SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

DBIO Programs

SLA 2015 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO June 14-16, 2015
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Nalini Mahajan, Chair of the  2015 DBIO Programming Committee
Nalini Mahajan, Division Chair, Chair of the 2015 DBIO Programming Committee
DBIO 80th Anniversary
Graphic by Linda Herbst, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois.

2015 SLA Annual Conference DBIO Program


6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Officers and Committee Chairs' Meeting/Dinner

The DBIO board and committee members will meet to review 2014 activities and projects undertaken by the division and discuss the plans for the 2016 conference. Suggestions for next year’s convention programs are taken from the floor. Annual awards are presented. Calls for candidates for next year’s officers and committee members are issued.

Moderator: Jennifer McDaniel, Research & Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, VA and DBIO Chair Elect
Presented by: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division
Sponsored by: TBA


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Vendor Relations Networking Lunch

Learn about the latest products and developments of leading information industry vendors selected for their forward thinking in the area of bio-medical, life, and natural sciences. Four leading vendors will provide 15-minute presentations with brief question and answer follow up. Complimentary box lunches will be available to all attendees.

Moderator: Donna Gibson, Director of Library Services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Presented by: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division (Lead), Maryland Chapter, Natural History Caucus
Participating Vendors, Sponsors, & Presenters:

Digital Science
Presenter: Meg Baker, Regional Account Manager
Product: The Digital Science portfolio: Altmetrics, Figshare, Elements, Dimensions, etc.
Presentation Title: Digital Science - Software to Support the Research

Faculty of 1000
Presenter: Kinga K. Hosszu, Ph.D., Outreach Director
Product: F1000, F1000Research
Presentation Title: Faculty of 1000: Streamlining Scientific Writing and Publishing

Presenter: Rabia T. Khan, MBA, Ph.D., VP Outreach & Partnerships
Presentation Title: Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Fuel Discovery for Biomedical

Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research
Presenter: Susan Lamprey Sturchio, Sales Engineer
Product: Ovid from Wolters Kluwer Health: Learning, Research & Practice
Presentation Title: Ovid: A Spectrum of Resources to Support Evidence-Based Medical Research

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Genetic Mutations: How Do They Arise and What Do They Do? Interdisciplinary Perspectives

This panel discussion will feature scientists from different disciplines presenting the subject of genetic mutations from the viewpoint of their work. An evolutionary biologist will introduce the topic and discuss generally how natural selection works and the time scales involved. Next a scientist working on genetic changes in organisms will discuss how these changes take place and how they are regulated. Finally a representative from the medical community will address specifically how diseases evolve and change, and what the implications are for human health in particular. Each will give a 20 minute presentation then the floor will open for questions and discussion.

Moderator: Dorothy Barr, Research Librarian, Harvard University Libraries
• Dr. Hopi Hoekstra, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Department Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology as well as the Curator of Mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

• Dr. James Mallet, Emeritus Professor of Biological Diversity at University College London, and Distinguished Lecturer at Harvard University.

Presented By: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division (Lead), DBIO Medical Section, and the Natural History Caucus.
Sponsored by: New England Journal of Medicine; Software Engineering Institute

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
DBIO Celebrates 80th Anniversary!
The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts
Webster Room (Lobby Level)

2015 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Biomedical & Life Sciences Division. We invite all DBIO members to an elegant evening of fun, food, laughter, and plenty of time to reminisce. You turn 80 only once, so join your fellow members to celebrate our history and our achievements, all while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and drinks (one complimentary beverage ticket provided).
RSVP by Monday, June 1, 2015 to Peggy Murphy.

Presented By: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division
Sponsored by: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Clinical Key / Elsevier


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Biomedical and Life Science Division Annual Breakfast and Business Meeting

Join your DBIO colleagues to review the accomplishments of the past year, learn about the plans for the future, and celebrate our award winners. All major officers of the division will present their reports to the membership. Suggestions for next year's convention programs will be taken from the floor and candidates for next year's officers and committee members will be solicited.

Speaker: Jennifer McDaniel, Research & Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, VA and DBIO Chair Elect
Presented by: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division
Price: Member--US $25.00 | Student Member--US $25.00 | Non-Member--US $25.00
Sponsored by: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learning and Libations: The Annual DBIO Medical Section Reception and Business Meeting

The Medical Section will host DBIO members and guests at their annual business meeting and reception. There will be attendee-led discussions on topics of interest to medical librarians and the future of the Medical Section. This will provide a great opportunity to network with your colleagues, foster relationships, meet members, and gain new knowledge while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.(two complimentary beverage tickets provided). All are invited for drinks and conversation.

Speaker: Elaine Dean, Clinical Librarian, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Edward L. Pratt Research Library, Medical Section Chair
Presented by: DBIO Medical Section (Lead), Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, Natural History Caucus
Sponsored by: Springer

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All Sciences Poster Session & Reception

Join your colleagues in the sciences for an entertaining evening of viewing the latest in science librarianship research while munching on great tasting goodies. Renew acquaintances, meet new friends, chat with others interested in the same research area, and see what is new and hot in science librarianship.

Moderator: Beth Thomsett-Scott, Engineering Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries
Presented by: Agriculture & Nutrition Division; Biomedical & Life Sciences Division; Chemistry Division; Engineering Division; Food, Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division; Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division; Science-Technology Division.
Sponsored by: TBA


7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Revolutionize Library Management: Best Practices

The most vital requirement for special librarians is to support their organizations overall mission and goals. Speaking from their own personal experiences, these information professionals will cover best practices for measuring and documenting the tangible value of the information services they provide for their respective corporate, medical, scientific and/or technical institutions. This panel discussion will include the following subjects: best practices in libraries; ISO Standard for assessing the impact of libraries; research data analysis; outsourcing; field testing; systems thinking; information technology; partnerships and teaming. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged.

Moderator: Sheila Rosenthal, Manager of Library Services, Carnegie Mellon University
• Betty Edwards, Draper Laboratory
• Joyce Fedeczko, Libraries Associates Companies (LAC)
• Susan Henczel, Consultant
• Nalini Mahajan, Library Director, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
• Valerie Ryder
• Deborah Schwarz, President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LAC Group
• Sara Tompson, Library Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena
• Vicki Valleroy, Research Librarian, The Boeing Company
Presented by: Science-Technology Division (Lead), Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, Petroleum & Energy Resources Division.
Sponsored by: TBA

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
MASTER CLASS: Demystifying the Information Audit: From Knowledge Management (KM) to Enterprise Information Management (EIM)

From knowledge management (KM) to enterprise information management (EIM), the information audit is a tool to be used to address operational and strategic challenges regarding information and knowledge within an organization. This session will include a description of the information process and its relationship to the knowledge audit and to enterprise information management. It will include discussion of requisite skills, potential outcomes and a variety of case studies.

Moderator: Sheila Rosenthal, Manager of Library Services, Carnegie Mellon University Speakers:
• Susan Henczel, Consultant and Author of the book: The Information Audit: A Practical Guide (9783598243677)
• Graham Robertson
Presented by: Science-Technology Division (Lead), Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, Petroleum & Energy Resources Division
Sponsored by: TBA

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
MASTER CLASS: Science of 3D Printing

Advances in 3D printing technology and materials have enabled many new applications in 3D modeling, prototyping and manufacturing in fields including engineering, biomedicine, and chemicals/pharmaceuticals. From perspectives of library-based 3D printing services and a visualization software developer, the panel will introduce principles of 3D printing technologies and associated material science; discuss applications and potential of 3D printing for visualization in research, STEM education, and industry; and provide insights on 3D printing service operations, including service models, opportunities, community impacts and partnerships.

Moderator: Kevin Messner, Biology Librarian and Interim Head of the Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Library, Miami University

• Ian Bruno, Director, Strategic Partnerships, The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center
• Stacy Bruss, NIST
• Sara Gonzalez, Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Visualization Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
• Hannah Norton, Librarian for Biomedical Sciences, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida
• Shawn O'Grady, Digital Fabrication Specialist, University of Michigan
Presented by: Chemistry Division - Material Research & Manufacturing Section, Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, Science-Technology Division, Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division, Information Technology Division, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition Division, Engineering Division
Sponsored by: TBA

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Transforming International Science and Technology Librarianship

A variety of speakers from academic, corporate, and government libraries will highlight ways their libraries have transformed to meet the needs of their patrons and network with librarians across the world. Topics range across Digitization, 3D Printers, social media, open access, user surveys, programs for librarians and information managers, enterprise tools, web and video conferencing, and information audits.

Panelists include:
• Jay Bhatt
• Gimena Campos Cervera
• Susmita Chakraborty
• Andrew Clark
• Susan Henczel
• P.K. Jain
• Geeta Paliwal
• Rindra M. Ramli
• Graham Robertson

Moderator: Nalini Mahajan, Medical Library Director and Webmaster, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Presented by: Science-Technology Division (Lead); Biomedical & Life Sciences Division; Asia Chapter; International Information Exchange Caucus
Sponsored by: TBA

Rev. June 2016