University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:00am
Symposium

Please mark your calendars! The ninth annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

The theme for the symposium is Library Research Data Services:  Putting Ideas into Action. The morning keynote and breakout sessions will feature services that libraries are currently implementing to support research data management. Following post-lunch poster presentations, the afternoon panel presentations will focus on data science, what current library education is doing to support it, where the gaps are, and what competencies librarians engaging in data science need to have.  

As of this date, the following e-Science Symposium speakers have been confirmed:

· Kendall Roark (Keynote), Assistant Professor, Research Data Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, CLIR/DLF eResearch Faculty

· Margaret Henderson, Director of Research Data Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

· Hillary Miller, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

· Lisa Johnston, Research Data Management/Curation Lead and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy,University of Minnesota 

· Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager, University of Michigan Libraries

· Suzie Allard, Associate Dean for Research, University of Tennesee at Knoxville and Co-investigator of DataONE

· Rong Tang, Associate Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

· Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Wolbach Library, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

· Daina Bouquin, Assistant Head Librarian, Wolbach Library, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

· Myrna Morales,  Doctoral Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Registration for the symposium will open in early January and will be announced.