Conference Programming

2020 SciTech Programs (Charlotte)
To Be Announced

2019 SciTech Programs (Cleveland) 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

  • Newcomers Breakfast and Member Meet-up (ticketed event, no charge for members, but please indicate on your registration that you are attending)

Location: Convention Center, room 7
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Join us to meet our new members. Have coffee and a quick bite to fuel up for a busy day of conference events. Share details about your innovations and accomplishments with your colleagues.

  • All Science and Engineering Divisions’ Poster Session (ticketed event, no charge for members, but please indicate on your registration that you are attending)

Location: Hilton Center Street BC
7:15 – 8:15 PM
Join us for the All Sciences and Engineering Divisions' Award presentations and stay for the snacks and poster session discussions. Vote for the best poster to be included in the SLA Best Poster competition.

Co-sponsors: Chemistry, Biomedical and Life Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, Pharmaceutical and Health Technology, Science-Technology Divisions 

Monday, June 17, 2019

  • New Research Tools You Need to Know About

Location: Convention Center, room 20
4:45 - 5:45 PM
New research tools are in the marketplace but direct information about how they work and how they are implemented in libraries is hard to find. This panel discussion will feature product managers from Dimensions, Mendeley Data and Clarivate/Kopernio to present brief case studies on how these new research tools are currently being implemented. 

Speakers: Jim Martin University of Arizona, Moderator, Don Sechler WOS/Kopernio, Moises Moreno, Elsevier, Heidi Becker, Dimensions.

Co- sponsors: Academic and Science-Technology Divisions

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • Sci-Tech 101: Organ Donation and Medical Devices

Location: Convention Center, room 14
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Basic educational session focusing on free or low-cost resources for researching topics related to organ donation and medical device innovation.  Mary Frances Lembo will discuss living organ donation and resources to support research in that area. James Manasco will expand outside that topic and look at the latest in medical devices and resources for research on that topic.

Speakers: Mary Frances Lembo and James Manasco

Co-sponsors: Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies and Science-Technology Divisions

  • Gear up for your next career: managers and applicants share experiences and advice

Location: Convention Center, room 22
10:15 - 11:30 AM
Gear up for your next career: managers and applicants share experiences and advice. A panel of veteran and newly minted librarians will give 5-10 min presentations on the interview process, crafting cover letters and resumes, skills in top demand, and how to keep current with new technologies. The panel includes both corporate and academic librarians. 75 min time slot will allow for extensive Q&A and networking before and after the event.

Speakers: Carolyn Jackson, Moderator; Samantha Bouwers, ACT Inc, James King US NIH, Theresa Pipher Dawnbreaker

Co-sponsors Leadership and Management and Science-Technology Divisions

  • Blockchain: The New Technology and Its Applications for Libraries

Location: Convention Center, Room 14
10:15 - 11:30 AM
This session will explore how libraries may adopt blockchain technology via various paths. Experts will share their research and experience, providing the audience with a better understanding.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sandra Hirsh; Panelist: Bohyun Kim

Co-sponsors: Engineering, Information Technology, and Science and Technology Divisions

2018 SciTech Programs (Baltimore)

Monday, June 11, 2018
Science & Technology Meetup & Newcomer Welcome: Futurizing STEM Libraries (ticketed event)
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Location: Baltimore Hilton Hotel – room TBD in May
Sponsored by IEEE Xplore Digital Library and SPIE Digital Library

All Sciences and Engineering Poster Session & Awards Reception (ticketed event)
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sponsored by SAE International


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Oh, The Places an MLIS Will Take You! Speed Dating with Job Possibilities
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
It’s back! After a well-received session in Philly a few years ago, the job possibilities panel is back. This session offers a panel of information professionals sharing brief nuggets about their jobs and preparation behind the job. Panelists will include corporate and academic librarians across a diverse range of specialities within the information profession. Attendees at all stages in their career will benefit from the presentations. They will discover a wide variety of job and career possibilities, meet new colleagues, and gain ideas for marketing their skills.

Speakers: Rosanna Lindquist, Information Research Scientist, Technical Intelligence, The Hershey Company; Gwen (Guiyun) Wang, Research Engineer and Library Manager, Portland Cement Association; Linda Galloway, Customer Consultant, Research Intelligence Division, Elsevier; Samantha Bouwers, Information Resource Center, Research Strategy and Services, ACT, Inc.; Anna K. Meyer, Information Centre and Archives, Union Gas Limited; Rachael Altman, Market Intelligence Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP; Helen Josephine, Freelance Consultant, HBJ Associates; Richard Hulser, Chief Librarian, Research Library and Archives, Natural History Museum Los Angeles County

Climate Change Resources: 14 Sites in 60 Minutes
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Join us for a fun and informative session and discover excellent sources of free information across the science and technology disciplines. Mary Frances Lembo and James Manasco will team up to present 14 websites related to climate change in 60 minutes. This educational session will provide time for interaction with and sharing from the audience. Attendees will learn about freely available, high quality sources of climate change information. They will also be able to hear from colleagues about other quality sites related to climate change. Please note, speakers will not be discussing search strategies, assessing information, or discipline specifics.


Please join us in congratulating the 2018 winners of our awards
Dr. Nabi Hasan, Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award (jointly sponsored with the Engineering Division)
Anitra Ross, Diane K. Foster Student Award Application (shared with the Australia & New Zealand Chapter and Science-Technology Division)
Mr. Bhupender Paliwal, Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award