Hi everyone!Hope you had an awesome weekend and are getting excited as we edge closer to leaving for Cleveland! As you continue to build your schedule in the SLA conference app, keep an eye out for the sessions below! These sessions are being co-sponsored by PHT along with DBIO, IT, and Taxonomy divisions. We're delighted to partner with these other SLA units to present a great program in Cleveland. See you there!Best,
CandaceSaturday June 15, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pmSo you want to learn to Code: R programming for librarians and other information professionalsCo-sponsored by PHT, DBIO, and ITDescription: R is an extensible, open-source language and computing environment for Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, and Linux platforms. RStudio is a very popular way to create R scripts that interact with the R software. Using R, analysts can create code that combines statistical approaches from many scientific disciplines to best suit the analytical framework you need to analyze your data. This hands-on workshop is designed to teach non-programmers to write modular code and to introduce best practices for using R for data analysis. The workshop is divided into three topic areas: (1) Introduction to R and RStudio, (2) Introduction to Data Wrangling in R, and (3) Data Visualization in R. These skills will help propel research and your career forward.Monday June 17, 2019, 10:45 am - 11:45 amWhat's the Buzz? Cannabis Law Tell Me What's a Happenin'Co-sponsored by DBIO, PHT, and LegalDescription: Spending on the legal cannabis market is forecasted to hit $57 billion by 2027. Approximately two-thirds of this market will be in legal recreational use and the other third will be medical. Law firms are increasingly starting Cannabis practices to weed through regulatory, compliance, intellectual property, contract, and litigation issues ethically and competently. Learn about cannabis horticulture, cannabis as a business and medical use of cannabis, from the founder of the Cleveland School of Cannabis. Review the history of marijuana laws in California especially regarding dispensaries. You'll hear practices for keeping up new laws and regulations particularly in local jurisdictions.Tuesday June 18, 2019, 10:15 am - 11:30 amTaxonomy-Ontology Conversions: Case StudiesCo-sponsored by Taxonomy and PHTDescription: Want to use Linked Data, ensure interoperability, and/or support search and discovery with the capabilities of an ontology? Find out more about ontologies and learn from practitioners who have done taxonomy-ontology conversions.