Presenter Profile Series: Sally Taylor

Today’s Presenter Profile Series features Sally Taylor from the University of British Columbia, Woodward Library. Read below to learn more about one of this year’s #IAMSLICUganda presenters.

Sally Taylor in the Atacama Desert in Bolivia

A little bit about Sally…

Sally Taylor is a science librarian at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) where she supports students and faculty in biology, fisheries, forestry and resource management. Sally has been an IAMSLIC member since 2000 when she attended her first conference close to home in Victoria, Canada. She was IAMSLIC President in 2013-2014 and is now Chair of the Aquatic Commons Board and a member of the Joint IODE-IAMSLIC Group of Experts in Marine Information Management in a Transitional Capacity (GEMIM-T). Sally is currently on sabbatical and has spent time at the libraries of the Charles Darwin Research Station (Galapagos Islands, Ecuador) and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (British Columbia, Canada).

Sally will be presenting on…

Title: IODE Associate Information Units: a new opportunity for marine information managers to participate at the global level

Authors: Sally Taylor (presenter), Wenjing Dong, Heike Lust, Saida Messaoudi, Pauline Simpson, Aida Sogaray, Jennifer Walton (Joint IODE-IAMSLIC Group of Experts in Marine Information Management in a Transitional Capacity aka GEMIN-in-T)

Abstract:

How can the marine information management community participate more actively within the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Network? Although there are National Coordinators for Marine Information Management, there has been no other mechanism for IODE to communicate directly with other marine information professionals, and it has been a challenge for IODE to reach the broader marine information community. This changed in 2017 at the 24th session of the IOC Committee on IODE when the Committee approved the establishment of Associate Information Units (AIUs). Interested regional or national projects, programmes, institutions or organizations with information activities can apply to become an AIU, and if approved, benefit from the ability to influence the IODE Committee decisions on global marine data and information initiatives. A representative from the Joint IODE-IAMSLIC Group of Experts in Marine Information Management in a Transitional Capacity (GEMIM-in-T), which was tasked with designing and managing the application process, will present this new opportunity to conference attendees. She will review the Terms of Reference, outline the benefits, describe the application process, and share progress-to-date. For anyone wishing to apply now, the AIU application form is available at:  http://www.iode.org/aiu

Connect with Sally through…

Email address: sally.taylor@ubc.ca

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