April 2003

Wednesday 30 April

  • Class by SLA-PAM in NYC (14:53) - The Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division of SLA will offer a CE class for new or not-so-new librarians at the conference in NY. Let's Get Physical! Physical Science Reference Fundamentals for Non-Scientists will take place on Saturday, June 7, from 8:00am to 12:00pm.... | 0 Comments
  • A Web chair for SLA-Eng (13:56) - A strong hint has been given by Sara Tompson, current chair of the Engineering Division of SLA: the division needs a Web chair for next year. Multiple other opportunities to volunteer also exist.... | 0 Comments
  • Governmentwide e-grant site to debut this fall (13:52) - The federal government expects to have a single Web site for posting information on all available grants by October 2003. It would involve some 26 federal department and agencies that distribute $400 billion in federal grants annually.... | 0 Comments
  • Job opening (13:41) - The University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, is looking for a Technology Collections Librarian.... | 0 Comments

Friday 25 April

  • Another science librarian blog (13:37) - I'm ashamed to say I had never noticed this blog before even if it has been going on since at least October 2002. Confessions of a Science Librarian is by John Dupuis, from York University, Ontario. Hmmm, the three science... | 0 Comments
  • SLA-Eng new elected officers (11:04) - Congrats to the Engineering Division new elected Chairs and officers: - Chair-elect: Mary Steiner, University of Pennsylvania - Treasurer: Kathleen (Katy) Nelson, University of Victoria - Secretary: Amanda Dingus Kindall, EMS Technologies... | 0 Comments

Thursday 24 April

  • More on IoP new Alerts (13:28) - A bit more info on the new email alerts from the Institute of Physics & Axiom, mentionned earlier in this blog on April 2nd. There are now two types of alerts: - the already present TOC Alerts for the tables... | 0 Comments
  • SLA-Sci-Tech new chair (13:06) - Dara R. Combs and Joseph R. Kraus have both been elected as, respectively, Chair Elect and Secretary of the SLA - Sci-Tech Division for 2003-4. Congrats to both!... | 0 Comments
  • Annual conferences (13:00) - Early bird rates are flowing away soon: - SLA: final date is May 1st - ALA: final date is May 9th - ASEE: early bird period ended March 17th, but until June 13th, you will still spend less than the... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 23 April

  • "If it contains carbon, we can do it." (10:32) - Discover Magazine is an interesting magazine indeed, but this article really catches the eye. Thermal depolymerization will transform 100 pounds of plastic bottles into 70 pounds of oil, 16 pounds of gas, 6 pounds of carbon solids and 8 pounds... | 2 Comments
  • Reminder for Award (10:04) - The deadline for the 2003 Elsevier Engineering Information/SLA Engineering Librarian Award is May 16th. You can self-nominate or nominate a deserving colleague.... | 0 Comments
  • Job openings (10:00) - The University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library is seeking a Science Reference Librarian. Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, MA, is looking for a Senior Reference Librarian/Bibliographer (Chemistry & Physics). A Researcher is needed at Federal Laboratories Corporation, in... | 0 Comments

Friday 18 April

  • A new blog on engineering libraries issues (11:15) - Randy Reichardt, of the University of Alberta, has started a blog on issues and concerns of interest to engineering and science librarians, The (engineering) Library Question. The blog's first discussion is about remote offerings of reference and information services from... | 0 Comments
  • IEEE StandardsEurope portal (10:17) - On December 2, 2002, we told you about the new IEEE Standards portal. The Institute is now launching StandardsEurope, a Web portal for its European standards community. [IEEE Newsletter]... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 16 April

  • Job openings (09:01) - The University of Utah's Marriott Library is looking for a Head of the Science and Engineering Division. The University of California, San Diego wants to hire an Undergraduate Science & Engineering Outreach and Instruction Librarian. The search for a Head-Science... | 2 Comments

Tuesday 15 April

  • SLA Sci-Tech is looking for volunteers (14:14) - James Manasco, Chair-Elect of the SLA Science and Technology Division, is looking for a few good men and women interested in chairing or working on the Division committees in the coming year. You got to like James' sig file, containing... | 0 Comments
  • Link for internships (13:54) - A possible link to add to your recommandations, Tech-Interns.com is owned and operated by the ASEE and lists internships for undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering. [ASEE Action newsletter]... | 0 Comments
  • Job opening (13:49) - Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA is looking for a Librarian/Information Specialist/Digital Technologist. A background in science or engineering is preferred.... | 0 Comments

Monday 14 April

  • Back from vacation (09:24) - I'm back from vacation and training. Things have been quiet anyway, engineering librarianship-wise.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 2 April

  • Axiom's new alert service (14:53) - Axiom will have a new email alert service come April 7th. The service works will all databases searchable with Axiom. It will have more options for setting preferences; the need to run a search first before setting the alert is... | 0 Comments