2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians- June 14-16, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians!

For further information and to register: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

This year’s Science Boot Camp will be held June 14-16, 2017 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Massachusetts. At Science Boot Camp you will explore key concepts and research in select subject areas, and engage faculty in their disciplines. This year’s topics are: Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Biomedical Research. All session speakers are still being finalized. This year’s Capstone will cover Scholarly Communications topics in a session called “A Week in the Life of a Scholarly Communications Office.”

Science Boot Camp provides librarians with valuable continuing education at a low cost, and offers three options for attendees–full registration with overnight lodging, commuter registration, or a one day registration option. Registration fees:

Full Registration: $275

(Includes 2 nights lodging, all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

Commuter Registration: $225  

(Includes all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

One-Day Registration: $125  

(Includes 1 day instruction, all meals & breaks, no lodging)

Registration: https://webapps.umassd.edu/events/library/?ek=660

This year the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee is offering Fellow Scholarships for up to four current library school students and up to four paraprofessionals with an interest in science librarianship to attend the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians. The scholarship will cover full registration (including food and lodging), and is intended for someone interested in working with a mentor to learn about science librarianship. Find out more about the scholarship opportunities.

Preliminary Schedule for Science Boot Camp (subject to change):

Wednesday, June 14
Morning Tour Opportunities
Afternoon SESSION 1: Mathematics & Statistics
Evening Dinner & Evening Talk
Thursday, June 15
Morning SESSION 2: Geosciences OR Biomedical Research
Afternoon SESSION 3: Geosciences OR Biomedical Research
Evening Buffet Dinner & Dessert, Fun & Games
Friday, June 16
Morning CAPSTONE SESSION: Scholarly Communication
Afternoon Tour: Beneski Museum of Natural History “Bones and Stones”

Getting to UMass Amherst is easy: http://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions

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 field
  • Identify the big questions that this field is exploring
  • Discuss new directions for research in this field
  • Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing
  • 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

If you’ve never been to Science Boot Camp, visit the e-Science Portal’s Science Boot Camp page at http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu/science_bootcamp where you’ll find descriptions, links to past SBC LibGuides, and links to SBC videos!

For further information and to register: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

Let us know you are coming on Twitter with #SciBoot17!

We look forward to seeing you in June!

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee

For General Inquiries: Ellen Lutz (lutz@library.umass.edu)

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