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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

Geoscience Librarianship 101
PARKING MAP: https://www.ahec.edu/files/general/Parking-Map.pdf

AGENDA

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

Moderators
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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. 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Bielskas

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 →
avatar for Hannah Hamalainen

Hannah Hamalainen

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

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

12:00pm

GSA Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony
Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mile High Ballroom 2A/3A Colorado Convention Center

5:00pm

Early Bird No-Host Dinner & Meet-n-Greet
Early to the party? Meet your friends and colleagues for an informal gathering of drinks and dinner.

Happy Hour Menu (3-6pm): http://thecornerofficedenver.com/happy-hour/
Dinner Menu: http://thecornerofficedenver.com/denver-cuisine-restaurant-menus/dinner/

No hassles or deadlines here. The Corner Office, Downtown Denver, where enjoying good food & great cocktails is your only assignment. Loosen up, kick back & slide into prime time with colleagues, friends or someone special. Designed with a modern eye for comfort & good times, The Corner Office features a bustling bar, energetic dining rooms, communal table & private event rooms.

Saturday September 24, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver 1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
 
Sunday, September 25
 

9:00am

GSIS Business Meeting (with Continental Breakfast)
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016AM/webprogram/Session40779.html

Sunday September 25, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral E Hall, Level 3 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

12:30pm

GSIS Mentors/Mentees Lunch (no-host)

MENTORS

Hannah Hamalainen
Matt Hudson
Shaun Hardy
Samantha Teplitzky
Bob Tolliver

MENTEES

Amy Koshoffer
Sarah Barbrow
Rebecca Hamburgess
Mea Warren
Jessica Simpson
Bridget Thrasher


Sunday September 25, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
range Restaurant 918 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

2:00pm

GSIS Professional Issues Roundtable
Agenda
We will have welcoming remarks (10 mins), introductions from all participants and lightening talks (80 mins), and then a traditional professional issues discussion.

2:00-2:10 pm Welcoming Remarks (10 minutes)
2:10-3:15 pm Participant Introductions & Round Robin Lightening Talks (~1 hour)
-- 15 minute break--
3:30-5:00 pm Professional Issues discussion (Topics TBD) (~1.5 hour)

https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016AM/webprogram/Session40808.html 

Sunday September 25, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral E Hall, Level 3 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

2:00pm

GSA Exhibit Hall (GSIS booth 456)
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GSIS at our booth. (PS Free stuff!)

Sunday September 25, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

5:30pm

GSA Exhibits Opening Reception
Note:  Exhibits Open 2–7 p.m.

Sunday September 25, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
 
Monday, September 26
 

9:00am

GSIS Poster Session: (T93) Use of geoscience data resources in education and research
Note: Authors will be present from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Full Poster Session List: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016AM/webprogram/Session40431.html

Monday September 26, 2016 9:00am - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall E/F Colorado Convention Center

10:00am

GSA Exhibit Hall (GSIS booth 456)
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GSIS at our booth. (PS Free stuff!)

Monday September 26, 2016 10:00am - 6:30pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

3:00pm

GSIS Vendor Update/Information Resources Session
More Speakers forthcoming (last updated 8/29/16)

3:00-3:10 Introductions/Mingling
3:10-3:25 AAPG Datapages
3:25-3:40 AGU
3:40-3:55 Elsevier Geofacets
3:55-4:10 BREAK/TBD
4:10-4:25 GeoScienceWorld
4:25-4:40 Geological Society of London
4:40-4:55 TBD



Monday September 26, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Denver at CCC, Granite B-C 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

4:30pm

Libations & Collaborations - Posters & Conversations
a great time to meet with poster presenters

Monday September 26, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
 
Tuesday, September 27
 

10:00am

GSA Exhibit Hall (GSIS booth 456)
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GSIS at our booth. (PS Free stuff!)

Tuesday September 27, 2016 10:00am - 6:30pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

1:30pm

4:30pm

Libations & Collaborations - Posters & Conversations
a great time to meet with poster presenters

Tuesday September 27, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

6:30pm

GSIS 50th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails & Networking
Tuesday September 27, 2016 6:30pm - 7:00pm
The Broker Restaurant 821 17th St. Denver, CO

7:00pm

GSIS 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Speaker:

G. Salim Mohammed is the Head and Curator of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. Unveiled in April 2016, the David Rumsey Map Center is an innovative collections-based resource designed to provide access to cartographic information in all of its forms, from paper to digital. It has been featured on WIRED, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, and NPR. It is poised to be one of the largest and preeminent collections on the West Coast.

The following awards will be presented:

2016 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award
Best Paper Award
Mary B. Ansari Best Research Resource Award
Best Guidebook Award
Outstanding Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Series

Tickets & Registration:

If you are attending GSA, please register for the GSIS 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony online here http://bit.ly/2aK1Y6m. Tickets have been kindly heavily subsidized by GSIS for $35/person.

If you would like to purchase a ticket for this event only, and they are NOT going to the meeting (GSA 2016 Denver), please contact William Cox to purchase a ticket for this event: wcox@geosociety.org. Please note that you WILL be able to pay for a ticket at the door, but it will be the full price ($70/person).

Food allergies and concerns can be addressed through Hannah at Hannah.hamalainen@unh.edu.

Directions:

The Broker Restaurant is located an easy 10 minute walk (.5 mile) from the Denver Convention Center. Head away from the Convention Center on Stout Street for .3 mile. Turn left onto 17th St. Destination will be on the right.


Moderators
avatar for Hannah Hamalainen

Hannah Hamalainen

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

GSIS President

Speakers
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G. Salim Mohammed

Head and Curator, David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University


Tuesday September 27, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Broker Restaurant 821 17th St. Denver, CO
 
Wednesday, September 28
 

9:00am

US Geological Survey Library Field Trip
About
Established in 1879 to build and organize a collection of scientific materials in the earth sciences, the U.S. Geological Survey Library is now the largest library for earth sciences in the world. The Library includes four central libraries and is part of Core Science Systems within the USGS. As part of the GSIS 50th anniversary, we will be touring the new and recently moved Denver U.S. Geological Survey Library. Our tour guide will be GSIS past president and USGS Librarian Emily Wild.

Schedule:
9 am
Meet at Union Station promptly (buy tickets)
9:15 am 
Take "W" Rail Line from Union Station to Federal Center Station
9:45 am
Arrival at Federal Center Station, walk to Denver Federal Center Building 41
Tour starts ~10 am

Location

Denver Federal Center
Building 41, Room 145

Rail Ticket Day Pass Price: $5.20 
Transportation Route Map:
http://www.rtd-denver.com/routemaps/163/103_W_W.pdf 

Registration
This program is FREE, but registration is required by Sunday, September 25. Register online here: https://goo.gl/forms/fa0Z0gMtZ5rKx3PA3

Speakers
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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 →


Wednesday September 28, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
US Geological Survey Library Building 41, Room 146, Denver Federal Center Denver, CO 80225

10:00am

GSA Exhibit Hall (GSIS booth 456)
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GSIS at our booth. (PS Free stuff!)

Wednesday September 28, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

4:30pm

Libations & Collaborations - Posters & Conversations
a great time to meet with poster presenters

Wednesday September 28, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202