Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!
Summary: Libraries are hubs for discovery and community engagement; imagine your library joining a real-time event with others around the world and contributing to real scientific research to speed up Alzheimer’s research! Citizen Science Day 2019 is Saturday, April 13th. You and your library are invited to participate in the Stall Catchers Megathon, in which people all over the world will analyze real research data in a game format that would normally take researchers over a year to complete.
In this one-hour webinar, you will learn more about Citizen Science (real people doing real science), and see how your library can get on board through citizen science activities and programming at different levels. You will see how Stall Catchers works and learn about hosting the Megathon challenge, plus you will learn about finding projects and contributing to scientific research through the SciStarter Citizen Science portal. In addition, we will share a wealth of resources for planning a Citizen Science Day Megathon event and explore the exciting world of additional Citizen Science programming in your libraries.
Presenters: Darlene Cavalier, School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU; SciStarter, Dan Stanton, Arizona State University Library; SciStarter, and
Pietro Michelucci, PhD, Executive Director, Human Computation Institute.
Just a few reminders:
- Add your event to the SciStarter Citizen Science Day page
- Register via Megathon.us for the Megathon and get a Stall Catchers account!
- Complete the Citizen Science Day interest form for updates!
- Keep up to date by joining the weekly Citizen Science office hours via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/272718633 or by phone: (646) 558-8656. Enter 272 718 633 for the meeting ID.
- Email Caroline Nickerson at CarolineN@SciStarter.com for any questions!
Also, are you interested in playing Stall Catchers before the Megathon on April 13? Join “Thursday Night League” every Thursday, 7PM-9PM PT. There are weekly challenges to help you participate and ease into the game. Instructions are available on the Thursday Night League blog page.
Feb 20, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
Midday at the Oasis is a webinar series hosted by PSR on various topics of interest such as NLM resources, new trends in health care and librarianship, data management and other topics. Visit the Midday at the Oasis YouTube Playlist for a full list of past presentations!
Date: Third Wednesday every other month
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