The ASEE Annual Conference, scheduled for June 23-26, 1996 in
is a vital,
inspirational mix of formal technical sessions, organized social
get-togethers, and otherwise discussing, finding, and
sharing solutions to common problems
facing engineering librarians. Shared
interests and individual perspectives are the catalysts
for new members and
long-time members to discuss, learn, and have fun together.
other professional group has such a distinct focus on
engineering librarianship. On
top of that, you won't find a more congenial
group of colleagues anywhere!! You will feel
welcome even if this is your
first ASEE conference as an ELD member.
Creating Your Own Web Home Page (Session 0441)
Sunday, June 23
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presenters: Jill Powell and Bill Jenkins, Cornell
Jill and Bill have an in-library course they are adapting for this purpose.
found on their library home page. This fee-based ($20.00) workshop
is intended for
engineering faculty members, rather than ELD members. This
fee-based workshop (US$20) is
intended for engineering faculty members; ELD
members are also welcome.
Note: This session, #0441, does
not appear as a "ticketed event"
on the advance conference program.
Enrollment is limited to 35; registration is required.
ASEE Society-Wide Picnic (Session 0605)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
official opportunity to network with fellow engineering librarians,
large and small from the U. S. and Canada (and sometimes
from outside North America!). For
early arrivals to D. C., there are usually
pre-picnic ELD outings to join as well.
ELD Get Acquainted Session (Session 1241)
Monday, June 24
8:30 am - 10:15 am
Moderator: Kate Thomes, U. of Pittsburg
Attendees introduce themselves and briefly describe local events and major
decisions in a
round-robin format. Information tidbits from this first
"technical" session can be another
valuable starting point for one-to-one
networking throughout the conference. (If you need
more information before
June 1, contact Andy Stewart
Session (Session 1541)
Monday, June 24
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Advanced Preparation Moderator: Kevin Lindstrom, U. of British Columbia
arrangements Moderator: Mel DeSart, U. of Illinois
ELD members develop
displays and answer questions in an informal setting.
Use this time, too, to take in ASEE
"Focus on Exhibits" (and look for "free
samples"). [Insider's note: This year the poster
sessions are at the FRONT
of the exhibit area]
Kelly Jordan (Penn State) -- "Penn State's Engineering Library
A Successful Partnership in Information Delivery"
Suzanne Weiner (MIT) and Ruth K. Seidman (MIT) -- "Course-related Partnering
Faculty and Librarians"
Paige Gibbs (UMass-Dartmouth) -- "Keeping
Current--Revising Written Collection
Bob Chang (U.
Arizona) -- "Reorganization, Teams, and Strategic Planning:
The University of Arizona
Nestor Osorio (U. Northern Illinois) -- "Physics on
Digital Libraries and What's Next
?? (Session 2241)
Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 am - 10:15 am
Moderator: Cecilia Mullen, San Jose State University
Will your campus
finally reach that goal of organized access to digital data
only to find that one more
medium is becoming standardized? If your campus
didn't digitize its informational
resources, should you just wait until the
dust settles? Experts share their thoughts on
how to plan for the library
John J. Leggett -- Director, Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, Texas
William Y. Arms -- Director, Library Systems, Corporation for National
Patent Information In
A Changing World (Session 2341)
Tuesday, June 25
10:30 am -
Moderator: Christina Byrne, U. of Washington
up with GATT? What will happen if the US Patent and Trademark Office
becomes a government
corporation? How do recent changes to the patent laws
affect patent practice as well as
the interests of engineers and inventors?
How will increasing demands for access to patent
data and expanding electronic
resources impact the dissemination and use of patent
information? This is
just a sampling of the questions to be explored.
Patent Information Dissemination and the Patent & Trademark Depository
Presenter: Martha Crockett Sneed, Manager,
Trademark Depository Library Program, United States Patent and Trademark
Patents and the Engineering Curriculum
Presenter: Michael White, Engineering Librarian, Raymond
Library, University of Maine
What's New in Patents? Changes to the
U.S. Patent Laws
Presenter: Lawrence J. Goffney, Jr. Deputy
of Commerce and Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, United
Patent and Trademark Office
on Funding Sources (Session 2545)
Tuesday, June 25,
2:30 pm -
Moderator: Nicholas Altiero (Michigan State), Engineering Research Council
Co-sponsored by the Engineering Research Council of ASEE and ELD, this session
will include ELD member Wendy Culotta & Michael Mandili (Cal State U.--Long
two of four panelists. Look for lots of emphasis on WWW sources.
