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Exploring New Frontiers in Aquatic Sciences Information Management

38th IAMSLIC Annual Conference, August 26-30, 2012
24th Cyamus Annual Meeting, August 24-25, 2012

Anchorage, Alaska, USA


Anchorage skyline

Anchorage skyline. Photo courtesy of Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau.



Join us in the young and dynamic city of Anchorage, Alaska (USA) for the 38th IAMSLIC Conference, to be held from 26th to 30th August 2012, at the UAA / APU Consortium Library of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

This major international forum for aquatic knowledge and information professionals will be a great opportunity to discuss the challenges and solutions that aquatic libraries and information centers are currently facing.  It’s a chance to come together — nothing beats seeing old colleagues and friends again, making new ones, and sharing knowledge and experiences.

Conference topics will cover various aspects of innovative library practices and services including (but not limited to) patron-driven acquisitions and electronic books, mobile devices and social networking, digitization projects and copyright, data librarianship, discovery services, and collaborative projects with scientists.

The conference sessions will include panel discussions on current topics, individual and invited paper presentations, poster presentations, hands-on workshops, and a conference field trip.  There will be an excellent opportunity for social networking with colleagues during coffee and lunch breaks, and especially at the Conference Welcome Reception and Banquet events.

Our local hosts have wonderful suggestions for recreational and cultural activities should you have some extra time to spend in Alaska before or after the conference.

The conference will be preceded by the 24th Cyamus meeting, also to be held at the UAA / APU Consortium Library on August 24-25, 2012.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Anchorage!

Maria Kalentsits
Conference Convener & Chair

Daria O. Carle
Local Host

Amy Butros
IAMSLIC President 2011-2012

Brian Voss
Cyamus Representative 2010-2012

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