Seminar on Geoscience Librarianship

Jun 30, 2005 by

The Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) in conjunction with the Geological Society of America annual meeting is sponsoring a *free* seminar on Geoscience Librarianship. The program will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 10:30 to 5:00 at the Gould Room, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Participation is open to all professional librarians, information specialists, and students. There is no charge for the seminar, but advance registration is required. Contact Adonna Fleming to register or for more information.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2005
Geoscience Information Society
Contact Shaun Hardy: 202-478-7960
E-Mail: hardy@dtm.ciw.edu

FREE SEMINAR ON GEOSCIENCE LIBRARIANSHIP SET FOR OCTOBER 15

Are you a librarian new to the geosciences? Need information? Want a mentor? Come join the experts for “Geoscience Librarianship 101″ — a free seminar on geoscience librarianship, sponsored by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) in conjunction with the Geological Society of America annual meeting. The program is set for Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 10:30 to 5:00 at the Gould Room, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Experienced geoscience librarians will lead breakout sessions in key topics. Lisa Dunn, Head of Reference at the Arthur Lake Library, Colorado School of Mines, will moderate discussion of collection development. A session on map librarianship will be coordinated by Linda Zellmer, Head of the Geology Library, Indiana University. Connie Mansion, President of Connie J. Manson & Associates, Geoscience Information Services, will share tips on marketing your library and services.

Following lunch with a mentor, there will be group discussion of emerging topics of interest to geoscience librarians. The seminar will conclude with an open forum on electronic resources, with an opportunity to view GeoScienceWorld, GeoRef, and other online information products. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA).

Participation is open to all professional librarians, information specialists, and students. There is no charge for the seminar, but advance registration is required. To reserve your place, or to request additional information, please contact Adonna Fleming, GSIS Vice President, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 221B Love Library, Lincoln, NE 68588-4100, telephone 402-472-3920, e-mail afleming@unlnotes.unl.edu.

The Geoscience Information Society is an international professional organization devoted to improving the exchange of information in the earth sciences. Information about the Society may be found at its website www.geoinfo.org.

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Shaun J. Hardy
Publicity Officer

Geoscience Information Society
c/o American Geological Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1502
tel 202-478-7960, fax 202-478-7971
e-mail hardy@dtm.ciw.edu

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