The 22nd Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Conference will be held January 9th to 10th, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the 99th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting, being held January 6th through 10th, 2019. ASLI will also be holding a field trip on the 11th. More details will be coming soon. The theme for the 2019 AMS Annual Meeting is “Understanding and Building Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary, International, and Inclusive (III).”
In this time of extreme technological upheaval and political polarization, librarians must be part of the broader conversation within the atmospheric sciences about resilience and nimble adaptation to emerging needs. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities for libraries in a changing environment with new needs for data organization and management, our collections, our services, and our communities. The conference will also explore how interdisciplinary, international, and inclusive perspectives can expand the traditional role of libraries.
Interdisciplinarity has been described as “a web of partnerships to support boundary-crossing research and to translate advances into new products.” Libraries are naturally interdisciplinary spaces. What role can librarians play in bringing the knowledge of social scientists and other stakeholders to the table and improving understanding across disciplinary languages? How can we include international perspectives and encourage more inclusivity in the libraries?
We welcome papers on any aspect of these topics or any other topics that would be of interest to atmospheric science librarianship.
ASLI will again partner with the Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies to co-sponsor a Joint Session on Data Stewardship. Papers that describe innovative technological advances, curation and preservation of data, and solutions that help us understand and serve data needs in the field are most welcome.
A very useful and popular part of our program has been the “Technology Tools and Tips” session. You are encouraged to present on any tool or innovation you are using, described in around 3-5 minutes. Talks on technology failures and lessons learned from experience are especially welcome, as are proposals from students using innovative strategies around information.
ASLI is strengthened by employing outreach strategies to recruit new members, keeping current members engaged, and responding to members’ needs through surveys and discussions. Its Annual Meeting provides a major focal point and forum for developments, discussions, and presentations. Join ASLI in this endeavor, and with this ASLI’s invitation for papers addressing any of the above topics.
Please contact the ASLI program chairperson, Elise Gowen (email@example.com) if you would like to propose a session topic for this conference.
If you have any questions, please call Elise at: 814-863-7324.
Submissions should include full contact information, a title, and a brief abstract of less than 250 words. In most cases presentations are 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-September 2018. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available online via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost. For additional information please contact the ASLI program chairperson: Elise Gowen.