Jessica Riskin, Dept of History, Stanford University
An overview of the the Earl S. Tupper Tropical Sciences Library (at the STRI), including its history, services to the STRI scientific community, the clientele from Panama City and its provinces, client statistics and desiderata, network with the local library community and goals for 2005.
What if the users decided where the books should go? Folksonomies and the de-professionalization of metadata creation
Edward Bilodeau: A look at how tools such as del.icio.us and Flickr make use of user-supplied metadata to facilitate the retrieval and discovery of information, potential benefits of this approach, as well as the challenges and problems already well known by the LIS community.
Leanne Bowler: The role of metacognition in the information problem-solving process in adolescents. Open discussion on information literacy and library instruction.
Linda MacDonald Glenn, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, University of Vermont
Panel discussion dedicated, tongue in cheek, to Lawrence Summers, president, Harvard University, who recently caused an uproar with his Neanderthal views on women in science. Panel members will share their personal experiences working in science and will focus on how their gender impacts on their study and work in their particular fields. Panelists: Anjali Abraham, Shree Mulay, Laura Stazio, Patricia N. Tonin
Dr Kerry Bloom, Dept of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr Charles Warren, School of Forest and Ecosystem Science, Australia
Information session for students interested in obtaining funding for internships. Hear from former and fellow students about their internship experiences. Students and faculty are welcome.
Dr Juan Burrone, Dept of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard