1997 STS Conference Program


Association of College and Research Libraries
Science and Technology Section

The Scientific Researcher:
Hardwired for Retrieval or Wedded to Print?

Monday, June 30, 1997
8:30 -11:00 am.
Moscone Center, Room 300
747 Howard Street

Speaker Information

   Susan Starr

Susan Starr is currently Library Planning and Action Initiative Coordinator at the University of California Office of the President. On leave for one year from the University of California, San Diego, where she serves as Head of the Science and Engineering Library, Susan is working on a project to plan the UC Library of Tomorrow that can both support traditional modes of scholarship and take advantage of emerging technologies. Susan's position at UC San Diego, where she serves as Physics bibliographer in addition to managing the Science and Engineering Library, has given her first hand experience with the introduction of electronic journals into library collections as well as the role of preprint servers and other new distribution formats. At the Office of the President, she is actively involved in the creation of the California Digital Library, which will acquire and manage common digital collections for the nine campus UC Libraries, and in planning for new systems of scholarly and scientific communication.

   Julie Hurd

Julie Hurd is head of the Science Library and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previous positions include a faculty and administrative appointment at the University of Chicago as well as science library positions at the University of Chicago and Michigan State University.

She has been an active member of both ALA and the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) for many years. She has served on several STS committees and presented her research in the STS Forum for Science and Technology Library Research. In ASIS she is currently Chapter Assembly Director and a member of the ASIS Board of Directors.

Dr. Hurd holds a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry and the M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago. Her research interests in scientific communication and scientists' use of information grew out of her academic training in chemistry and are reflected in various journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, and a recent book. Her book, co-authored with Susan Crawford and Ann Weller, is titled "From Print to Electronic: The Transformation of Scientific Communication" and was published by Information Today as part of the ASIS Monograph Series.

   Marilyn Von Seggern

Marilyn Von Seggern is Head of Reference, Owen Science & Engineering Library, Washington State University. She has been a librarian at Owen Library for 18 years, with reference, liaison and collection development, user education, and reference coordination responsibilities. She earned an MLS from the University of Oregon in 1973. She has published articles in the areas of reference service evaluation and information-seeking and use by scientists and engineers.

Her ALA participation has been in the Science and Technology Section, and in RUSA on the Evaluation of Reference and Adult Services Committee and the Research and Statistics Committee. She is also a member of the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.


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