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Chemistry Community Sponsored Education Sessions and Events for SLA 2020.


Sparks Award & Informal Discussions

Meet our Sparks Award Winner, hear announcements and catch up with friends and colleagues. (This is in place of the no-host dinner.)

When: TBA


Education Sessions:

LIVE Session

Metamorphosis: Growing, Learning and Mutating into New Roles

When:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 1:15-1:45 EDT

Content Level: Fundamental

 Sponsors:  Chemistry Community and Engineering Community

Moderator:  Luti Salisbury

Speakers:  Kari Anderson, Linda Galloway and Brian McCann

Description: A panel of fellow SLAers will regale you with tales of their own transformations from mere librarians, describing how they emerged from their chrysalis with new skills, knowledge, connections, and sometimes even new titles and roles. Find out why these transformations or role changes were made, how they were implemented, and the success achieved. Take away ideas for you own pending or possible future transformations.

Mock Live Session *

Science Vendor Update

When:  Friday, October 16, 2020, 1:15-2:15 EDT

Content Level: Fundamental

Sponsors:  Chemistry Community, Sci-Tech Community and Transportation Community

Moderator:  Meredith Ayers

Presenters:  ACS Publication – Steve Hansen, Clarivate- Ann Beynon, Dimension and Digital Science – Chealsye Bowley, Elsevier- Linda Galloway, and RSC- Peter Hranjec


Description: Get updates and learn about the latest trends in science and technology publishing; techniques in searching the chemical literature; open access issues; predatory publishing; and updates to science and technology databases.

*Mock Live means that the session was recorded before hand so there will be no Q&A at the end however, the presenters or representatives from their businesses will be available while the recording is running to answer questions in the Chat.

On-Demand Sessions by other communities that Chemistry agreed to co-sponsor.

Technically Speaking: Competitive Intelligence in Science and Engineering

When:  On-Demand Available  October 5- November 13, 2020

Content Level:  Intermediate

Sponsor:  Competitive Intelligence Community

Description: Intelligence work in science and engineering is unique and often requires specialized skills. In this session, learn from practicing CI professionals in science and engineering fields. They will discuss their varied responsibilities, go-to intelligence techniques and tools, and the ways they meet the expectations set by their clients and stakeholders. You’ll gain an understanding of how CI professionals practice in these fields, and leave with tips and ideas you can implement in your own intelligence work.


Transforming Open Science to Open Scholarship

When:  On-Demand Available  October 5- November 13, 2020

Content Level: Fundamental

Sponsor:  Sci-Tech Community

Description: Science and technology communities have hand-in-hand reshaped their culture and practice, influencing other fields. The principles and values of Open Science are rapidly re-shaping the landscape of scholarship. Here we discuss the past, present, and future of Open Science and its movements and practices (OER, data sharing, and more), and the advent of an Open Scholarship for all, closing the door on institutionalized "closed" scientific practices from the pre-Internet age.