SAVE-the-DATE! True North Science Boot Camp 2015 coming to UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, May 25-27

The 2nd Annual True North Science Boot Camp for Librarians is moving to Kelowna, BC, Canada! – the heart of wine-country in Western Canada – and while we are still busy sorting all the details and adding them to the website, we want to make sure you block these dates off in your calendar so …
Save the dates! 2015 May 25-27
Save the website!
… and plan to attend the 2nd Annual True North Science Boot Camp (TNSBC) for librarians to take place at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Kelowna, BC, Monday, May 25 to Wednesday, May 27. Started in Massachusetts and spreading throughout the USA and now in Canada, science boot camps for librarians are immersive 2.5 day events featuring educational presentations delivered by scientists.
This year’s TNSBC will focus on Data Management in the Sciences: how science researchers use data, create data, their needs for managing data, and how librarians can facilitate the creation and execution of data management plans. Designed to correspond to anticipated changes with Canada’s Tri-Council funding agencies as these changes relate to data management, this year’s TNSBC will not only enlighten us from the researchers’ perspectives but will allow some professional discussion about the issue of data management in the sciences.

Who’s this for? Librarians involved in supporting research in the sciences or technology although anybody with an interest in science research is welcome.

What’s the cost? CDN$325 includes the camp plus 2 nights (dorm) accommodations with breakfast, lunch, breaks, and our official Boot Camp Dinner; CDN$225 for commuters includes the camp plus lunch, breaks, and our official Boot Camp dinner.

Optional (additional) Cost Items: additional accommodation requirements, parking, Boat Cruise, Wine Tour.
When will registration open? Monday, February 10, 2014. Please note that space is limited.
Sponsors: Council of Prairie & Pacific University Libraries and the University of British Columbia, Okanagan with more to come.
Check the True North2015 website for details as they take shape! See you there!

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