Friday, September 16, 2011
Lory Student Center @ Colorado State University
Room: Lory 213-215
451 Isotope Drive
Ft. Collins, CO 80521
8:15 – 8:20 AM Welcome – Chris Sugnet, CSU Libraries’ Assistant Dean of Scholarly Communications
8:20 – 9:00 AM Education Program – Carson Block, IT Consultant and Nancy Hunter, Metadata Librarian CSU Carson Block has led, managed and supported library technology efforts for more than 15 years. He currently runs an IT consulting business for libraries. Nancy Hunter has been a librarian for 20 years, and metadata librarian at CSU Libraries since 2001. As the IT Director for the Poudre River Public Library District, Carson co-chaired a committee with Nancy Hunter that wrote “The State of eBooks and eReaders Report” (http://www.poudrelibraries.org/about/pdf/ereader-report-2011extended.pdf) which was a joint project between CSU and Poudre River PLD. Carson and Nancy will be speaking about the report, the collaboration between an academic and public library, and some recommendations that came out of the report.
9:00 – 9:30 AM Networking and Refreshments
9:30 – 10:30AM Main Program – Michael F. Antolin, PhD, Director of the Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center, and Principle Investigator for the Colorado State University Plague Project
“Diagnosing emerging diseases: modern scourge and historical context”
Prof. Michael Antolin joined the faculty at Colorado State University 19 years ago, after graduate degrees from the University of Alberta (Canada) and Florida State University. His work has been the effects of small isolated populations in the ecology of evolution or organisms like parasitic wasps, prairie dogs, and now deer. In the last 12 years he has focused more on infectious diseases, especially plague (yes, the Black Death one) in prairie dogs, pine blister rust on high-elevation pines in western North America, and chronic wasting disease in mule deer in Colorado. He is also active in broadly promoting science education, mostly through the creation-evolution “debate” and the relationship between the medical sciences and evolutionary biology. The outdoor life in Colorado ties all of this together.
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM Business Meeting
Parking at CSU
• There is no free parking on the CSU campus.
• Recommended lots are:
o 420 and 425 (see map) located to the west of Morgan Library and just south of Lory Student Center. A day permit can be used in either lot and both lots provide some metered parking.
o 310 (see map) located just north of the Lory Student Center. A day permit can be used in this lot and metered parking is also available.
o Campus map @ http://parking.colostate.edu/maps/mapside.pdf.
• A day permit (there is no half-day/lesser period permit) is $6 and day permits that are valid for lots 310, 420, and 425 can only be purchased in person from the Parking Services Office (see map; office opens at 7:30 a.m.; website at http://parking.colostate.edu/pages/ContactInfo.aspx; Ph. 970. 491-7041). *You will see other day permit dispensers indicated on the map; however these dispensers dispense day permits that are not valid in lots 310, 420, and 425.
• Metered parking is $1/hour; hourly permit dispensers for metered parking are located in lots 310, 420, and 425. Hourly permit dispensers for metered parking are indicated on the map, in these lots, as a brown P. These dispensers accept credit/debit cards and change; they do not accept paper bills.
Campus Information Services 970-491-6444
The Lory Student Center is located near the north end of campus – if you see the orange pay-by-space parking and/or the lagoon, you are close!
Questions – please contact Dana Abbey @ firstname.lastname@example.org.