and the guest commentator for their response.

Poster Presentations.  Submissions for the poster session are selected from two categories - STS Theme and Open Session.  The STS Theme for 2014 is "How can librarians assist with student diversity and retention in the STEM and health science fields at their institutions?"  The Open category is for research endeavors or practitioner projects outside the Theme that enhance science and technology librarianship.  Proposals should provide useful and practical findings, and opportunities for discussion.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: Galileo's 450th Birthday, Saturday, February 15, 2014.  Submissions are selected by the STS Research Committee. Acceptance of proposals reflects a commitment by the author(s) to present at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to Jack Maness, jack.maness@colorado.edu, and Greg Nelson, greg_nelson@byu.edu, Co-Chairs of the STS Research Committee.

 

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File STSPocket-Program-MW-2014

by Elizabeth Berman on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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Online Doc Upcoming (virtual) meeting of the ACRL/STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee

by Larayne Dallas on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 01:40 pm

 

The ACRL/STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee meeting is scheduled to meet (via conference call)

-February 3, 2014 (Monday)

-at 11:00 am CST (noon EST, 10:00 MST; 9:00 PST)

 

This is an open meeting and we welcome those interested in participating.

 

 

The ACRL/STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee meeting is scheduled to meet (via conference call)

-February 3, 2014 (Monday)

-at 11:00 am CST (noon EST, 10:00 MST; 9:00 PST)

 

This is an open meeting and we welcome those interested in participating.

 

For information necessary to call in to the meeting, please contact Larayne Dallas at ldallas@austin.utexas.edu or (512)-495-4503.  Committee members and others expressing an interest will receive the phone number (which is not yet assigned) in advance of the meeting.  

 

 

 

Agenda for the Meeting of the ACRL/STS Science Resources: Discovery & Access Committee

Revised 1/15/2014

 

            Topics                                                              approximate start time for item

  1. Introductions                                                              (11:00 am CST)
  2. Updates from STS Council                                            (11:05 am)
  3. Updates from the MARC Advisory Committee                 (11:10 am)
  4. Committee history, charge, and background                  (11:15 am)
  5. Past projects and loose ends                                        (11:18 am)
  6. Finding next projects                                                   (11:25 am)
  7. Assignments to members                                             (11:50 am)
  8. Adjourn                                                                      (noon CST)

 

 

Betty Landesman (blandesman@ubalt.edu) and Larayne Dallas (ldallas@austin.utexas.edu), co-chairs

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Event ACRL STS Hot Topics Discussion Group - LOEWS - Howe

by Kimberly Bailey on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

What the Heck Are Altmetrics?

Come and join the STS Hot Topics Discussion Group as we address Altmetrics!

What the Heck Are Altmetrics?

Come and join the STS Hot Topics Discussion Group as we address Altmetrics!

Altmetrics are a set of new and/or emerging metrics used to measure the impact of scholarship in different ways as an alternative to older metrics, such as the Impact Factor and H-Factor. The program will begin with a lively introduction by Rachel Borchardt of American University and Andrea Michalek of Plum Analytics covering: the concept of altmetrics, why they are needed, recent developments, tools, and ways to use them. This will be followed by an even livelier guided discussion of how you might be able to put altmetrics to work at your institution.

 

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Online Doc ALA Midwinter 2014 - ACRL_STS Hot Topics Discussion Group Agenda

by Kimberly Bailey on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

ALA Midwinter 2014
ACRL – STS Hot Topics Discussion Group
Agenda for All Committees’ Meeting

Date: January 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Loews Philadelphia Hotel – Howe Room

ALA Midwinter 2014
ACRL – STS Hot Topics Discussion Group
Agenda for All Committees’ Meeting

Date: January 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Loews Philadelphia Hotel – Howe Room

I.              Introductions

II.            Information from Council I, if necessary

III.           Last minute prep for HTDG session
            (including assignment of attendance, gathering evaluations, etc.)

IV.          Future Plans (venues and topics for upcoming sessions)

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Event All-Committees Meeting (ACRL STS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

These are open committee meetings for the section. Please visit if you're interested in eventually joining a committee.

More information about this conference session

Online Doc ALA 2014 Midwinter Meeting Room Assignments

by Matthew Marsteller on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 03:39 pm

Hello STS Members!

We've received our meeting room assignments for Midwinter.

Here is the list of convention center/hotel abbreviations:

Abbreviation

Hotel Name

PCC

Pennsylvania Convention Center

LOEWS

Loews Philadelphia Hotel*

MAR

Hello STS Members!

We've received our meeting room assignments for Midwinter.

