Next Generation Science Librarianship Panel Presentation

Hosted by the NCAR LibraryNovember 17, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., followed by ReceptionLocation: Foothills Lab-2, Room 1001

The introduction of technology has had disruptive effects in all facets of society and the conduct of science is no exception. A new type of "eScience" has emerged that expands the pace of innovation and production in the type and scale of information resources with which scientists work. As a result, science librarians and data curators have stepped up to the challenge to support scientists working in this new environment, including:

  • the promotion of new publishing models for scientific articles, and 
  • the creation of digital data preservation strategies.

This event will highlight solutions in developing the professional skillset appropriate for the changing, technical environment of eScience. It is also to bring together stakeholders in the research process to engage in a discussion about needed project and service designs that support scientists' work.

Talk Titles:

  1. Training New Types of Information Professionals for New Forms of Information Work: It's About Skills and Products
  2. Supporting Scientific Communication: The Case of OpenSky
  3. Using Design Personas to Understand the Role of Academic Libraries in Supporting e-Science


  • Dr. Jian Qin, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  • Jamaica Jones, Special Projects Librarian, NCAR Library
  • Jack M. Maness, Assistant Professor and Director of the Engineering and Math-Physics Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder

If you are someone interested in developing how the scientist engages with their information work, please attend!

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement Timing: 
November 8, 2010 to November 17, 2010