The theme for the 2013 SLA Conference in San Diego is Connect, Collaborate, Strategize. The programs offered by the Sci-Tech Division are a combination of our traditional events such as the Newcomers Lunch, Annual Breakfast, Science and Engineering 101, and “Science of” series plus some new topics and formats that will allow you to connect and collaborate with colleagues, energize your career and provide strategies for improving your areas of expertise. Early-bird registration is now available through April 12, 2013. If you have already registered for the full-conference, now is your opportunity to add ticketed events. http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac13/reg.cfm
The program line up for the Sci-Tech Division at the San Diego Conference includes:
SATURDAY, June 8, 2013
8am-5pm CE Course, Patent Research: The Next Level
Ticketed event $299 members/$199 students-retired/$399 non members.
Limit to 50. Bring your laptop for the hands–on portion of the session. A limited number of computer workstations will be available onsite.
Workshop lead by Chris Vestal, Government Specialist, Lexis/Nexis and Maria Krieser, Patent Researcher/Information Specialist with ASRC Management Services
Sponsored by Proquest/Dialog
11:30am- 1:00pm Newcomers Lunch (by invitation only)
Sponsored by IEEE
5:00-7:00pm DST Board Meeting
All members of the division are welcome to attend.
SUNDAY, June 9, 2013
11:45am- 1:15pm: Content and Interfaces, What’s New?
Lightning talks from content providers, database producers, search engine developers with time for Q&A. Confirmed attendees include: Deep Web Technologies, Elsevier, Microsoft Research, ProQuest/Dialog, Springer, Thomson Reuters.
Sponsored by Elsevier, Springer
MONDAY, June 10, 2013
7:30 am-9am: Annual Business Meeting and Awards (Breakfast)
Ticketed event $25 member/$20 student-retired/$35 non-member
Join us for our annual awards breakfast. This is your chance to connect with other members of the SciTech Division and share in congratulating our award winners;
Sponsored by IEEE
10-11:30am: Next Generation Science Librarians (co-host, CHEM lead)
The role of the sci-tech librarian is changing – it’s not just reference assistance and cataloging anymore. The sci-tech librarian of the future is an analyst using citation and publication data to demonstrate the impact of their customers’ research, and in turn the parent organization. Librarians will share practical information about how they serve customers in this new non-traditional role.
Sponsored by CRC/ Taylor & Francis
12-1:30pm: Big Data, Big Challenges (Spotlight Session)
The data deluge is here–data intensive science, social science and information networks. A panel of librarians and researchers will discuss the types of new data services offered and the new roles for information professionals
Britt Mueller, Qualcomm – Speaker
Amy Affelt, Director of Database Research, Compass Lexecon – Speaker
David Minor, Head of Digital Preservation Initiatives, UC San Diego – Speaker
Richard Moore, Deputy Director and Project Manager, Research Cyberinfrastructure, San Diego Supercomputer Center – Speaker
Helen Josephine, Head of the Engineering Library, Stanford University Libraries – Moderator
Sponsored by ACS, Wiley, World Scientific
4-5:30pm: Science and Engineering 101
Topic for 2013: Research Resources for Transportation and Mining, Geology, Metallurgy.
Presenters: Mary Frances Lembo and James Manasco
Sponsored by SAE International
5:30-7:30pm: All Sciences Poster Session (co-host, BIOMED lead)
TUESDAY, June 11, 2013
8:00 -9:30am: Tips and Tricks for Developing and Using Research Apps
Developers of research apps and librarians who have deployed these apps will discuss current trends.
Panel to include Michael Habib, Scopus/Elsevier and Gayenel Rice, 3M
10:00-11:30: Computer Science Roundtable (co-host, IT Division lead)
Moderators: Helen Josephine and Ruth Kneale
Unconference format, bring your ideas and questions.
2-3:30pm: Science of Wine (co-host, BIOMED lead)
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2013
8:30am-4:30pm SciTech Division Tour: Qualcomm and UC San Diego Geisel Library and Calit2 Star Cave
Ticketed event: Member $40/student retired $25/Non-member $60
Limit to 30
Our hosts: Britt Mueller, Qualcomm and Susan Shepherd, UC San Diego
Sponsored by IEEE