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Sarah at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library

Over the last three days, I was immersed in a 20-credit MLA continuing education course on systematic reviews at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library with 26 other medical librarians and academic librarians from the West coast to the East coast. Although at first glance it may seem that the work of medical librarians... more

Sarah at NCLA

This year’s NCLA Biennial Conference was a positive and meaningful experience for me, especially since I have been involved in the first Executive Board of the newly formed STEM-Librarianship in NC (LINC) Round Table  as Secretary-Treasurer over the last year. Due to the efforts of a small but enthusiastic group from across the state, STEM librarians... more

ACS National Meeting in DC

Due to the update of the ACS-approval guidelines of chemical literature instruction and launch of the new Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program, I took an early morning flight on Sunday Aug. 20th to National Airport and was immersed in 21 chemical information and chemistry education sessions over 4 days at the ACS National Meeting in... more

Sarah at the NIH Bibliometrics and Research Assessment Symposium

This fall, I attended the Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Symposium for Librarians and Information Professionals. Over 150 librarians and information professionals attended the 2-day symposium at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Ludo Waltman was the first keynote speaker from the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)  of Leiden University in the... more

Sarah at the 2nd Science Boot Camp for Librarians Southeast

On July 5th, I drove to the University of Georgia (UGA) to present at the 2nd Science Boot Camp for Librarians Southeast. It was great to be immersed for 3 days in presentations on coral reefs, climate change, public health, and science education by renowned researchers and faculty from the Centers for Disease Control and... more

Sarah at the Lilly International Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning

Last week, I drove up to Bethesda, Maryland to present at the Lilly International Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning. If you interested, you can view my presentation below. Although I have attended a regional Lilly Conference in the past, this was my first time attending the international conference in Bethesda. My proposal was accepted... more

Sarah at STELLA Unconference

Last Friday, I drove to UNC-Chapel Hill to present at the biennial STELLA (Science, Technology, and Engineering Library Leaders in Action) Unconference, which was organized by science and engineering librarians at Duke, UNC, and N.C. State. This was my first time attending this national unconference, and colleagues gathered from as far as California, Dartmouth, MIT,... more

Sarah @ NCLA-STEM Meeting

NCLA has formed a new STEM Librarianship in North Carolina (STEM-LINC) round table. Along with Erin Knight, NIEHS Library Manager, and Jennifer Seagraves from Central Carolina Community College, I was invited to speak representing academic libraries in a panel discussion on “Outreach & Relationship-Building with STEM” at the April 29th meeting held at UNCG. If... more

Sarah at the Empirical Librarians Conference

I recently attended the Empirical Librarians Conference at N.C. A&T State University Library. Among the many concurrent sessions that I attended, I will highlight the most relevant topics that I can apply to my future work. “Teaching Mendeley in the Sciences” Since faculty have asked me to teach Mendeley to graduate students, I’m participating in... more

Sarah presents at AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Annual Meeting

Thanks to financial support from my Summer Technology Exploration (STEP) Grant and AAAS first-time librarian attendee free registration, I attended and presented at my first scientific society conference, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in February. AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society and publishes Science magazine... more