BBC series on the Pacific Ocean

I have been enjoying the BBC film series “Big Pacific”.  Three episodes have been released so far and can be watched for free online at:
Note that they expire and will no longer be available after one month.  This means the first one goes away on July 19th.
The photography is great.
Joe Wible
Hopkins Marine Station, librarian emeritus
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27th Annual SAIL Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin

The 27th annual meeting of the SAIL Regional Group of IAMSLIC was held May 16-19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Anne Moser of the Aquatic Sciences Center (UW-Madison) and Alisun DeKock of the Shedd Aquarium (Chicago) co-hosted the conference for 26 IAMSLIC-SAIL members, speakers, and guests. Madison welcomed us with traditional Midwestern weather – we needed shorts and t-shirts the first day, umbrellas the next, pants and jackets by the end. Spring weather aside, the conference kicked off with a Wisconsin-style BBQ dinner on Tuesday evening with a presentation and tour of the Aquatic Sciences Center.

SAIL conference 2017 attendees overlooking Lake Mendota

Wednesday and Thursday included two full days of excellent and informative conference sessions from members and guest speakers, the SAIL business meeting, and State of the Union–SAIL Libraries. Thursday was capped off  with a tour of the Madison capitol building by our most erudite local guide, Anne Moser, and a dinner “on the square” with a view of the capitol dome over local beer, freshly caught whitefish from Lake Michigan and, of course, cheese curds.

The inside of “the people’s house” better known as the Wisconsin capitol building.

On Friday, a smaller group remained in the city for a tour of the Aldo Leopold Center, just north of Madison. Leopold is considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the US wilderness system. We were thrilled to visit “the Shack” where he did so much of his ecological observation and wrote many of the essays that comprise A Sand County Almanac.

Lupins were in full bloom in Wisconsin!

SAIL visits “the Shack” at the Aldo Leopold Center

Many thanks to our sponsors Wisconsin TechSearch, UW Press, WT Cox, Springer Nature, DEMCO and ProQuest for their support of this year’s conference.

If you’d like to learn more about this year’s SAIL conference and its sessions, check out the program at http://www.iamslic.org/sail/sail-2017-great-lakes-great-libraries

-Alisun DeKock

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Useful video product of Marine Conservation class

This short 3+ minute video was produced by a Stanford University undergraduate as part of the Marine Conservation course taken at Hopkins Marine Station.  I learned a few things about how to contact your legislators that I was not aware of.  For example, did you realize it takes about a month for a postal letter to reach your senator or congressperson because of security (eg. no anthrax powder)?
Joe Wible
Hopkins Marine Station, emeritus
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17th Biennial EURASLIC Meeting, Bremen, Germany

17th Biennial EURASLIC Meeting entitled Riding the Wave: Information Retrieval and Resource Management for the Future was held from 8-10 May, at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany. At the participant’s arrival the sun shined upon the town after a long time of cold weather, as we were told. Despite some obstacles that preceded the conference everything went smoothly according the plan. The evening before the conference participants met at the ice-breaking gathering on the top floor of the ZMT outbuilding.

The results of election were announced during the conference, the old EURASLIC Executive Board was discharged and new one appointed. Bart Goossens is re-elected as EURASLIC President, while Christina Schrader became new Vice- President and as a Member representatives Olivia Diehr and Kateryna Kulakova were elected. Complete list of Executive Board is available at EURASLIC -executive-board page.

The full report is available at EURASLIC webpage

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17th EURASLIC Biennial Conference – Program

The final version of the program for 17th EURASLIC Biennial Conference is now available on Conference site: Program

For those that would like to participate, the registration is still open.
Please register by email to: program@euraslic.org and give your name, your billing address and your institution you belong to. After registration you’ll receive a confirmation including the invoice of the registration fee.
More: Registration

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bremen!

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Hotel reservations now being accepted for Annual Conference 2017

The Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, HI will be the site of the 2017 annual conference. Bookings in the IAMSLIC room block are now being accepted. Click here for the booking website: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49062058

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Changing of the Guard at Hopkins Marine Station

In August Dr. Stephen Palumbi will be stepping down as Director of Hopkins Marine Station after 9 years of service.  He will continue teaching, doing research, and mentoring graduate students at Hopkins.  During his tenure as Director he was a great spokesperson, promoting the lab around the country and the world.  His sleuthing into the Station’s origins resulted in a renewed commitment by main campus to take financial responsibility for maintenance of the Station’s facilities.  This translated into major renovations to the Harold A. Miller Library among many other projects.

Dr. Mark Denny will assume the mantle of Director starting in September.

Joe Wible, Librarian Emeritus

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More sponsored memberships and new application form

I am pleased to announce that the IAMSLIC Executive Board has approved an expansion to the IAMSLIC-sponsored memberships that are available to new IAMSLIC members. For a number of years IAMSLIC has offered a limited number of one-time three-year sponsored memberships free of charge to new members from low and middle income countries. As described on the Join IAMSLIC page, similar one-time one-year sponsored memberships are now also available to new members from high income countries. Up to five sponsored memberships may be awarded in each category each year.

Please help recruit new members by sharing this news with any and all librarians, information specialists and library school students you meet!

In addition, there is a new online IAMSLIC Membership Application Form linked from the Join IAMSLIC page that makes it easier to apply for membership.

Steve Watkins
IAMSLIC President 2016-2017

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New kelp & algae resource page from CA Fish & Wildlife

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Bladderwrack
photo by R. Flores-Miller
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has produced a new web resource for kelp and other marine algae that provides information on commercial and recreational algae harvest, historical commercial harvest data, results of annual aerial kelp surveysand links to the datasets, reports including CEQA documents and CalCOFI fishery reviews, and information on commonly harvested marine algae…read more

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/Kelp

— Joe Wible

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Euraslic Newsletter

The new issue of EURASLIC Newsletter, No 45 (2016)
is freely available at EURASLIC Newsletters page.

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We hope you’ll find it interesting and informative!

Sofija Konjevic, Euraslic Newsletter editor

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