Free workshop on #geoscience librarianship set for October 21

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“Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a full-day introduction to earth science information resources and their organization – will be presented by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) on Saturday, October 21 in Seattle, Washington.  Registration is free and open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.


The workshop is aimed at librarians new to the geosciences and those already in the field who want a refresher.  It will provide an overview of geoscience information and current topics in reference, research, and publications; collection development; and geospatial information. Additional topics may include solo librarianship and STEM research/library services in the oil and gas industry. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions and issues for discussion. 


Instructors include Amanda Bielskas  (Columbia University Libraries), Linda Zellmer (Western Illinois University), Stephanie  Earls (Washington Geological Survey), Samantha Teplitzky (University of California, Berkeley), Mary Ellen Vedas (Hess Technical Library), and Emily Wild (US Geological Survey).  Clara McLeod (Washington University in St. Louis) is coordinating the event.


Geoscience Librarianship 101 is jointly sponsored with the University of Washington Libraries and will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM at the UW’s Suzzallo Library in Seattle.


Advance registration is required and space is limited. Registrations must be received by October 14.  To sign up or request additional information, please provide your name, daytime contact information, and professional (work/school) affiliation to:  Clara P. McLeod, Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, St. Louis, MO 63130, telephone 314-935-4817, e-mail


The Geoscience Information Society ( is an international professional organization dedicated to enhancing the exchange of information in the geosciences through collaboration among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals.