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Regional Symposium: Science Boot Camp for Librarians - West UW

The purpose of the Boot Camp - West is to educate science librarians who did not major in, or recently study, scientific or medical fields so that they have a basic understanding of goals and methods in select disciplines. This event will be the second Science Boot Camp for Librarians from the Western U.S. Region. The formal will be similar to the very successful inaugural event in that it will be an immersive, two-and-a-half day program, featuring educational presentations on scientific and medical topics. This year we plan to have an overarching theme related to the science of predicting, modeling, planning for and ameliorating natural and other disasters. Local faculty and researchers from the Seattle area will provide overviews of their research fields and discuss current investigations. There will also be a ?capstone? workshop on the topic of supporting research data management. As an affordable, practical approach to continuing education, the Boot Camp also provides opportunities for librarians to socialize with colleagues. This year, the organizers will register this event with the Medical Library Association to enable participants to earn Continuing Education contact hours.

University of Washington
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Funded Dates: 
Monday, March 10, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014
Funding Amount: 
Librarians - Health Science
Librarians - Public/Other
Not Applicable