2009 Conference Program

12th Annual Atmospheric Science Librarians International Conference
Phoenix, AZ      January 14-16 2009
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“Taking the Temperature: Understanding Library Microclimates”

Saturday, January 10, 2009

5:00pm-7:00pm Student pre-conference for meteorology students
ASLI will conduct a Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) scavenger hunt with prizes!
Event poster

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Free Workshop

8:30am-3:30pm Atmospheric Science 101: Update your Information Skills
at the Burton Barr Central Library.
This free workshop sponsored by the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) will help you strengthen and update your research skills in locating atmospheric science information in databases, books, reports, journals, data and indexes.
The morning will be primarily focused on journals and books with the afternoon session devoted to data sources, indexing and abstracting services. This is an opportunity to learn the favorite reference sources for librarians at NOAA, NASA, George Mason University, Geophysical Institute, Environment Canada and Texas A and M University.Reservations for the workshop should be made by January 5th with Judie Triplehorn at: gilibrary@gi.alaska.edu
If you have questions, please call 907-474-7512.If using the new Valley Metro Light Rail system, the stop for the Burton Barr Central Library is McDowell/Central Avenue

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
ASLI program and ASLI dinner

8:00am Registration and Coffee
8:30am Welcome Address and Introductions
Anita Colby
Chair, Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI)
Science and Engineering Library
University of California, Los Angeles
8:45am Session 1:  Information Resources and Knowledge Collaboration

1.1 An Information Life-Preserver for Atmospheric Scientists

(No recorded presentation)
The abundance of electronic journals and databases available in the research academic environment has enabled faculty, research scientists and students to be increasingly productive, particularly during the last decade.  A large number of resources may become cumbersome, however, and frustrate researchers who utilize only a small subset of the library’s collections. Librarians at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami are working with students and faculty to create specialized information portals which pull together core electronic journals and texts, literature databases, classic papers, and data resources. This presentation will describe how LibGuides software has been used to develop an information portal for meteorology, physical oceanography and remote sensing.Elizabeth Fish
Rosenstiel School Library
University of Miami
9:15am 1.2  LibGuides Subject Pages: Not Just for Subject Research!
(Recorded presentation)
The University of New Mexico (UNM) University Libraries (UL) recently began to use Springshare’s LibGuides (http://www.springshare.com/) for all subject pages.  All of these pages have been redone as LibGuides (see libguides.unm.edu) as part of a total revamping of the UL’s webpages and approach to outreach and working with our Departments. LibGuides are designed to integrate with other Library/Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, courseware systems, chat, and shared calendars. They are easy to work with and update, and a page can be produced very quickly. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of LibGuides and in particular to discuss the use of LibGuides in other contexts, such as in library instruction for classes and at the reference desk.  LibGuides work equally well for a general introduction to a subject and for a more in-depth guide. LibGuides for specific classes function well as stand-alone or as part of a more general page. I will demonstrate the use of a page specifically designed for atmospheric sciences.Donna E Cromer
Centennial Science and Engineering Library
University of New Mexico
9:45am Break
10:00am 1.3 Keynote Address:
Collaboration in Knowledge Creation

(Recorded presentation)
The forefront of new information resources has moved beyond the merely digital to include the incorporation of collaborative technologies that allow users to contribute to the creation of the work itself.  User-generated contributions range from wikis to tagging to applications such as Flickr. The challenge ahead is to balance user contributions while, creating a trusted repository of knowledge.  This session will take a close look at collaborative work such as the Digital Library for Earth System Education and the Encyclopedia of the Earth.Dr. Cutler Cleveland
Director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Studies
Boston University
11:15am 1.4 Thirteen Historical Websites and Counting
(Recorded presentation)
On Oct. 1, the beginning of the new federal fiscal year, the NOAA Central Library launched its thirteenth website providing full text access to historical weather, fisheries, and oceanographic documents.  These documents were created by NOAA’s ancestor agencies:  the U.S. Weather Bureau, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the U.S. Fish Commission. They were digitally imaged at 300 dpi in black and white or in color as necessary.  Information is selected from pull-down menus or transparent links by subject.  This presentation will focus on online historical weather data and documents from the original U.S. Weather Bureau as well as plans for future digital projects.    http://www.lib.noaa.gov/collections/imgdocmaps/index.htmlDoria Grimes
Chief, Contract Operations Branch
NOAA Central Library
11:45am Lunch
1:15pm Session 2:  Managing Digital Materials

2.1 Panel on Managing Digital Materials
(No recorded presentations)
Digital collections require different management practices than print resources.  The panelists will discuss their experiences related to creating digital materials, building digital repositories, and preserving digital resources.

Mary Marlino,
Director of e-Science, National Center for Atmospheric Research Library
Jinny Nathans, Librarian and Archivist, American Meteorological Society
Doria Grimes, NOAA Central Library
Michele Reilly– Arizona Memory Project, Digital Projects Coordinator
Maliaca Oxnam, University of Arizona – Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL)

2:30pm Break
3:00pm 2.2 Panel on Managing Digital Materials continued
Discussion and questions period
3:30pm Session 3:  Tech Tools and Tips

3.1 Tech Tools and Tips
(No recorded presentations)
This session will feature short presentations on the latest technology tools and tips from colleagues.

