Science Boot Camp of the West – Stanford University, July 27-29

The Third Annual Science Boot Camp for Librarians in the West will be hosted at Stanford University, July 27-29 2015.  The registration deadline is July 10th.

This  Science Boot Camp will build upon the last two year’s boot camps held at the  University of Colorado, Boulder in 2013 and at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2014. Check out this year’s site devoted to the event to get a better feel for the type of content that will be covered here.

Here is an additional video from the 2013 iteration of the boot camp: here.

Most of the attendees are librarians involved in supporting research in the sciences, engineering, medicine or technology although anybody with an interest in science research is welcome.

Consider escaping the heat this summer by heading up to the Bay Area!

University of Arizona Mini-Medical School Events

Mark your calendars in advance for this Fall’s series of Mini-Medical School lectures from the University of Arizona.  This lecture series is held monthly in Downtown Phoenix and provides attendees with the chance to learn about a variety of topics in medicine from “the future of organ transplants” to “breakthrough treatment for burn victims”.

For more information see this link: http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/mini-med

Upcoming sessions are currently planned for September 2nd, October 7th, and November 6th.

Check out this short video highlight below:

NLM Online Summer PubMed classes

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The National Library of Medicine is again offering classes that can help improve your PubMed searching skills at this link: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

These classes are online and include an advanced PubMed skills class, automatic term mapping class, and a “building and refining your search class” among others.

These classes are all online, mostly throughout the summer,  and free!

Sign up today!

MLA Webinars for Spring 2015

MLA Webinar: InterProfessional Education: What it Is and How Librarians Can Partner (for more information http://tinyurl.com/k7euvc4)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, noon–1:30 p.m., central time.

Carnegie Library
1101 W. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: 602-926-3604

The facility offers free visitor parking in the parking garage directly across the street in addition to the curbside parking on Washington and Jefferson Streets.

MLA Webinar: The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship Webcast (for more information http://tinyurl.com/kuh7bq7)

+ CABL meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:00pm–2:30pm, central time.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
2140 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
More information to come.

AzLA 2015 Call for Proposals

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The Arizona Library Association will be opening a call for proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference on Friday, February 20th.  This year the conference will take place at the High Country Conference Center, in Flagstaff Az from November 18-20th.

The current tentative deadlines for proposals are as follows:

  • Pre-conferences and Programs: April 27, 2015.
  • Posters, Roundtables and Blitz Sessions: May 25, 2015.

Keep an eye out for the official call for proposals later this week at the AzLA website: http://www.azla.org/?page=AzLA15

Holiday Party Photos Up

Check out a few photos from last week’s Holiday Party/MLA Webinar:
Holiday Party 2014

Thanks to everyone for attending – we’ll see ya next year!

 

 

Reminder: Registration PubMed for Trainers Class

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Registration looks to be still open for the PubMed for Trainers course offered by the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) in January.  This course will take place online for 3 weeks and culminate in a day long in-person session hosted at Grand Canyon University.

As described in the course’s promotional material, “this hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.  Upon completion of the class, participants receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit.”

The schedule for the course is as follows:

  1. Monday, January 12, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  2. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  3. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  4. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 9 am -4:30 pm PT (in-person at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ)

To register and for more information see: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359