Professional Development: Science Boot Camp West Wetzel
Attend Science Boot Camp West for Librarians in Boulder, CO. Applicant statement: Science Boot Camp for Librarians is an annual two-and-a-half-day educational event offering librarians an opportunity to learn about science. Three science topics are featured at each Science Boot Camp. Each of these topics is presented at a half-day session by scientists: one scientist presents an overview of a topic and another presents current research. These sessions provide librarians with context and terminologies of science disciplines that will enable them to better engage with their faculty to provide research services. For the last few years, it has been held only in Massachusetts; this is the first time it has been held west of the Mississippi. I am very interested in bringing it even further west next year, to the Pacific Northwest.