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Boston College eScience Events

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Two Upcoming eScience Events – Wednesday, June 8th 2016

For complete information see

There is still space available for this FREE event, so register today!

Important: You will indicate which event(s) you intend to participate in on the registration form!

Event information:

Location for both events: Boston College Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium
(Room 113) Boston College Brighton Campus (
map & directions; free parking is available)

 Morning Event: Open Science Framework (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

“Demonstration and Discussion”
Speaker: April Clyburne-Sherin, Center for Open Science

 April Clyburne-Sherin is an epidemiologist and research methodologist working to open research through education. She works as the Reproducible Research Evangelist at the Center for Open Science where she conducts workshops on open and reproducible research practices for scientists and students. She will talk about reproducibility of research, open workflows, and The Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open source web application that connects and supports the research workflow, enabling scientists to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their research.

 Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Participants will have lunch on their own. Options include campus dining locations or at another off-campus restaurant (for suggestions).

Please be aware that all these options require a short walk, so participants may want to bring their own lunch.

 Afternoon Event: The 3rd Research Data Management Roundtable (1:20 pm – 4:00 pm)
“Data Management Instruction: Teaching One-Shot Workshops”

Topic 1: One-shot Instruction 

Topic 2: Sharing anecdotes about your experiences

This is the third in a series of informal roundtable discussions on specific research data management topics. In this Roundtables discussion on one-shot instruction we are expanding to include the sharing of anecdotes about teaching (good, bad, useful, difficult, etc.) and also sharing tools used in teaching (outlines, PowerPoints, exercises, charts or tables, or other useful print or digital objects.) Teaching one-shots are ubiquitous to data management education and offer a plethora of instructive insights and examples! In the first half of the afternoon we will talk in small groups about teaching workshops; then in the second half we will share our experiences and teaching tools with the larger group.

Come with your experiences and bring a tool, handout, presentation, class outlines, or an exercise to showcase!

For questions about registration, contact Tom Hohenstein (

For non-registration questions about the event, please contact Carolyn Mills (

Both events are sponsored by Boston College and the New England e-Science Program.

 We look forward to seeing you all at Boston College, June 8th!

Planning Committee,

Carolyn Mills

Sally Wyman

Julie Goldman

Thea Atwood

Tom Hohenstein


Science Boot Camp

Friday, May 27th, 2016

This is a final reminder that registration closes JUNE 1st for the 2016 New England Science Boot Camp!

Registration for Science Boot Camp is available at the following link:

This year’s Science Boot Camp will be held June 15-17, 2016 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

The science topics for this year’s boot camp include Nursing, Physics and Civil & Environmental Engineering.

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 are $275 for the full 2 ½ days—this applies to both overnight campers and commuters. The one day registration fee is $125.

For complete information and to register, visit the Science Boot Camp 2016 LibGuide at

Please look out for more information on Twitter @NERescience with the hashtag #sciboot16.

Registration for Science Boot Camp is available at the following link:


The New England Science Boot Camp Planning Group

Julie Goldman, MLIS
eScience Coordinator
NN/LM New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655
(508) 856-3048

Javier Crespo, National Public Health Coordination Office Manager

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

I am pleased to announce that we have hired Javier Crespo as the National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO) Manager effective May 23rd. Some of you may remember Javier from his previous experience in our RML, first as the Consumer Health Librarian and then as Associate Director in the early years of our contracts. Since leaving the LSL, Javier has pursued advanced study in Public Health/Public Policy at UMass Boston. His previous experience with the NN/LM program coupled with his public health background make him ideally suited for this position.

The National Public Health Coordination Office is a new program funded by the National Library of Medicine  and operates independently from the RML. The office will be responsible for implementing the digital library for state public health departments throughout the country. It is an expansion of the former smaller LSL subcontract called PHIA in which we licensed full-text online journal access for public health workers. There will be additional staff hired for the new  office under the new funding mechanism. The NPHCO like the RML is funded for the next five years.

Please join me in welcoming Javier back to the LSL.

Elaine Martin

Director, NN/LM NER

NN/LM NER Job Openings

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The NN/LM NER invites you to apply to join our team.  We are recruiting for several new positions for the National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO).  The NPHCO is a continuation of our Public Health Information Access project, which connects state public health departments with health information.  Javier Crespo is returning to the NER as the Manager for the NPHCO.  We have two open positions for the NPHCO:  Technology and Communications Coordinator and Education Coordinator  The Technology and Communications Coordinator position will serve both the NPHCO and NN/LM NER.

We are also recruiting for the Education and Outreach Coordinator position.  NN/LM NER Education and Outreach Coordinators play an important role to connect librarians, health professionals, and the public with National Library of Medicine resources.  If you would like to learn more about working at the NN/LM NER, please feel free to contact Mary Piorun or Michelle Eberle.


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