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Fall Forum

Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future

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October 16–17, 2008
Arlington, Virginia 22202

Sponsored by ARL & CNI

In a ballroom filled to capacity, the research institution community gathered on October 16-18, 2008, to engage one another as well as scientists, data specialists, and educators in a review of e-science trends and strategies to reinvent science librarianship. The program was planned and delivered by ARL’s E-Science Working Group and sponsored by ARL and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

Working group Chair Wendy Lougee (University of Minnesota) opened the forum by confirming that the working group believes that earlier models of library support for science are inadequate and that a realignment with e-science is essential. The program, “Reinventing Science Librarianship: New Models for the Future,” featured panels of speakers on: e-science trends, data-curation issues, supporting virtual organizations, the experience of health sciences libraries, and education for new roles.

In addition, 15 libraries contributed 14 posters for display at the forum to showcase their organizations’ work in science librarianship.

Audio and slides from forum speakers and a description of the poster sessions are available online.