Librarian Travels

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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.

Librarian Travels: Global Biodiversity Heritage Library in Australia, part 3

The final day of my trip to Melbourne was a trip to  the 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition for the Australian Libraries, Technology and the Future organization, VALA.  The Biodiversity Heritage Library presented a panel discussion "Scanning Locally, Collaborating Globally: Creating a Global Biodiversity Heritage Library".  The panel was well received by the 48 attendees.  Karen Kealy from the University of Melbourne introduced the panel:  Nancy Gwinn from Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Martin Kalfatovic from BHL and the Smithsonian Institution, Connie Rinaldo from the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Elycia Wallis from the Museum Victoria, Victoria, Australia, Anne-Lise Fourie from South African National Biodiversity Institute and BHL Africa and Jiri Frank from the National Museum, Prague and BHL Europe.

Librarian Travels: Villa I Tatti & Biblioteca Berenson

While attending the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) meeting in Florence, Italy in late October, I was able to spend an afternoon at the Villa I Tatti, a Harvard Center that is considered to be "the foremost research institution in the world for Italian Renaissance art, history, literature, and music." Scholars of the Italian Renaissance, have an opportunity to spend a full year here on a post-doctoral Fellowship or return for shorter periods as Visiting …

Librarian Travels

The Library was represented recently at the annual conference of the International Association of Aquatic & Marine Sciences Libraries & Information Centers (IAMSLIC), held this year in Dania Beach, Florida. The group is truly international, and this year's participants came from Argentina, New Caledonia, Germany, Italy, Argentina, France, and Senegal, as well as from all over the US and Canada.