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Call for Proposals: 25th Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference (Currently Jan. 23-27, 2022, in Houston)–Deadline Tues., Aug. 3, 2021

(via Elise Gowen, Penn State University)

The 25th Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Conference will be held 23-27 January 2022 in Houston, TX, in conjunction with the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Annual Meeting. For this conference, sessions will be in person and virtual.

The theme for the 102nd AMS Annual Meeting is “Environmental Security: weather, water and climate for a more secure world” With this theme, the AMS has organized the Annual Meeting theme around five environmental security pillars, which are often linked and dependent on one another.

  • Extreme weather: national and human security impacts of extreme weather and climatic events.
  • Energy security: environmental and security issues associated with ensuring uninterrupted availability of energy sources that are affordable, reliable, and accessible.
  • Food security: environmental and security issues associated with the need for consistent physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets people’s dietary needs.
  • Health security: environmental and security issues associated with minimizing “the danger and impact of acute public health events that endanger the collective health of populations living across geographical regions and international boundaries.” (WHO, n.d.: Health security. Accessed Apr. 7, 2020, here)
  • Water security: environmental and security issues associated with a population’s capacity to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable-quality water for sustenance of livelihoods, well-being, and socioeconomic development, and for protecting against threats from waterborne pollution and water-related disasters.

This year ASLI will again include the popular session, “Technology Tools and Tips.” These short talks are opportunities to describe any tool or innovation members have found useful. Talks on technology failures and lessons learned are especially welcome, as are proposals from students using innovative strategies around information.

We welcome papers on any aspect of these topics or any other topics of interest to atmospheric science librarianship including best practices, diversity, equity, or inclusion issues, collection development, and addressing innovative methods of providing service during the pandemic.

ASLI will again co-sponsor a Joint Session with the AMS Board (EIPT) on Data Stewardship. Papers that describe innovative technological advances, curation and preservation of data, and solutions that help us understand and meet data needs in the field are most welcome.

Proposals are due ​Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Please contact the ASLI program chairpersons, Joyce Shaw (joyce.shaw@usm.edu), Elizabeth Fish (efish@miami.edu), or Chris Sherratt (gcsherra@mit.edu), if you would like to propose a session topic, panel, or poster for this conference. Please submit presentation proposal abstracts of 200 words or less to the ASLI program chair. In most cases, presentations are 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Longer presentations will be considered, as well. Please include names of authors, their affiliations, and title of the session.

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