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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, November 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Registration is free and open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.
GL101 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, STEM research/library services in the oil and gas industry, and trends in scholarly communication for Earth sciences.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions and issues for discussion. 
A team of six experienced geoscience librarians will lead the seminar:  Amanda Bielskas  (Columbia University), 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 (Princeton University). 
Geoscience Librarianship 101 is jointly sponsored with Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and will be held in the University Library.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. Registrations must be received by October 20.  To sign up or request additional information, please provide your name, daytime contact information, and professional (work/school) affiliation to the seminar coordinator:  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.