Here is the list of convention center/hotel abbreviations:

Abbreviation

Hotel Name

PCC

Pennsylvania Convention Center

LOEWS

Loews Philadelphia Hotel*

MAR

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown*

COURT

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia

DOUB

Double Tree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

SHER

Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel

*Co-Headquarters Hotel

A gentle reminder:  We are prohibited from making room set changes in the convention center and other meeting venues. Rooms are set to accommodate all groups, not one group.  I'll get a number for us to use if the AV setup is incorrect just before the Midwinter meeting and I'll be sure to share that with you.

The ALA Online Scheduler for Midwinter 2014 will go live this week, and will be available from the Midwinter 2014 Web site, http://alamidwinter.org/.

Please note that this year we do have a Twitter hash tag for those of you that wish to make use of it.  I plan to do what I can on Twitter.  The hash tag is: #acrlsts.

Matt Marsteller

STS Chair
Head, Science Libraries
Carnegie Mellon University
Phone: 412-268-7212
Email: matthewm@andrew.cmu.edu

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Discussion 2013 STS Events & Programs at ALA Annual Conference

by Lori Ostapowicz-Critz on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 06:35 pm

 

ALA Annual Conference 2013

 STS Events & Programs

 

 

ALA Annual Conference 2013

 STS Events & Programs

 

The Science & Technology Section of ACRL has a vast array of programs and events planned for ALA Annual 2013  ---  along with the slate of STS committee and task force meetings scheduled to conduct the business of the Section.  There will be opportunities for lively discussion, professional development and networking with your colleagues.  These events and programs are open to all, so please join us! 

 

 

Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group (ACRL STS)
 Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:30am
McCormick Place Convention Center    N137

 Platforms and Partnerships:  Surveying the Academic e-Book Landscape --
 

Building academic e-book collections involves a level of complexity far beyond anything experienced in the print environment. Gone are the days when decisions about book purchases were limited to cloth vs paper binding. We now have to consider factors such as publisher vs aggregator platforms, pricing based on single vs multiple user options, subject collections vs individual titles, subscription access vs outright purchase, and our usage rights for course reserves and interlibrary loan.

Please join us for a timely discussion of how and why publishers and vendors are joining forces to deliver e-book content to academic libraries, and how differences between platforms and licenses impact our collections and our users.

Panelists include:
Matt Barnes, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at ebrary
Bob , Manager, Account Development and Strategic Alliances at Springer
Scott Wasinger, Vice President of Sales, eBooks and Audiobooks at EBSCO
Charles Withington, Vice President of North America Book Sales and Global Amazon Sales at Elsevier.

The panel moderator is Scott Warren, Head of Collections (from August 1

- Interim Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship) at Syracuse University

 

 

 Federal Science Agency Update (ACRL STS)
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago  Grand A

 A panel of experts will provide updates on new developments and resources from federal agencies serving the science/technology sector.

 

 

 

College Science Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL STS)
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center  N127

 Fostering innovation and creativity among staff --
Change in our libraries is not just driven by technology, planning mandates, or obeisance to college accreditation standards.  An overlooked element is the human factor—the creativity and innovation of staff (librarians, paraprofessionals, support staff) who are often the prime movers for change in our libraries.   Come and share your perspectives on how this issue plays out in academic science libraries.

 

 

General Membership Meeting & Breakfast (ACRL STS)
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
McCormick Place Convention Center  N226

 Join us for the 2013 ACRL Science & Technology Section Membership Meeting and Breakfast for all STS members. This event will include member news, time to network with STS colleagues, announcements on STS awards, plus a special welcome for new members.

 

 

Hot Topics Discussion Group (ACRL STS)
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:30am
McCormick Place Convention Center  N426a

Working Collaboratively with Faculty, Researchers, and Administrators --
Whether a library is in a small private liberal arts college or a major public research university, librarians can achieve more by working outside of traditional lines.  By aligning our interests with those of our stakeholders, we can build collaborative partnerships to accomplish things that were not possible working separately. This session will feature a collection of tables, each led by a librarian who has successfully managed a different kind of collaboration. Using their experience as a spring board, the table will discuss strategies from developing ideas, spotting gatekeepers, presenting your plan, dealing with complications, getting the plan underway, and following through.

 

Science and Technology Library Research Forum (ACRL STS)

The Research Forum provides an excellent opportunity to share recent research endeavors addressing issues and trends in science and technology librarianship.  The research projects are peer reviewed and presented as oral presentations or posters.  Both events occur on separate dates.

 

STS Program Feature and Short Papers
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago  Columbus EF

 

STS Program Poster Session (ACRL STS)
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:30am
McCormick Place Convention Center  S406a

 

 

 2013 STS Program: There's An App for That: The Use of Mobile Devices, Apps and Resources for Health and Sci-Tech Librarians and Their Users (ACRL STS & HSIG)
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
McCormick Place Convention Center  S405

 Presenters: 
Moderator: Steven Adams, Life Sciences Librarian, Northwestern University
Speaker:
Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, TMC Library
Speaker:
Max Anderson, Assistant Library Director for Educational Technology, Rush University Medical Center
Speaker:
Rebecca Miller, College Librarian for Science & Information Literacy Coordinator, University Libraries at Virginia Tech

 Mobile devices are changing how library users access information and applications (apps) for mobile devices are being released at a rapid rate. This program will discuss the range and functionality of mobile and tablet applications available to librarians and end users and how librarians can play an integral role in providing access to quality applications. The program will also address how mobile technologies can be implemented and offer a clearer understanding of the usefulness of these tools. Guidelines for using apps for teaching and assessment of available apps will also be presented.

