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New England Science Boot Camp

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 New England Science Boot Camp! For further information and to register, visit the Science Boot Camp 2015 Lib Guide.

This year’s Science Boot Camp will be held at Bowdoin College  June 17-19th. Now in its seventh year, Science Boot Camp provides a fun and casual setting where New England science faculty present educational sessions on their respective science domains to librarians.  Science topics for this year’s boot camp include Cognitive Neuroscience, Marine Science, and Ornithology. There will also be a special evening presentation, “History of Diabetes” on Wednesday, June 17th. The Capstone on Friday June 19th will feature a hands-on session, “Writing and Reviewing Data Management Plans.”

Prior to the official start of the boot camp program, Science Boot Campers can opt to take tours of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and/or the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, on Wednesday morning June 17th. Science Boot Campers are also invited to participate in an optional tour of Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center Marine Lab on Orr’s Island on Friday afternoon after the conclusion of Science Boot Camp. (SBC registrants are required to indicate if they will participate in one or more of these activities on the SBC registration form.

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.

This year, Bowdoin College is offering an additional nights stays for Tuesday June 16th and/or Friday June 19th, at additional cost to campers. (Campers who would like to stay Tuesday and/or Friday evening will pay a separate fee and pay directly to Bowdoin College.) Getting to Bowdoin is easy by car, bus, or the Amtrak Downeaster train.  

 If you’ve never been to Science Boot Camp, visit the e-Science Portal’s Science Boot Camp page at  where you’ll find descriptions, links to past SBC LibGuides, and links to SBC videos!

 Looking forward to seeing you in Maine!

Donna Kafel, RN, MLIS
e-Science Program Coordinator
Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Save the Date: Science Boot Camp

Friday, January 30th, 2015

This year’s New England Science Boot Camp will be held June 17-19 on the lovely campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  Selection of this year’s science session topics has not been finalized, but will be announced in February. In addition to the three science sessions, this year’s boot camp will feature an evening presentation on the History of Science and a hands-on Capstone activity in which boot campers will work collaboratively to create data management plans from actual research cases.

This year Science Boot Campers can opt to arrive early on Tuesday evening or stay an additional night on Friday (at additional cost) to enjoy the sights and activities in the Bowdoin area. A tour of Bowdoin’s Coastal Center on Orr’s Island will be available to campers who opt to stay later on Friday.

Are you going to SLA in Boston? Consider heading up to boot camp afterwards!  Brunswick is the gateway to mid-coast Maine and is an easy three hour drive from Boston. Public transportation is also an option, via Greyhound bus or the Amtrak Downeaster.  Each provide daily service from Boston to Brunswick.

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open April 9th  and will be announced via e-mail, the e-Science Community blog, and on Twitter @NERescience. For further questions, please contact Donna Kafel, at donna.kafel@umassmed.edu

 

 

JESLIB Special Issue on Data Literacy

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JESLIB) has just published a special issue devoted to the topic of data literacy. Featured in the issue is an editorial “What is Data Literacy?” and articles about data literacy instruction, development of research data management curricula in the US and the UK, lessons learned by librarians who have taught research data management, an analysis of one university’s National Science Foundation data management plans, and strategies and resources for connecting with researchers and building library data services. This special issue of JeSLIB is available at http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol3/iss1/.

Post contributed by:

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
http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu

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