Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Call for Poster Proposals: ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS), ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, 2006.

Call for Poster Proposals: ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS), ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, 2006.

The deadline for Poster Proposals wanted for the ACRL Science and Technology Section (STS) program reception, ALA Annual Conference New Orleans, 2006 has been extended through Friday, February 24th. Review of submissions will begin immediately and successful submitters will be notified by March 6th.

The ACRL STS Research Committee and STS Program Planning Committee invite proposals for posters to be exhibited during the STS program reception at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Posters will be displayed from 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Monday, June 26, 2006, immediately following the STS Program, which starts at 8:30 am. Be part of our forward looking program to celebrate the 45th year of the Science and Technology Section of ACRL and submit your ideas by February 24th.

We encourage proposals for posters relating to the program theme, "Kaleidoscope of scientific literacy: fusing new connections." The speakers will highlight many facets of science literacy and focus on the opportunities for science librarians to make connections and contributions across campus and in their wider communities. Posters could describe examples of how partnerships with faculty, students, scientists, publishers, the media, or museums provide opportunities for
librarians to advocate for scientific literacy. Posters may outline a research project or analytical study, describe a new service or collection management initiative, or illustrate a collaborative project such as a digital library collection or an exhibit.

Program presenters:

Shirley Malcolm, Head of the Directorate for Education at the AAAS; James L. Mullins, Dean of Libraries, Purdue; LeRoy Lee, Coordinator of the Wisconsin National Teachers of Science Association; Thomas Moritz, Director of the Library, American Museum of Natural History; and Sidney Perkowitz, physics professor at Emory who writes and speaks about science and culture; his books include Digital People, Empire of Light, and Universal Foam.

Program Description:

Kaleidoscope of Scientific Literacy: Fusing New Connections

Partnerships with scientists, publishers, the media, and academic and informal education communities provide opportunities for librarians to advance scientific literacy. Science librarians can advocate for good scholarly communication practices, experiential teaching skills for
information literacy, new information resources, open access to research and curriculum materials, and adequate support for information resources for research and teaching. Leaders in a variety of science learning communities will share ideas about how to promote the role of librarians in enhancing scientific literacy.

The STS Research Committee will select posters for the New Orleans session through a blind review process on the basis of timeliness, thoughtfulness, and relevance to sci/tech librarianship.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 24, 2006. A brief description of the poster (250 words or less) should be submitted via e-mail to William Simpson, Co-Chair of the STS Research Committee, wsimpson@udel.edu. Be sure to include your name, institution, phone, fax, e-mail address, and poster title.

STS Research Committee and STS Program Planning Committee
Contacts for STS Research Committee questions:

William Simpson
Senior Assistant Librarian, Reference Department
University of Delaware

Karen Stanley Grigg
Head, Collection Development and Electronic Resources
Duke University Medical Center Library