This is another part of
our division's efforts to build more and better bridges
with other interest groups within
ASEE. [Note: Wendy's and Michael's
paper will be published in the ASEE
ELD Annual Business Meeting (Session 2641)
Tuesday, June 25, 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
- Chair: Bob Schwarzwalder, Research
Library and Information Services, Ford
"Hear ye, hear ye,
Democracy--at its finest--in action. Spirited discussion of ELD and
organizational issues. Free-wheeling, friendly, and never boring.
ELD Annual Banquet (Session 2741)
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 pm - ??
Old Ebbitt Grill
Chair: Andy Stewart, University of Missouri--Rolla
The zenith of social activity for the ELD year!! Sparkling
elegant dining, and more than a soupcon of frivolity, the dinner provides
another excellent opportunity for talking with (and listening to!!) ELD
NOTE: Be sure to include this event when you register for the conference.
There is practically NO leeway for changes after the conference begins!!
"How Will Electronic Publishing Affect Me??" (Session 3341)
ASEE Mini-Plenary Session
Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Moderator: John Saylor, Director, Engineering Library, Cornell University
Panelists will address different aspects of the dramatic changes e-publishing
will bring to the traditional triangle of publishers, libraries, and faculty
members/other library users.
The motivation for this session is to "reach out" to the typical engineering
faculty member, who may have only a rudimentary awareness of the widespread
impact electronic publishing will have on academe.
Jay Lucker, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information
Science, Simmons College and Director Emeritus, MIT Libraries -- "Tenure,
Research, and Publishing in an Electronic Environment"
Terry Noreault, Director, Office of Research, OCLC -- "New Paradigms in
Publishing: The Electronic Revolution"
David Martin, Professor of Materials Science, Iowa State U., "Electronic
Publishing as Viewed by the Individual Faculty Member"
David Martin chairs Iowa State University's Committee on Intellectual Property
Rights and chaired the task force with drafted ISU's current Strategic Plan
for Information Technology. He was the principal architect of two virtual
library/electronic publishing systems:
His Information Technology research centers on standards-based systems for
information description, discovery, and retrieval; his physical science research
centers on simulating materials behavior and acoustics for monitoring high-level
Note: This is the first ELD-sponsored mini-plenary session
in several years, so please promote it to faculty from YOUR institution who
will be attending ASEE in 1996.
Engineering Libraries--Focus on Users (Session 3541)
Wednesday, June 26, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Moderator: Vladimir Borovansky, Arizona State U.
ELD members have prepared formal presentions describing recent projects with
an emphasis on library users to interested attendees.
Nancy Butkovich and Linda Musser (Penn State) --"Surveying Needs and Measuring
Bob Chang (U. Arizona) -- "Needs Assessment Study: Confirmations, Concerns,
Tom Volkening (Michigan State) -- "Network For Excellence in
Gad Engler (Louisiana State U.) -- "Engineering Educators and Scholarly
Literature: Optimizing Expenditures for Customer Need" [NOTE: this paper
will appear in the 1996 ASEE Proceedings]
ELD Wrap-Up Session (Session 3641)
Moderator: Linda Musser (Penn State)
An insightful discussion leader will assist the group in wrapping up (some
of the!!) loose ends from the previous four days. This process can be
exceptionally valuable as you consider what information from the conference
you want to take home with you.
To get the details in one paragraph:
ASEE Annual Conference
June 23 (Sunday) - June 26 (Wednesday)
Sheraton Washington Hotel (all technical sessions under one roof)
Campus housing is available only at the University of Maryland--College Park.
It has been suggested that you register early if this option is important
On a personal note, I sincerely hope that you will find lots of thought-provoking
material here. Your session moderators and I have been working and planning
hard to insure a high-quality, interesting, and useful array of programs.
Plan now to attend.
Andy Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1996 ELD Program Chair
University of Missouri--Rolla
P. S. You will find that attending ASEE 1996 is a "capitol" idea!
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