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The Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) facilitates the exchange of information in the geosciences through cooperation among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals. GSIS is a member society of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), and an associated society of the Geological Society of America (GSA). Visit http://www.geoinfo.org for more information.

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Saturday, September 24 • 9:30am - 4:00pm
Geoscience Librarianship 101

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9:30 - 9:45 AM        Continental Breakfast / Check-in / Welcome and Introductions (Moderator: Clara McLeod, Washington University in St. Louis)

9:45 - 10:45 AM       Geoscience Overview / Instruction (Instructor: Emily Wild, United States Geological Survey)

10:45 – 11:45 PM     Reference/Research and Publication (Instructor: Lura Joseph, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana)

11:45 - 1:00 PM       LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1:00 – 1:45 PM         Collection Development (Instructor: Amanda Bielskas, Columbia University)

1:45 – 2:45 PM         Geospatial Information (Instructor: Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University)

2:45 - 3:00 PM         BREAK

3:00 – 3:45 PM         Geoscience Data Management (Instructor: Hannah Hamalainen, University of New Hampshire)

3:45 – 4:00 PM         Feedback and wrap-up (Moderator: Clara McLeod, Washington University in St. Louis) 

GL101 will be held from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the Collaborative Classroom Room 116, Auraria Library, 1100 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204. Advance registration is required and space is limited. You do not need to be registered for the GSA Annual Meeting to participate in GL101. Registrations must be received by September 19.

To sign up, please provide your name, daytime contact information, and professional (work/school) affiliation to the workshop organizer, Clara P. McLeod at the Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, St. Louis, MO 63130, telephone 314-935-4817, e-mail cpmcleod@wustl.edu


Clara McLeod

Washington University in St. Louis
Clara P. McLeod  directs the Ronald Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library at Washington University in St. Louis. She received a BA degree from Spelman College and MLS from Atlanta University School of Information Science in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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Amanda Bielskas

Head of Collection Development for Science & Engin, Columbia University
Amanda Bielskas is the Head of Collection Development for Science & Engineering Libraries at Columbia University and has been at Columbia since 2007. She earned her M.L.S. at Long Island University, has a B.A. in Environmental Geology from SUNY Plattsburgh, and has a Masters degree in Anthropology from Hunter College. She has co-authored a book with Kathleen Dreyer entitled: IM and SMS Reference Services for Librarians. Prior to Columbia she... Read More →
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Hannah Hamalainen

GSIS Vice-President/President-Elect, The University of New Hampshire

Shaun Hardy

Carnegie Institution for Science
Shaun Hardy is the Librarian at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC.

Emily Wild

Immediate Past President
Emily Wild is a Librarian (Physical Scientist) at the U.S. Geological Survey Denver Library (since 2008), where she helps library users find and use science and legislative materials (references, databases, and datasets). She provides science and government outreach information, bibliographic instruction, and map instruction, as well as develop and present online and in-person training sessions. From 1996 through 2008, she was a U.S. Geological... Read More →

Linda Zellmer

Western Illinois University

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 4:00pm
Auraria Library, Community College of Denver Collaborate Classroom Room 116, 1100 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80204
  • Registration To register, please e-mail Clara P. McLeod by Sept. 19 at cpmcleod@wustl.edu.

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