When: April 22-23, 2020
Where: Online (Conference Website is now live!)
Conference Hosts: Angela Clark (University of Miami), Jaime Goldman and Keri Baker (Nova Southeastern University) and Michelle Leonard (University of Florida)
As ALA states, "At one time or another, most communities face the challenge of reestablishing stability after periods of disruption—whether human-created, natural, or some combination thereof."(1)
This statement rings true for librarians who work in the marine and aquatic sciences. For example, the freshwater of the springs, and coastal waters are a vital and irreplaceable resource for many states and provinces. The lakes play a key role in the ecosystem locally and globally, provide the foundation for many regional economies, and bring tourism dollars to the local communities. However, with the threat of sea-level rise, water wars and pollution, these threats endanger our way of life. As librarians and information professionals, we must be proactive in our approach to supporting evidence-based science and work collaboratively with scientists, researchers and the general public. At SAIL 2020, you will hear great examples of how librarians, libraries, and research are playing a key role at institutions and the “points of pride” happening within the SAIL libraries and organizations.
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