Register for the 2021 New England Science Bootcamp for Librarians!

We are pleased to announce that New England Science Bootcamp for Librarians will host a low cost  virtual conference on June 9, 2021, from 12:00 pm – 4pm.

The topics and schedule are:

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Welcome and Logistics

Welcome from Anne Langley, Dean of UConn Library

Code of Conduct, SBC Code of Conduct Committee

12:15pm – 12:40pm: UConn Sustainability Overview

Patrick McKee, Sustainability Program Manager , University of Connecticut, Institute of the  Environment, Office of Sustainability

12:40pm – 1:40pm: Climate/Health Synergy: Health Science Topical Lecture

A Ticking Bomb: Climate, Health, and Development of Vaccines for Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases

Dr. Paulo H. Verardi, Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology at the University of Connecticut

1:40pm-1:50pm: Break

1:50pm – 2:50pm: Climate Modeling: Physical Science Topical Lecture

Climate Change:  The Urgency and Opportunity

Dr. Anji Seth, Professor of Geography, University of Connecticut

2:50pm – 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Island Ecology and Climate Change: Life Science Topical Lecture

Island in the Storm: Resistance and Resilience of Puerto Rico’s Biota to Global Change

Dr. Michael Willig, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Center for

Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut

4:00pm – 4:10pm: Closing remarks

Times listed in EDT.

This conference will run a half day, with access via a single link that attendees will receive after registering. You may tune in as you have time or for the topics that interest you the most. More information will be available closer to the date of the event. Please register to get the most updated information sent to you.

Registration is available at

The registration fee is $10.00, payable by credit card only.

Sponsored registrations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until our funding limit is reached.  If you are without professional development funding and require assistance, please email Anne Graham:<

– Please provide your name, employer, and position title; or unemployed, retired, or student status.

– We expect sponsored registration recipients to commit to filling out the event evaluation form.

– If you are interested in being connected with a science librarian mentor for the conference, please indicate that in your email to Anne.

– If you are interested in writing about your experience at this conference for posting on a librarian blog, please indicate that in your email to Anne.

We look forward to seeing you online for a fun and informative conference! While we had to cancel our in-person conference this year, we hope you will take advantage of this low cost professional development opportunity. While this conference is being organized in New England, we welcome attendance for anyone and anywhere.


The New England Science Boot Camp Planning Committee


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