June 20, 2008
Learn More in Seattle
SLA 2008 attendees can get more information on chemistry and information science at several classes and workshops. Here are several: CHEMISTRY FOR THE NON-CHEMIST LIBRARIAN
Saturday, 14 June, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Information scientists with responsibilities for providing chemistry reference services should understand the structure and language of chemistry. This ticketed course ($299 for SLA members, $149 for student members) takes a hands-on approach to introduce learners to the five major divisions of chemistry, their basic principles, and the intellectual tools that chemists need to do their work. Judith N. Currano, head of the chemistry library at the University of Pennsylvania, will moderate and speak, with F. Bartow Gulp, chemistry librarian, at Purdue University also speaking.
MORE THAN TOXNET: USING NLM'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND TOXICOLOGY PORTAL
Sunday, 15 June, 8 a.m.-Noon
Toxic Toys. Phthalates. PBDE. Mercury. Our lives are filled with chemical exposures. How does one discover more about these chemicals? Participants in this Click U Live! course will learn how to access numerous databases in the National Library of Medicine's Environmental Health and Toxicology Portal. The ticketed program ($229 for SLA members, $100 for student members) will convey the fundamentals of searching the NLM's TOXNET system of databases in chemistry, toxicology, environmental health, and related fields. Stephanie Publickerof the National Library of Medicine will be the instructor.
HOT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SAMPLER -NEW TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Monday, 16 June, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
This session will focus on demonstrations of new technologies that are likely to affect the flow and organization of scientific information, including Healthlnfo Island on Second Life, Project Prospect produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and more. Sophia Guevara will moderate the session with speakers Richard Kidd, editorial production systems manager, Royal Society of Chemistry; Carol Perryman, project coordinator, alliance library system; Hilary Spencer, product development manager, Nature Publishing Group; Bob Stewart, senior manager, chemical and specialty information, Thomson Scientific; and Joshua Walters, librarian: access and interface, The Boeing Company.
CHEMISTRY DIVISION CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE
Wednesday, 18 June, 8-9:30 a.m.
Participants will discuss current issues and new developments in the field! Moderators will be Luray Minkiewicz, E. I. DuPont De Nemours Company, and Rachel Ellison, Ecolab, Inc.
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