You can’t beat IAMSLIC for a clever acronym! It stands for the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers whose members will hold their 38th annual conference from August 26 – 30, 2012 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Cyamus, IAMSLIC’s west coast of North America and Hawaii regional group, will meet first (August 24 – 25) and stay on for the full meeting.
Topics include innovative library practice such as patron-driven acquisitions and e-books, mobile devices and social networking, digitization projects, copyright, data librarianship, discovery services, and collaboration with scientists. There will be panel discussions, papers and posters, and a trip to the SeaLife Center in Seward, interspersed with time to meet colleagues and make new friends at coffee and lunch breaks, the welcome reception and the banquet at the Hotel Captain Cook. Local hosts are compiling great suggestions for activities before and after the meetings for those with extra time to get acquainted with all that Alaska has to offer. Watch the conference website for registration information and updates on this exciting conference.
IAMSLIC Anchorage 2012 Local Arrangements Committee
Daria O. Carle, Chair
Sally J. Bremner
Medical Librarian, Alaska Medical Library
UAA / APU Consortium Library
University of Alaska Anchorage