Free Geoscience Librarianship Workshop – “Geoscience in Librarianship 101”: October 26-27

Registration is now open for “Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a two-day introduction to earth science information resources and their organization.  This workshop is presented annually by members of the Geoscience Information Society and will be entirely online this year.  Registration is freeand open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information science programs.  The full workshop schedule appears below.  Participants are encouraged to attend both days, but may opt to attend individual sessions.  For questions about the program, please contact workshop coordinator Clara P. McLeod (Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, Washington University in St. Louis) at

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Monday, October 26, 2020   3:15 – 7:00 PM        

3:15 PM:  Welcome /Introduction
Clara McLeod, Librarian
Ronald A. Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library
Washington University in St. Louis

3:30 – 4:30 PM:   Introduction to Geoscience Librarianship: Overview and Instruction Tips
Emily Wild, Chemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Studies Librarian
Princeton University

4:30 – 5:30 PM:  Collection Development
Amanda Bielskas, Director Science, Engineering & Social Science Libraries
Columbia University
5:30 – 6:30 PM:  Government Publications
Stephanie Earls, Librarian
Washington Geological Survey Library

6:30 – 7:00 PM:  Networking with Presenters and other GSIS members attending sessions

Tuesday, October 27, 2020   3:15 – 7:00 PM        

3:15 PM:  Welcome /Introduction
Stephanie Earls, Librarian
Washington State Geological Survey

3:30 – 4:30 PM:  Geospatial Information
Linda Zellmer, GSIS Member
Former Government Information & Data Services Librarian
Liaison to Biology, Geography, Geology & Agriculture
Western Illinois University

4:30 – 5:30 PM:  Affordability of Course Materials

Daniel S. Dotson, Head – Orton Memorial Library of Geology & Gardner Family Map Room
Mathematical Sciences Librarian & Science Education Specialist
Ohio State University

5:30 – 6:30 PM:  Research and Reference in the Geosciences
Linda Musser, Distinguished Librarian and Head Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
Penn State University

6:30 – 7:00 PM:  Networking with Presenters and other GSIS members attending sessions


The Geoscience Information Society ( is an international professional organization dedicated to enhancing the exchange of information in the geosciences through collaboration among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals.