January 18, 2022

Webinar Recording From NNLM: “Citizen Science in the Academic Library”

A video recording of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), “Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library” is now available online. The webinar was recorded on July 24, 2020.

From the Description:

Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members.

This two-part webinar series will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus (and virtually), and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts. This webinar series is presented in collaboration with SciStarter, the Arizona State University Library, the UNC Greensboro Library, and the NC State University Library.

Speaker Bios:

Megan Carlton is an assistant professor and the science librarian at UNC Greensboro. She holds a bachelor of science in animal science from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Tennessee.

Danica Lewis is the Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences at the NC State University Libraries. Her recent work has focused on data informed collection development and supporting citizen science in academia.

Dan Stanton is an Associate Librarian at Arizona State University where he has worked for over 25 years.  He is also affiliated with SciStarter, and has led efforts to introduce citizen science to the public through libraries.

Caroline Nickerson is a Program Manager at SciStarter where she manages the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs, and other programmatic and outreach efforts, including working with SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network, which encompasses the Science Connected, Discover Magazine, and SciStarter platforms. She is a Master of Public Policy graduate from American University with a focus on environmental and climate change policy.

This page contains additional info along with links to webinar slides.

UPDATE August 19 Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.