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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Conference: Social Sciences Librarian Boot Camp. June 17

Join your colleagues for Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp, a one-day learning opportunity for social sciences librarians, during which you’ll have a chance to learn about topics of interest from faculty and other experts in the field.

Where and when: Tisch Library at Tufts University, Medford MA, Friday, June 17, from 8am-5pm with a post-camp reception from 5:30-7:00pm. Breakfast and lunch will also be included. The registration fee is $60.

What: The morning session “Haiti: Before and After the Earthquake” will feature Nate Nickerson, Executive Director of Konbit Sante, Bob Rotberg, President emeritus of the World Peace Foundation and expert on Haitian politics, and Roz Sewell, Director of Crisis Mapping of the Ushahidi Haiti Project.

In the afternoon Boot Campers will choose between three simultaneous sessions.  “Introduction to GIS for Social Scientists” will be a hands-on workshop with Tufts GIS expert, Patrick Florance, limited to 15 attendees.  “Social Science Research Methods” will feature dynamic presentations from Gia Barboza (African American Studies) of Northeastern,  and Debbie Schildkraut (Political Science)  and Sabina Vaught (Urban Education) from Tufts on the latest and greatest methods.  Or attend “Understanding and Working with Data” with Rachael Barlow from Trinity andAmy Pienta from ICPSR to learn more about data.
The afternoon plenary session will be “Open Access for Social Scientists”  with Alec Peck, Associate Dean of the Lynch School of Education at BC and co-editor, from 2001-2010 of the open access journal, Teaching Exceptional Children Plus.

For details about the speakers and registration information, check out the Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp website - http://sites.tufts.edu/sslbc2011/.

For more information: contact Laurie Sabol or Martha Kelehan

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