Schedule for 2012 in Chicago
Below are the sessions that are arranged by the Sci-Tech Division of SLA. We have also included the major SLA events and sessions. See this blog post for room numbers.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Sci-Tech Newcomers Lunch. Location provided to those with an RSVP. Sponsored by the IEEE
Science-Technology Division Advisory Board Meeting
Taste of Chicago Welcome Reception. All conference attendees are invited to celebrate the start of the SLA 2012 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO.
Sunday General Session and Awards Presentation. Join us as we honor our 2012 Award Recipients and outstanding conference partners before featured speaker, Guy Kawasaki, takes the stage of the impressive Arie Crown Theater.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Science-Technology Division Business and Awards Breakfast. Annual business and breakfast meeting of the Sci-Tech Division. Come have some breakfast, network with your colleagues old and new, and find out what the division is doing. Sponsored by IEEE & Knovel
Collections in Transition: Impact of eResources on Collection Development and Management (Academic as lead with DSOC, EDU Div, Sci-Tech Div) As library collections move from the print to the electronic world, libraries face new opportunities and challenges that require thinking about critical issues such as how the practice of collection development has evolved in an electronic world. In this session you will learn how libraries are evolving their collection development practices and policies to address the proliferation of electronic books, including making acquisitions based on patron demand. As well, learn about the complexity of creating, managing and selling ebooks from a publisher perspective; information that will provide librarians with valuable insight into ebooks from press to desktop. Sponsored by the ACS
INFO-EXPO Magnificent Mile Networking Refreshments
Computer Science Roundtable (Sci-Tech as lead with PAM) The CS Roundtable topic discussion will be on new software tools and apps to streamline the research workflow. Representatives of Mendeley, Elsevier and Thomson Reuters will be on the panel and we will have plenty of time for your questions. We will have AV support in the room, so the vendors can do live demos if they choose. Sponsored by the ACM and Morgan & Claypool
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
DENG Standards Update (ENG Div as lead with Sci-Tech). Learn about the latest product innovations from many of our technical standards publishers and vendors. Sponsored by World Scientific
INFO-EXPO Lincoln Park Networking Lunch
How and Why Things Fail – Forensic Engineers & Information Specialists (Sci-Tech as lead with ENG Div, Trans Div, Insur Div, Chem Div) Real Forensic Engineering not made for TV. Librarians, information researchers, and libraries of all types and forms are essential to the field of forensic engineering. Come hear Michael Stevenson of ESI talk about what forensic engineering really is and how the gathering of information is key to the field. Sponsored by INSPEC
Open Access to Federal Science Technology Information (Sci-Tech as lead with ENG Div) The session will address Open access through the Federal Science Repository Service (FSRS) and the collaboration between NTIS and the scientific and engineering communities. Learn the what, why and how of this collaboration and find out how it is working and what it can do for you. Sponsored by the ACS
Also 4:00-5:30 pm
Science of Beauty Care (DCHE as lead with Sci-Tech, BIO) Back by popular demand, this session will focus on the science and chemistry of popular skin care products. Scientists will provide insights into the benefits of skin care products old and new, and experts from the industry will address the cultural side of skin care trends. Product samples will be available.
All Sciences Poster Reception (SciTech Div as Lead with BIO Div, CHEM Div, ENG Div) This event highlights multiple themes representing innovation, creativity, and change, with support from multiple divisions. Join your colleagues for food, drink, and networking, and learn new ideas to take back to your library. Sponsored by the CAS and Elsevier
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Science and Engineering 101: Nuclear Science & Engineering (Sci-Tech as Lead with ENG Div.) Mary Frances Lembo and James Manasco are going to talk about Physics and Nuclear Science & Engineering and how to locate information in those subject areas. Sponsored by Dialog & Proquest Market Solutions
SLA Annual Business and Membership Meeting. Come hear SLA CEO Janice R. Lachance deliver the annual state-of-the association presentation. In addition, SLA President Brent Mai and Treasurer Dan Trefethen will report on the successes and planned initiatives of the association.
Future Now: A Panel Discussion. Join us for a new and exciting panel presentation by leading information pros who will discuss and debate topics that were popular during the conference and will continue to be important throughout 2012. This highly engaging event will build on the momentum created by conference sessions and attendee interactions and will include content posted on social media platforms by conference attendees. Facilitated by Donna Scheeder, an SLA past president, this expert panel will address provocative and radical questions about our profession, our services and our value. You’ll explore challenging perspectives and ideas for our future, and you’ll walk away excited, inspired and re-invigorated about the profession’s possibilities.
Closing Reception. The Kentucky Chapter invites all conference attendees to join us in putting the icing on the cake of another successful conference. We hope you will take this chance to bid adieu to your friends and colleagues before you travel back to your place of origin. We also hope to ease your parting tears by including a drink ticket and a chance to win a little taste of Kentucky.
Schedule for 2011 in Philadelpha
|Date||Time slot||Title of the session|
|Sunday, June 12||11:30am-1:00pm||Newcomers Lunch (Location TBD)|
|Sunday, June 12||1:30-3:00pm||DST Board Meeting|
|Monday, June 13||8-9:30am||DST Business Meeting|
|Monday, June 13||10-11:30am||Crime Scene Investigation Philadelphia: Forensic Science Explained|
|Monday, June 13||2-3:30pm||Collaboration Across Disciplines|
|Monday, June 13||4-5:30pm||Visualization of Science|
|Monday, June 13||6:00-8:00pm||Open House (Field House)|
|Tuesday, June 14||10-11:30||Developments in Informatics|
|Tuesday, June 14||12-1:30pm||Open|
|Tuesday, June 14||2-3:30||The Science of Ice Cream|
|Tuesday, June 14||5:00-7:00pm||All-Sciences Poster Paper session|
|Weds, June 15||8-9:30am||Science 2.1: New Forms of Scholarly Communication in the Sciences|
|Weds, June 15||10-11:30am||Sci-Tech 101|
|Weds, June 15||10-11:30am||Computer Science RT|
|Weds, June 15||Noon-1:30||Data: the Next Generation: Sci-Tech Contributed Papers|
|Thursday, June 16||10am-Noon||Tour of the EPA Library|
|Thursday, June 16||All Day||Tour of TastyKakes|
|Thursday, June 16||All Day||Tour of the Franklin Institute|