Discussion Groups Science & Technology Section ALA Midwinter Meeting, 2003: Philadelphia, January 24 - 29


General Discussion Group and Issues in Sci/Tech Library Management Discussion Group

Saturday January 25
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Loews: Room Z - Commonwealth A/B

"Technostress, Burn-out and the Sci-Tech Librarian" - join the General Science Discussion Group and the newly-named Issues in
SciTech Library Management Discussion Group (formerly Heads of SciTech Discussion Group) for a fun and informal conversation on
technostress and burn out. Come and share tips on how to keep up and keep sane as technology and increased responsibilities continue to
whittle away at our sanity on the job as a SciTech Librarian. There will be no formal speakers or panel, this will be a participant-driven discussion.


Issues in Sci/Tech Library Management Discussion Group Dinner

Saturday January 25
Rangoon Restaurant
112 North 9th Street

Please join us for food and socializing at 6PM at the Rangoon Restaurant, close to the Convention Center at 112 North 9th Street. To keep costs reasonable a menu has been selected with something for everyone's taste (see below). Cost: $20 per person

RSVP by January 24 to Laura Lane, lane@temple.edu or 215-204-5643, FAX: 215-204-5201.


Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group

Saturday January 25
9:30 - 11:00 am
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 102A

The STS Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group session will focus on BioOne, an online collection of research journals in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Heather Joseph, President and COO of BioOne will talk about the mission of BioOne and its progress to date, including the nonprofit corporation's unique collaboration among scientific societies, libraries, and the commercial sector. She will also talk about the status of BioOne today and plans for the future. Questions and comments from attendees will be welcomed.


Science and Technology Databases Discussion Group

Sunday January 26
9:30 - 11:00 am
Loews: Regency Ballroom A

Join the Science & Technology Databases Discussion Group for a conversation about this exciting new resource. Launched in December 2002, science.gov provides a gateway to science & technology information from fourteen scientific and technical information organizations from ten major U.S. government science agencies. Users can find more than 1000 government information resources about science, including technical reports, journal citations, databases, federal web sites, and fact sheets.

We are delighted that Eleanor Frierson, Deputy Director of the National Agricultural Library and co-chair of the science.gov Alliance, will join us to provide an overview of the site and to participate in our discussion about this resource, its application in libraries, and future directions.

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