Presenter Profile Series: First installment

At last, our Presenter Profile Series begins today! We know you’ve been waiting all year to hear about our 2017 speakers for #IamHawaii. We start the series with Anne Moser from Wisconsin, USA. Anne will be presenting a poster on ‘Blurring the Edges of Collaboration – Art and Science’.

A little bit about Anne…

Anne is Senior Special Librarian in the Wisconsin Water Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has worked since 2008. She has been a proud IAMSLIC member since she attended her first conference in Dania Beach, Florida in 2013. Anne recently enjoyed hosting the SAIL 2017 regional meeting in Madison. In her position at the UW, she manages a small library focused on freshwater science with an emphasis on the Great Lakes and the water resources of Wisconsin. More and more of her duties revolve around outreach and education to lifelong learners interested in aquatic sciences, from preschool age through retirement. She participates in events such as preschool story times at public libraries, a tall ship sail around Lake Michigan with formal educators and presentations to senior citizens in inland Wisconsin on issues related to microplastics.

Anne has worked as a special librarian in Madison, Wisconsin and Seattle, Washington over the course of her nearly 30 year career in libraries in local government, environmental consulting and higher education. Water has gotten a grip on her and she is deeply grateful to work in this area of environmental science. Anne holds a B.A. in Spanish and Art History from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and an M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the UW-Madison.


Talk to Anne in Honolulu about…
Please feel free to come talk to me at the conference! Professionally, I am especially interested in talking with anyone about duties and roles they have taken on that are outside the norm of traditional library functions. On a personal level, I absolutely love to hike and bike and be in the outdoors as much as possible. I love listening to all kinds of music, especially folk, bluegrass and old time stuff. I recently traveled to Senegal to visit our eldest daughter and would love to share stories with anyone that has traveled to or lives in West Africa. Finally I love to read so I imagine I can talk to everyone!

Anne will be presenting…

Title: Blurring the Edges of Collaboration – Art and Science
Abstract: Research supported by the UW-Madison Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute (WSG) is ultimately relevant to people of all backgrounds, regardless of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, or education level. WSG seeks out a diversity of collaborators to reach a diverse range of audiences with its outreach and education efforts in order to inspire a science-informed society. As an outreach component of WSG, the Wisconsin Water Library has held several events in recent years in support of a multidisciplinary approach to educating the public about wicked problems relating to water. One recent event in the spring of 2016 had the library assisting two UW-Madison MFA student artists organizing “Poly Pledge” events to raise awareness of plastic in the Great Lakes and area waters. Anne will highlight recent activities where unique collaborations were forged and surprising common ground was found between artists and scientists.

Connect with Anne through…  

Twitter: @WiscWaterLib


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