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The STS Liaisons Online Forum Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 3pm – 4pm EDT

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.