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Past Science Boot Camps at

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Emily Wild
Librarian (Physical Scientist)
U.S. Geological Survey
Denver Library
Box 25046, MS 914
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046
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From: Kafel, Donna <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Subject: 2014 NE Science Boot Camp: announcement of topics

 Dear Colleagues,

The 2014 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held June
11-13 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.  Science Boot Camp is
a fun and affordable 2 1/2 day immersion into science topics offering
opportunities for librarians and library students interested in science,
health sciences, and technology to learn, meet and network in a fun,
laid-back atmosphere. Now in its sixth year, the New England Science Boot
Camp has been hosted on multiple New England campuses and has been attended
by librarians and library students from various regions of the US and
beyond--and inspired the development of other Science Boot Camps in the
West, Southeast, and Canada!

The topics for this year's SBC science sessions include:

                     *Pharmaceutical science *


                     *Computer Science*

Each science session will include one scientist presenting an overview of
the field, a second scientist discussing research applications within the
field, and a final half hour librarian-facilitated discussion with the two
scientists about their publications, data management, their use of library
services, and ideas for new ways that libraries can support their

*The Capstone session will feature Citizen Science and a breakout session
for boot camp attendees to meet with researchers and conduct research
interviews with them (back by popular demand!)*

*What can you expect to get out of Science Boot Camp?*

For each of the focus topics covered at Science Boot Camp's science
sessions, Science Boot Campers will be able to:

                     Explain the structure of the field and its
foundational ideas

                     Understand and be able to use terminologies for the

                     Identify the big questions that this field is

                     Discuss new directions for research in this field

                     Discuss what questions research in this field is

                     Understand how research is conducted, what
instrumentation is used, and how data is captured

                     Identify how researchers share information within
their fields beyond publications

                     Share insights into what current research in the
field is discovering and implications of these discoveries

                     Share insights into how researchers in specific
fields collaborate with librarian subject specialists now and how they
might collaborate in the future.

                     Identify new ways that librarians can support their
research communities

Additionally, following the Capstone session, boot campers will be able to:

                     Explain issues and challenges related to conducting
Citizen Science research

                     Identify common data management concerns of
researchers and conduct research interviews at their institutions

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open on April 9th and will be
announced along with the link to the 2014 Science Boot Camp site.
Registration fees are $275 for the full 2 1/2 days--this applies to both
overnight campers and commuters. The one day registration fee is $125. For
further information, please contact Donna Kafel at [log in to unmask]

Are you new to Science Boot Camp? Check out videos and guides from past
Science Boot Camps at


Donna Kafel

Donna Kafel, RN, MLIS

e-Science Program Coordinator

Lamar Soutter Library

University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Ave. North

Worcester, MA  01655

(508) 856-1267

*the e-Science portal for New England Librarians*

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