E-Science Day

Event Overview

E-Science Day, a day-long program organized by the University of California Davis and funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region, was held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Medical Education Building of the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. The event was a blended format- available both in-person and via web conference- that featured a keynote and panel presentation; lightning rounds, and afternoon break-out sessions. The aim of the event planners was to educate regional librarians in what is e-science, why librarians should care about it, and how they can begin supporting it at their own libraries and institutions.

Video recordings of the event are available at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5cb251mz. You will need to click on the "Supporting Material" tab on the left side of the screen to view or download the recordings.

Event Information

Time Activity Location Format Presenters
Program Agenda
9-9:45 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast Second Floor Hallway In-person  
9:45-10 AM E-Science Day Welcome Room 2222 Blended  
10-11 AM Keynote Presentation Room 2222 Blended
  • Mike Conlon, PhD
11AM-12:15 PM Panel Presentation Room 2222 Blended
  • Mike Hogarth, MD
  • Kristi Homes, PhD
  • Elaine Martin, DA
  • Elizabeth Schneider, MLIS, AHIP
12:15-1 PM Lunch North Foyer, Second Floor Hallway In-person  
1-1:45 PM


Room 2222 Blended  
1:45-2:45 PM Break-Out Sessions Rooms 1204, 2205, 2206, 2222, 3202, and 3204 Blended  
2:45-3 PM Break/Refreshments Second Floor Hallway In-person  
3-4 PM
Break-Out Session Reports & Reconvene/Next Steps


Room 2222 Blended  

Presenter Information

Keynote Presenter

  • Mike Conlon, PhD - Associate Director & Chief Information Officer; Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Florida; Principal Investigator, VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists.
    • Keynote Presentation: Some Thoughts on Data and E-Science

Panel Presenters

  • Mike Hogarth, MD - Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis; Director; Pathology Informatics Core
    • Presentation: The Age of Big Data: The "dataweb" and eScience
  • Kristi Holmes, PhD - Bioinformaticist, Becker Medical Library, Washington University; National Outreach Coordinator, VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists
    • Presentation: Outreach: A critical intersection of libraries and technology
  • Elaine Martin, DA - Director, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School and National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region
    • Presentation: Preparing Librarians for New Roles in E-Science
  • Elizabeth Schneider, MLIS, AHIP - Director, Treadwell Library, Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Presentation: eScience in a Hospital Library?
More information about the keynote and panel presenters

Meeting Site Information

The event was held at:

University of California Davis Medical Center
Education Building
4610 X Street
Sacramento, California 95817

Planning Group Information

Project Chair

  • Raquel Abad, Health Science Librarian, Blaisdell Medical Library, University of California Davis

Advisory Group

  • Rebecca Davis, Acting Head, Blaisdell Medical Library, University of California Davis
  • Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region
  • Deanna Johnson, Acting Head, Carlson Health Sciences Library, University of California Davis
  • Julie Kwan, Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region
  • Gail Yokote, Associate University Librarian, University of California Davis

Those who attended this event (either in-person or through web conference) received 5 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Medical Library Association.

This event was made possible through funding in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00009-C with the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.