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Registration Open for Free Upcoming ACRL Science and Technology Section Webinars in June (Part 2 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 final two sessions is below, along with registration links, where applicable. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 2:00-4:00 PM CDT–“2022 STS Research Forum & Membership ‘Breakfast'”

This free program combines the STS Research Committee’s Research Forum presentations with the STS Membership “Breakfast.” The Research Forum lasts from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT, while the Membership “Breakfast” is from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT. Come for part or all!

In the first hour of the program, the STS Research Forum will consist of two presentations, with time for questions and answers at the end. The two presentations are as follows.

  • “The Status of Women in STEM in Higher Education in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review for STEM Librarians”–Heidi Blackburn, George Mason University
  • “Understanding Open Access (OA) Trends in Engineering through Scholarly Assessment: A Bibliometric Analysis of Open Access Publications at the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville”–Jonathan M. Torres, Rutgers University-Newark , and Jay McAllister, University of Arkansas Libraries

The second hour of the program will be a virtual membership “breakfast” with casual discussions in breakout rooms. Learn how your science librarian colleagues are handling issues such as transformative publishing agreements and the great reshuffle/resignation or choose to talk about new things you’re learning and excited to share. This is a wonderful time to reconnect with colleagues from around the country!

Register in advance for this event here.

Thursday, June 16, 2:00-3:00 PM CDT–“2022 STS Lightning Talks”

The STS Research Committee will host its free virtual Lightning Talks session on Thursday, June 16. The session will consist of three short presentations, with time for questions and answers at the end. The three sessions are as follows.

  • “Using curriculum mapping to improve information literacy instruction in engineering”–Tracy Zahradnik, University of Toronto
  • “Incorporating the ACRL Information Literacy Framework into a Natural Resources Management Decision-making Framework”–Patricia Hartman and Robert Gitzen, Auburn University
  • “Beyond ENIAC, LO, and Reaper: Promoting DEIA in the History of Computing”–Carmen Cole, Penn State University

Register here.​

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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