2000 STS Conference Program
The Association of College and Research Libraries
Science and Technology Section and the
ALCTS CMDS Collection Development and Electronic Media Committee present
Communication and Information Models for the New Millennium:
Scientists and Librarians Face the Future
Monday, July 10, 2000
8:30 - 10:45 AM
Marriot Downtown - Chicago Ballroom D
Robert A. Pisciotta, MLS, is the Associate Director for Library Systems and Technical Services at the Archie Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center. Bob has worked at the KU Medical Center Library in a variety of capacities over the past 12 years. Before moving to Kansas City, Bob was employed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library, as Head of Cataloging. Further biographical information is available at: http://www.kumc.edu/ people/B/bpisciot.html
Julia Blixrud is the Assistant Director, Public Programs, for SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). She represents SPARC at conferences, association meetings, university programs and a number of other forums and is working to develop a grass-roots educational program aimed at scientists, librarians, and society publishers and provides materials and presentations for SPARC members to use in their own campus communities.
In addition to her SPARC duties, Ms. Blixrud is also the Director of Information Services for the Association of Research Libraries. She has planning responsibility for the Association's publications, communications, and data-gathering activities, works with the Statistics and Measurement Program, provides support for the research projects for the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program, assists other programs with strategic planning and information outreach activities, monitors developments in intellectual property, and manages the association's national and international standards activities.
Ms. Blixrud previously was Director of Training and Education at the CAPCON Library Network, where she had primary responsibility for the coordination and expansion of the network's training and educational programs. Prior to that, Ms. Blixrud was Program Officer at the Council on Library Resources. For five years she headed the National Serials Data Program at the Library of Congress. Other former positions include Project Manager for the ARL-directed CONSER Abstracting and Indexing Project and OCLC Coordinator for MINITEX, a library resource-sharing network in Minnesota.
An active member of several library and information associations, Ms. Blixrud has held offices in the Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee and the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Society for Information Science. She has chaired the Copyright Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries and subcommittees of the National Information Standards Organization. Ms. Blixrud speaks and writes regularly on the topics of library statistics, information standards, serials, library automation, and cooperative projects. Her current interests are intellectual property rights management and standards for identifying digital objects and their component parts.
Ms. Blixrud has a BA in Library Science and Scandinavian Studies from Augsburg College and an MA in Library Science from the University of Minnesota.
Michael Barnett is a senior physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Head of the Particle Data Group, and Co-Founder of the QuarkNet educational program. The Particle Data Group is an international collaboration that reviews particle physics and related areas of astrophysics, and compiles/analyzes data on particle properties. PDG products are distributed to 30,000 physicists, teachers, and other interested people
Roy Tennant is manager of eScholarship Web & Services Design for the California Digital Library. He is the author of "Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial" and co-author of "Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook". His articles have appeared in numerous library and information technology magazines and journals, and he writes the monthly column "Digital Libraries" for Library Journal. He is the founder and manager of the Web4Lib electronic discussion of Web systems in libraries, and the DigLibns discussion for digital librarians. He created, and contributes to, the current awareness publication Current Cites, which has been published every month for the last ten years. He holds a Masters degree from UC Berkeley in Library & Information Studies, and a B.A. from Humboldt State in Geography. Further biographical information is available at: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/autobiography/rtennant/
Last updated: May 8, 2000
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