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30th Annual SAIL Conference

  • 22 Apr 2020
  • 10:00
  • 23 Apr 2020
  • 14:30
  • Online


  • For current IAMSLIC members who will be attending virtually online.

SAIL 2020

Resilient Libraries – Navigating the Ebb and Flow of Change

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)

Conference Description:

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.

Some program topics may include: 

  • New library initiatives that support environmental research
  • Disruptions are happening in SAIL libraries
  • New initiatives are taking place in SAIL libraries
  • Successful library partnerships with faculty, researchers/scientists or student groups
1Jcarmichael. “Libraries Cultivate Community Resilience.” Tools, Publications & Resources, 28 July 2017, www.ala.org/tools/article/future-libraries/libraries-cultivate-community-resilience.

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