More Librarian Travels

Straight from the SLA Convention I took the Train to Maine to attend the New England Science Boot Camp for librarians at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Boot Camp is an intensive two and a half days covering various science topics in depth with other science librarian specialists; this year’s subjects were Neuroscience, Marine Science and Ornithology, presented by faculty from several area colleges including Bowdoin, Tufts, the University of New England, UMass Med School and Colby. All presentations were excellent, and we learned a lot and networked with colleagues from as far away as California and Vancouver. On the last day we drew up and critiqued faculty Data Management Plans (DMPs), now required by most funding agencies. Finally we toured Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center, met some of the students working there, visited the wet lab and heard about their research, and then spent a happy half hour dabbling about on the rocky coast examining the intertidal pools with the enthusiasm of children.

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