What’s so super about supercomputing? A joint LITA and ACRL webinar

For Immediate Release
Mon, 02/06/2017


Mark Beatty

Programs and Marketing Specialist



Chicago -- LITA and ACRL present a new joint webinar "What’s so super about supercomputing? A very basic introduction to high performance computing" to be given on Tuesday February 28, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Central Time.

This 90 minute webinar provides a bare-bones introduction to high-performance computing, also known as HPC, and supercomputing. This program is a unique attempt to connect the academic library to introductory information about HPC. Librarians who are learning about researchers’ data-intensive work should consider familiarizing themselves with the computing environment often used to conduct that work. Academic librarians, particularly, face a landscape in which many of their users conduct part or all of their research using computation. Bibliometric analysis, quantitative statistical analysis, and geographic data visualizations are just a few examples of computationally-intensive work underway in humanities, social science, and science fields.
Jamene Brooks-Kieffer brings a background in electronic resources to her work as Data Services Librarian at the University or Kansas. She regularly teaches on data management practices to audiences of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.
Dr. Mark Laufersweiler has served as the Research Data Specialist for the University of Oklahoma Libraries. He is currently assisting the educational mission of the Libraries by developing and offering workshops, seminars and short courses, helping to inform the university community on best practices for data management and data management planning. 
Questions or Comments?
contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org
contact ACRL at (312) 280-2522 or Margot Conahan, mconahan@ala.org