PAM Bulletin Vol 40, No 1
- Message from the Chair
- SLA in 2013 is Taking Shape
- Note from the Past Chair
- 2012 PAM Division Board Meeting Minutes
- 2012 PAM Division Business Meeting Minutes
- Astronomy Roundtable: Pioneering the Unknown
- Mathematics Roundtable
- Physics Roundtable
- Vendor Update Summary
- UX for Non-UXers Session Summary
- Publisher Liaisons Report
- Strategic Directions Update
- Membership News
- Member’s Corner
- American Astronomical Society Publications Board Meeting
- APS Subscription Service: Effective Immediately
- PAM Bulletin Sponsor: AIP
by Stella Ota
The countdown is on for the 2013 SLA Annual Conference to be held June 9-11 in San Diego! The conference is shortened by one day, compressing the schedule, and providing all attendees with more opportunities for interesting interactions with colleagues, like a denser field of high energy particles colliding into each other leading to new knowledge and discovery. Now we just have to optimize on the field with programs and events to best support PAM. Sounds like we’re right on track with the conference theme: Connect, Collaborate, and Strategize!
As you begin envisioning your San Diego conference schedule, here’s the Saturday through Wednesday snapshot. The conference begins with a Saturday devoted to CE (continuing education) courses. Sunday through Tuesday is packed with conference programming and INFO-EXPO hours. Rounding out the conference will be a Wednesday reserved for tours only. Ready to go?
But first, a little strategizing on how to make the best use of our PAM programming time. Again, the number of programs that any unit may organize (lead) as well as co-host (co-sponsor) have decreased. Our “lead” sessions are down from 6 to 5, and our “co-sponsored” sessions are down from 4 to 3. Count on your subject roundtables (Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, and Computer Science) and the business meeting (required) to be there. But, the compressed schedule does present a challenge for scheduling of our social and networking events (Vendor Update, Book Group) and the unofficial Publisher Liaisons meet-up. These non-programming events are not allowed during the “high-interaction” Sunday through Tuesday programming hours. So, let’s be thoughtful. What conversations do these events facilitate? Some topics may work into the roundtables and for the others, you may see a PAMNET-L poll seeking your input on options.
Meanwhile, there is still a lot of interesting work ahead in 2013! If you are interested to help PAM in 2013, opportunities are still available on committees! Contact me for more information.
Chair Elect (& 2013 Program Planner)