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SLA Chemistry Division Presents First Web Conference

:: Dana Roth sent the following information about a fascinating new development from the Chemistry Division of SLA: the first annual Web Conference.

In keeping with its goal of bringing the SLA Annual Conference experience to its members who are not able to attend, the Chemistry Division of SLA will be sponsoring its first Web Conference, to be held throughout the month of July, 2004. This conference will feature the Poster Session presenters from the June SLA Annual Conference in Nashville. There will be three to four presenters per week, with ample opportunity for you to read and see the presentations online, as well as discuss any questions or comments you may have with the actual presenters, who will be moderating the discussions for their respective presentations.

The format for the discussion portion will be through an asynchronous bulletin board, so you may participate throughout the week at times convenient to you. Each set of discussions will be closed, however, at week's end, at which time a new set of topics will be presented. So if you wish to participate in the discussions taking place during a given week, please don't put it off too long.

The event will require registration, but this is free and painless. The
conference will take place at http://forum.lib.lsu.edu/slachem/. The site will be open for registration and participation beginning Monday, July 5.

A schedule of the presentations is as follows:

July 5 - 11:
1) Jennifer Lee Baldwin, Margaret Dominy. "Science Information Literacy for
the Undergraduate: Update."
2) Jennifer Lee, Don MacMillan. "Blended Learning in Chemistry: Using the
Web to Improve In-Class Instructions."
3) Bill Armstrong. "The Creation and Implementation of an Information
Retrieval Course for the Sciences at LSU using Blackboard."

July 12 - 18:
1) SuHui Ho, Jeff Williams. "Usability Study of a Web-Based Instruction
2) Susan K. Cardinal, Kenneth J. Harper. "Helping Students Succeed at
Identifying Organic Compounds: Optimizing Location and Content of a Guide to
the Literature."
3) Kathy M. Jackson, Eva Maddox. "Evolution of a Chemical Literature Web
Tutorial at Texas A&M."

July 19 - 25:
1) Eleanor M. Smith, May M. Chang. "Use of a Content Management System and Reusable Learning Objects to Develop an Integrated Suite of Instructional
Materials for Scientific Information Literacy."
2) Carol E. Vreeland, May M. Chang. "Creating a Web-Based Science Tutorial:
an Opportunity for Inter-Institutional Collaboration."
3) Linda Shackle. "Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Down the Video Stream."

July 26 - Aug. 1:
1) Smadar Izhaky, Beth Weil. "Using Streaming Video for Library Tutorials."
2) Daureen Nesdill. "Making Organic Chemistry Relevant."
3) Cory Craig. "Library Instruction on the Web: Tips, Strategies and How to
Get Started."
4) Kathy Whitley. "Information Literacy Teamed with Science Literacy."

We hope you all have a chance to come and participate, and we hope you enjoy the conference. A reminder will be sent out on Monday, letting you know the conference site is open for registration.

On behalf of the Chemistry Division Executive Board,
Bill Armstrong and Dana Roth

William W. Armstrong
Head, Chemistry Library
301 Williams Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
Ph. (225) 578-2738
Fax: (225) 578-2760
Email: notwwa AT lsu.edu
Dana L. Roth
Millikan Library / Caltech 1-32
1200 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91125
626-395-6423 fax 626-792-7540
dzrlib AT library.caltech.edu

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