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Cyamus Regional Group
Of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers

Annual Meetings

SAIL/CYAMUS Joint Annual Conference - Call for Proposals


East-West Connections: Bridging the Continent/Connecting the Seas

May 19-20, 2021

Hosted by Gunter Library/Gulf Coast Research Laboratory/School of Ocean Science & Engineering/The University of Southern Mississippi (Virtual Conference via ZOOM)

As SAIL and CYAMUS collaborate to create a useful, timely, and engaging conference, they mirror the members libraries that collaborate with their constituencies to support scientific communication, scholarly engagement, and mission success. Building the bridges within our communities, connecting people and knowledge, and serving as trusted arbitrators, SAIL and CYAMUS libraries are leaders in partnering and supporting each other and our researchers, faculty, students, administrators, and public.

Some potential topics:

•             Identifying successful library partnerships.

•             After a year of challenges including closures and remote work, what short term responses will become long term changes to services and resources?

•             Engagement with users for insight into better delivery of products.

•             New developments in collection development.

•             The “Big Deal” packages—gone for good or undergoing changes?

•             Working with your Office of Research, Foundation, and other partnership opportunities.

•             Increasing diversity and inclusion (engagement with users; developing diverse collections, etc.)

Other ideas welcome!
 
Proposals for 30-minute presentations, 60-minute moderated panel discussions, and 10-minute lightning talks are due by April 16, 2021. Conference registration is required for presenters.              

Deadline Expended for conference proposal submissions: New deadline is April 23, 2021
Using the link below, please submit proposals by April 23, 2021. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe11xdDX0hVEXILpJfA3VKLibl2mRyvOWaMyyLyWazt4bVyLg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Past Meetings

2020 Meeting2019 Meeting2018 Meeting | 2017 Meeting | 2016 Meeting | 2015 Meeting | 2014 Meeting | 2013 Meeting |2012 Meeting | 2011 Meeting | 2010 Meeting | 2009 Meeting | 2008 Meeting | 2007 Meeting | 2006 Meeting | 2005 Meeting | 2004 Meeting | 2003 Meeting | 2002 Meeting | 2001 Meeting | 2000 Meeting | 1999 Meeting | 1998 Meeting | 1997 Meeting | Pre-1997 Meetings

The 2020 Annual Meeting was cancelled. Please plan to join us in 2021. Our conference hosts will be the Hopkins Marine Station and the Moss Landing Marine Labs/MBARI.  We will still hold a 2020 Business Meeting online at a date yet to be determined. Some of our members provided library updates for our 2020 meeting.

Meeting, Bamfield Marine Science Centre, Bamfield, British Columbia
March 27 – March 31, 2019

The 31st Annual Cyamus Spring Meeting, 2019 was held March 28-March 31 in Bamfield, British Columbia. Local hosts were Beth Rogers from the Bamfield Marine Science Centre and Sally Taylor from the University of British Columbia.

Program | Attendees | Conference Proceedings | Group Photo

Meeting, University of California San Diego (UCSD) and NOAA/Southwest Fisheries Sciences Center (SWFSC), La Jolla, CA
March 26 – March 28, 2018

The 30th Annual Cyamus Spring Meeting, 2018 was held March 25-March 28 in La Jolla, CA. Local hosts are Amy Butros from UCSD and Debra Losey from NOAA/SWFSC.
Program | Attendees | Group Photo

One additional conference photo available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, Oregon Institue of Marine Biology (OIMB), Charleston, Oregon
March 30 – April 2, 2017

The Spring 2017 Meeting was held March 30-April 2, 2017 at the University of Oregon’s Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston, OR.
Program | Attendees | Group Photo

Two additional conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
March 2-6, 2016

The Spring 2016 Meeting was held March 2-6, 2016 at the Kennedy Library at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Group Photo

Meeting, NOAA Western Regional Center & University of Washington
March 11-14, 2015

The 2015 Annual Meeting was held March 11-14, with hosting duties shared by the NOAA Western Regional Center and the University of Washington, both in Seattle, Washington.
Program | Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

One additional conference photo available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, Bodega Marine Lab & California Academy of Sciences
March 19-22, 2014

The 2014 Annual Meeting was held March 19-22, with hosting duties shared by the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in Bodega Bay and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Program | Attendees | Group Photo (Bodega) Group Photo (Cal Academy)

One additional conference photo available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, Santa Catalina Island, California
March 18-20, 2013

The Spring 2013 Meeting was held March 18-20, 2013 at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island.
Program | Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska
August 24-25, 2012

The 2012 Meeting was held in conjunction with the 38th Annual IAMSLIC Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.
Program | Attendees

Meeting , Newport, Oregon
March 10 – 13, 2011

The Spring 2011 Meeting was held March 10 – 13, 2011 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.
Program | Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

More conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, Bamfield, British Columbia
March 26-30, 2010

The Spring 2010 Meeting was held March 26-30, 2010 at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Program | Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

More conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, Pacific Grove, California
March 1-4, 2009

The Spring 2009 Meeting was held March 1-4, 2009 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.
Program | Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

More conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, San Juan Island, Washington
March 26-29, 2008

The Spring 2008 Meeting was held March 26-29, 2008, at the Friday Harbor Laboratories of the University of Washington on San Juan Island, Washington.
Meeting Summary

Conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, San Pedro, California
March 21-24, 2007

The Spring 2007 Meeting was held March 21-24, 2007, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, California.
Discussion Topics | Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

More conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
March 5-9, 2006

The Spring 2006 Meeting was held March 1-4, 2006, in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Meeting Summary

Meeting, La Jolla, California
March 9-12, 2005

The Spring 2005 Meeting was held March 9-12, 2005, in La Jolla, California.
Meeting Summary (from IAMSLIC Newsletter #97, p. 2-3) | Group Photo

Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia
March 5-6 2004

The Spring 2004 Meeting was held March 5-6, 2004, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Meeting Summary (from IAMSLIC Newsletter #91, p. 5-6) | Group Photo

Meeting, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
March 5-8, 2003

The Spring 2003 Meeting was held March 5-8, 2003, hosted by the University of Hawaii Libraries. Conference Information is still available.
Program | Meeting Summary (IAMSLIC Newsletter #87, p. 2-3) | Attendees | Group Photo

More conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
March 21-24, 2002

The Spring 2002 Meeting was held March 21-24, 2002, hosted by the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, Oregon. Conference Information is still available.
Program | Attendees | Group Photo

Meeting, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
March 7-11, 2001

The Spring 2001 Meeting was held March 7-11, 2001, hosted by Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in the Monterey Bay region of California. Conference Information is still available.
Program | Attendees  | Group Photo

More conference photos available at Cyamus Reports & Documents (Members Only)

Meeting, CICESE, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
March 9-12, 2000

The Cyamus Regional Group held its Annual Meeting March 9-12, 2000, at the Centro de Investigation CientiĀ­fica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. The meeting, hosted by Amelia Chvez Comparn, was the largest Cyamus meeting to date, with 34 attendees. Holding the meeting in Ensenada enabled nine Mexican librarians to participate, part of a continuing Cyamus intiiative to expand IAMSLIC membership and involvement of librarians from Baja California and the western coast of Mexico. With the generous support of a $595 grant from IAMSLIC, an interpreter was able to attend, which greatly enhanced the effectiveness of the program and information sharing.Several key topics were addressed at the Annual Meeting, including: the licensing, acqusitions and support of electronic publications; a needs assessment exercise lead by Susan Berteaux which identified training ideas that were forwarded to the IAMSLIC Training Committee; and resource sharing strategies. The resource sharing discussions led to an agreement that more interlibrary borrowing requests would first be sent to Cyamus members before being requested on the IAMSLIC listserv. A task force was formed to examine alternatives for the transport and delivery of duplicate materials among Cyamus libraries, particularly materials needed by Mexican member libraries. A grant proposal was submitted to IAMSLIC by Melissa Wong on behalf of the task force and was funded for $675 to support a pilot project. Janet Webster, as a member of the IAMSLIC Council of Singers, led a fruitful discussion of the mission and future of IAMSLIC as an organization, as well as ideas for the structure and content of IAMSLIC conferences.

Following the meeting, a set of links to the online catalogs and serials lists of all Cyamus member libraries was added to the Cyamus Web site to facilitate resource sharing.

(Excerpt from the 2000 Cyamus Annual Report. Conference Information is still available.)
Program | Attendees

Meeting, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
March 11-14, 1999

The Cyamus Regional Group held its Annual Meeting March 11-14, 1999, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Janet Webster hosted a very successful meeting with 25 Cyamus members in attendance. Partial financial assistance from remaining funds granted by IAMSLIC to the Cyamus Regional Group in 1997-98 supported the participation of three of the four members attending from Baja California Sur, Mexico. Dr. Lavern Weber, Director of Hatfield Marine Science Center and incoming president of the National Association of Marine Laboratories (U.S.), joined the group for a discussion and consultation on possible strategies for NAML to facilitate marine education at the elementary and secondary levels. Among the ideas addressed were potential partnerships with other marine education programs and mechanisms for students to direct inquiries about marine topics to a volunteer pool of marine scientists and librarians via the Web. Other topics of discussion at the Meeting included digitization projects; support for services to adjunct and affiliated users; links to special collections and grey literature throughout the region; managing public printing and photocopying; personal bibliographic database management software; and round-robin updates from each member library. Susan Berteaux led a focused discussion session on library and bibliographic instruction in marine science libraries.

(Excerpt from the 1999 Cyamus Annual Report. Conference Information is still available.)
Program | Attendees | Group Photo

Meeting, Bodega Marine Lab, Bodega Bay, California
March 12-15, 1998

Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

Meeting, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
April 10-13, 1997

Meeting Summary | Attendees | Group Photo

Early meetings for which limited or no information is available:

  • 1996 Meeting Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC | Meeting Summary (IAMSLIC Newsletter #59, p. 7)
  • 1995 Meeting Wrigley Marine Science Center, Santa Catalina Island, California | Meeting Summary (IAMSLIC Newsletter #55, p. 6) | Group Photo | Attendees
  • 1994 Meeting Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, Friday Harbor, Washington | Meeting Summary (IAMSLIC Newsletter #51, p. 3)
  • 1993 Meeting Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, Oregon
  • 1992 Meeting Monterey, California | Meeting Summary (IAMSLIC Newsletter #44, p. 2)
  • 1991 Meeting Bodega Bay Marine Lab, Bodega Bay, California (this was the meeting at which the Cyamus name was decided upon, based on Alan Baldridge’s suggestion) | Meeting Summary (IAMSLIC Newsletter #39, p. 4)
  • 1990 Meeting Bodega Bay Marine Lab, Bodega Bay, California | Meeting Summary (IAMSLIC Newsletter #35, p. 16)
  • 1988 informal gathering at Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove, California


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