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Registration Open for Free Upcoming ACRL Science and Technology Section Webinars in June (Part 1 of 2)

(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

The Science and Technology Section (STS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites you to join us for as many of our free virtual programs in June 2022 as you would like. Information for each of the first three sessions is below, along with registration links, where applicable. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2:00-3:30 PM CDT–“STS Hot Topics Summer Discussion”

Save the date! The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rapid proliferation of scientific output, with the release of many pre-prints, datasets, and scholarly articles, as well as popular articles that discuss them.

The STS Hot Topics committee will host a discussion session to examine changes to scientific publishing and communication during the pandemic. The session will feature speakers and multiple breakout sections to discuss impacts to our own work.

The registration link forthcoming. Look for it on the STS ALA Connect Listserv.

Monday, June 13, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT–“2022 STS Government Information Update”

Join us for the annual STS Government Information Update! This year’s topic is the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy (https://sharing.nih.gov/data-management-and-sharing-policy/about-the-data-management-sharing-policies) that will be implemented in January 2023. The potential impacts of this policy on libraries and library workers will be addressed by our four presenters: Kristin Briney (Biology & Biological Engineering Librarian at Caltech), Lisa Federer (Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine), Taunton Paine (Director of Scientific Data Sharing Policy at NIH), and Robyn Reed (Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Penn State College of Medicine).

Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tuesday, June 14, 12:00-3:00 PM CDT–“2022 STS Annual Program”

This free program will be held virtually and will consist of three (3) parts:

(A) 12:00-1:30 PM CDT–The (Pending) Science Information Literacy Framework: Three panelists will introduce the new (pending) Science Information Literacy Framework: Nikki Rech (Sciences Research and Instruction Librarian at Georgia Southern University, and member of the Task Force that wrote the framework); Aditi Gupta (Engineering & Science Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries); and Anamika Megwalu (Faculty Director of Library Instruction & Assessment at San Jose State University). Then participants will break into small groups to discuss their experiences with and/or to delve deeper into the framework.  Sponsored by the 2022 STS Conference Program Planning Committee.
(B) 1:30-2:00 PM–Networking time
(C) 2:00-3:00 PM–Equitable Practices in Scholarly Communications:  Join Yasmeen Shorish, Head of Scholarly Communications Strategies & Special Advisor to the Dean for Equity Initiatives at James Madison University, for a talk and discussion of equitable practices in scholarly communications.  Sponsored by the STS Professional Development Committee.​

You are welcome to attend any or all parts. Register here. Many thanks to Elsevier for sponsoring the live captioning for this program!

Please contact Bonnie L. Fong (STS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect) at LibrarianBonnieFong@gmail.com if you have any questions about these webinars.

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