Creating Audio Files
— Gloria Aversano, NOAA Miami Regional Library at the National Hurricane Center.
Fun with Doodle
– Anita Colby, University of California, Los Angeles
All about Jing
– Linda Musser, Pennsylvania State University
And more!

Linda Musser, Moderator
Pennsylvania State University

4:00pm ASLI Sessions end for the day
4:30pm ASLI’s Choice Book Awards
Presentation at ASLI Booth in Exhibit Hall
6:00pm Annual ASLI Dinner
at Sam’s Cafe
Sam’s Cafe, located in the Arizona Center (a short walk from the convention center/across from the Sheraton), features southwestern cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.  This year we will have a buffet setting in a semiprivate room so plan on mingling with your colleagues over chips & salsa and choice of three entrees, sides and dessert – plan to sample them all!Estimated price for the dinner is $38/person
(payment details to follow)
Please RSVP to Linda Musser at Lrm4@psu.edu

Thursday, January 15, 2009
ASLI program, vendor updates, business meeting

8:00am Coffee
8:15am Session 4:  State of the Library

4.1 The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library Microclimate: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine
(Recorded presentation)
The NASA Goddard Library, like many Federal libraries, has undergone some turbulent times.  Although there are always potential budgetary issues, the long term climate outlook for the NASA Library looks pretty positive.  New e-book services seem to be catching on and continued access to electronic journals is growing.  Some new initiatives will spark new interest in library services, such as an institutional repository to preserve and provide access to legacy Goddard assets, a Goddard author database to highlight contributions from the community, and customized research services using Web 2.0 technologies.  Though not limited to atmospheric sciences, a significant portion of Goddard’s library customers are heavy users of atmospheric and earth science electronic resources, and are major contributors to the atmospheric science literature.

Gene Major
Program Manager, Library Associates

8:45am 4.2  The Year in Science as a Marketing Tool for Libraries
(Recorded presentation)
National and International celebrations in science can provide useful marketing opportunities for libraries. These can range from short term events, such as Earth Day, to year-long celebrations. One example for 2009 that would be particularly useful for Atmospheric Science libraries is the Coalition on the Understanding of Science’s (COPUS) year-long celebration of 2009 as the Year of Science.  COPUS has created themes for each month covering a broad subject range in the sciences. The Earth & Mineral Sciences Library at Penn State is using this celebration to market the library in the following ways. In conjunction with the other science libraries at the University Park Campus we are creating a display for the lobby of the main library for the months of November and December. Each of the science libraries will provide material for displays on topics related to their subject areas. Within the Earth & Mineral Science Library we will be using the monthly themes in our weekly film series and our display at the library’s entrance. The display in the main library will reach all of the students who come through the library are not in the sciences and the film series and displays in our library will give our students a greater understanding of the impact of their fields of study.Dr. Robert Tolliver
Earth Sciences Librarian, Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
Pennsylvania State University
9:15am Session 5: AMS Publications Program Updates

5.1  Upcoming Trends in Scholarly and Society Publishing
Keith Seitter
Executive Director, AMS
(Recorded presentation)

5.2 Publications Review and Update
Ken Heideman
Director of Publications, AMS
(Recorded presentation)

10:00am Break
10:15am 5.3  AMS Monographs
Sarah Jane Shangraw
Book and Monograph Editor, AMS
(Recorded presentation)5.4  BAMS Update
Jeff Rosenfeld
BAMS Editor, AMS5.5  Description and Demo of New BAMS Online, a new Benefit for Individual Members
Bryan Hanssen
BAMS Production Manager, AMS
11:00am Session 6: Proquest MGA Update

6.1  ProQuest MGA Update
Christopher Readinger, Editor, ProQuest MGA
Gerry Sawchuck, Publisher, Natural Sciences, ProQuest
(Recorded presentation)

11:45am Lunch
1:00pm Session 7:  Vendor and Publisher Updates

7.1 Wiley-Blackwell
Alexa Dugan, Associate Marketing Director, Wiley InterScience

7.2 Springer
Robert Doe, Geosciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

7.3 Cambridge University Press
Matt Lloyd, Senior Commissioning Editor for Earth and Space Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom

7.4 American Geophysical Union
Karine Blaufuss, Marketing and Membership, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC
(Recorded presentation)

3:00pm Break
3:15pm ASLI Business Meeting
4:00pm ASLI Sessions end for the day
4:30pm ASLI Executive Board meeting

Friday, January 15, 2009
Annual ASLI Field Trip

8:30am-4:30pm Annual ASLI Field Trip
The field trip will include tours of:
Salt River Project Library – SRP is the nation’s third-largest public power utility and one of Arizona’s largest water suppliers.
Dial Corporation Library – tour of the new library facility and innovation center
Frank Lloyd Wright Library at Taliesin West (Scottsdale)
The cost of the field trip will be $60 ($50 – transportation, $10 – Taliesin entrance) not including lunch.
Please join us by making a reservation with Judie Triplehorn at jtriplehorn@gi.alaska.edu or