Reposted from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Are you interested in citizen science? Are you looking for new ways to engage with your community members, and would you like to encourage science discovery with more of your users? If you answered yes to any of the above, then don’t miss this exciting webinar featuring Darlene Cavalier, professor of practice at Arizona State University and the founder of SciStarter, a citizen science database and platform. Darlene will describe several citizen science projects in public libraries in Arizona that are part of an IMLS grant, and she’ll share resources and information to spark ideas for your library. You will also learn about funding opportunities that may be available for health-related programs and citizen science projects through your NNLM regional medical library.
Citizen science enables people from all walks of life to engage in formal and informal research to advance fields spanning astronomy to zoology. This webinar will provide a general overview of citizen science, highlight recent activities to support libraries as community hubs for citizen science, and showcase free resources available to librarians who want to jump in now by promoting citizen science at libraries leading up to, during, and after Citizen Science Day on April 14.
Registrations are encouraged! This webinar is being hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR). If you haven’t taken an NNLM class or webinar before, you will be prompted to create a new account to register for this webinar. You may also go directly to the proper link below on Wednesday to attend the webinar. You will also learn about funding opportunities that may be available for health-related programs through your NNLM regional medical library. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing; please be sure to register if you would like to receive notice when the recording is available.
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 9-10AM (Pacific and Arizona) | 10-11AM (Mountain) | 11AM-12PM (Central) | 12-1PM (Eastern) | 6-7AM (Hawaii) | 5-6AM (American Samoa) | 2-3AM Thursday (Guam)
Session number: 622 529 258
Session password: citizen