 

 

 

STS Program Poster Session (ACRL STS)
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:30am
McCormick Place Convention Center  S406a

 The blind peer reviewed poster session is presented in conjunction with the ACRL Science & Technology Section's Annual Program. Posters will be presented in two categories – STS Theme and Open Session. The STS Theme encompasses: 1) Teaching with mobile devices and apps, 2) Range and functionality of mobile and tablet applications available to librarians as well as users, and 3) Evaluation of apps. The Open category is for research endeavors or practitioner projects outside the Theme that enhance science and technology librarianship.

 2013 STS Posters:

Biographies and Oral Histories Lead to Understanding Culture & Diversity in Science

Eddy González & Robert Yost
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

 

Evaluating Students’ Information Evaluation Abilities in an Agricultural Readings Seminar Class: A Three Pronged Approach

Marianne Stowell Bracke
Purdue University

 

Evolving instruction delivery for chemistry information literacy course

 Meris A. Mandernach
The Ohio State University

 Yasmeen Shorish & Barbara Reisner
James Madison University

 

One h-Index to Rule Them All? Using h-Index Realities to Educate Researchers about their Online Presence 

Jan Fransen
University of Minnesota

 

 

Creating a USB Flash Drive as a Useful Marketing Tool for Library Services

 Catherine Soehner
University of Utah

 

 Measuring Science and Technology information literacy competencies: Creation of the CELT assessment

Amy S. Van Epps, Ruth Wertz, Michael Fosmire & Şenay Purzer
Purdue University

 

Use of Central Open Access Funds by Biology Faculty

Donna Marie Braquet
University of Tennessee Knoxville

 

 Science Database Holdings at ARL and Oberlin Group Academic Libraries from 2010 to 2012: a Longitudinal Study

 Tim Klassen
University of Alberta

 

 Converting Dissertations to Patent Applications: A Study in Four Disciplines

 Nan Butkovich
The Pennsylvania State University

 

E-Science Opportunities and Competencies for the Effective Science Librarian

 Tyler Dzuba
University of Rochester

 

 Building Community: Pairing Science Book Discussions with an Online Network

 Renee Tanner
Arizona State University

 

iPad Game Library

Christy Caldwell
University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Connecting Theory to Praxis: Developing a Research Agenda for Your Section

Jane Nichols
Oregon State University Libraries

Jennifer Gilley
Penn State New Kensington

 

Universal Design for Learning, the Library, and STEM: Common Cause, Uncommon Ground

 Katy Kavanagh & Jeanne Hoover
East Carolina University

 

 

Behind the Scenes: Tips + Taps: Integrating Apps into the Research Process

 Mary Oberlies & April Kelley
George Mason University

 

 Seeds of change: pruning perceptions of plagiarism into ethical behavior for STEM students

 Michelle Leonard, Denise Bennett, Amy Buhler, Margeaux Johnson & Melody Royster
University of Florida

 

STEM on the platform: comparative analysis of multiple e-book providers

Tara Tobin Cataldo & Michelle Leonard
University of Florida

 


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STS would like to thank our 2013 sponsors for their generosity and support of STS programs and events:

 

IOP (Institute of Physics) Publishing

AAAS

SPIE

YBP

IEEE 

CRC Press (Taylor & Francis)

Morgan & Claypool

Elsevier 

Knovel

ProQuest
Thomson Reuters

 

 

 

 

 

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Discussion STS events at ALA Annual 2013 - Pocket Guide & Flyer

by Lori Ostapowicz-Critz on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Attached are 2 great handouts to help you navigate the STS landscape at ALA annual 2013. 

The flyer has detailed descriptions of the STS programs and events.  The Pocket Guide gives you a calendar look at the events and programs.

 

We hope to see everyone in Chicago!

 

 

Lori Critz - STS Chair

 

Event TRAIL Information & Update Session @ ALA Annual 6/30/2013

by Sinai Wood on Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 02:18 pm

Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)

Information and Update Session

Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)

Information and Update Session

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Room S505a McCormick Place Convention Center

You are invited to an open meeting for all new and prospective members of TRAIL.  Learn more about the project, current activities, and opportunities.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 TRAIL is an initiative to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.

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To provide a forum through which librarians in scientific and technical subject fields can achieve and maintain awareness of the impact and range of information with which they work; to promote improved accessibility to and active use of this information.

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