Will you be at the Special Libraries Association 101st annual conference in New Orleans this June? Please consider attending the SLA Chemistry Division’s Continuing Education courses on June 12-13. These highly-regarded courses provide essential hands-on learning on the fundamentals of chemistry and chemical information, and are taught by experts in their field. Full course details are provided below. Both courses provide discounted rates for SLA student members.
SLA 2010 conference registration is now open at http://s36.a2zinc.net/clients/sla/sla2010/public/enter.aspx. CE course tickets can be purchased during the registration process.
Note: you are NOT required to attend the conference in order to come to a CE course. Contact Ted Baldwin for details.
Chemistry for the Non-Chemist Librarian
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 8am-5pm
Ticket # 130 : $299 members / $399 non-members / $149 student members (limit 5)
Instructors: Bartow Culp (Purdue U.), Judith Currano (U. of Pennsylvania)
Description: It is necessary that any information scientist with responsibilities for providing chemistry reference services understand the structure and language of chemistry. This course takes a hands-on approach to introduce learners to the five major divisions of chemistry, their basic principles, and the intellectual tools that chemists need to do their work. It will be composed of three basic sections, an introduction to chemistry as a science, basic concepts and research questions in chemistry and strategies for effective communication with chemists, and the ways in which chemists' research needs dictate their information needs. SPECIAL NOTE: Student Member Rate = $149.
Chemical Information Sources, Request, and References
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010, 8am-12noon
Ticket # 305 : $199 members / $299 non-members / $99 student members (limit 5)
Instructors: Judith Currano (U. of Pennsylvania), Dawn French (Millennium Inorganic Chemicals)
Description: The course takes a hands-on approach to introduce learners to the types of questions that chemical researchers ask and reference sources that can be used to answer them. It will provide an overview of the structure of the chemical literature, types of reference sources in the chemical sciences, unique access points for chemical information, and strategies for an effective search. Informal lectures, interspersed with hands-on reference questions, will compare and describe the major chemical information resources. SPECIAL NOTE: Student Member Rate = $99.