On July 7th, the UGA Special Collections Library hosted a gala, which exhibited Dr. Porter’s “Antiquarian Books on Coral and Coral Reefs”.
Another talk on climate change by Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, former NASA Scientist and Past President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), was compelling in his analogy that “weather is like one’s mood” but “climate is like one’s personality” in order to demystify myths about climate change.
Public Health was another theme of this conference, and it was great to hear how Dr. Katherine Hendricks, Medical Officer in the Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, collaborated with a CDC librarian to publish a systematic review of sytstemic anthrax. Dr. Hendricks spent 4 months cleaning the data that she collected, which was reassuring as I returned from short-term research leave after spending considerable time cleaning the data that I had collected for analysis.
Dr. Patricia Marsteller provided an engaging talk about her “Case-Based Learning (CBL) teaching methodology with science students and her grant-funded project on the Science Case Network.
There were also numerous librarian lightning talks, and I presented on the instructional technologies I used to flip my LIB220 course. This conference, organized by UGA science librarians, was especially meaningful, since I served as one the founding conference organizers two years ago, and worthwhile.