2002 ELD/ASEE Annual Conference

  • Montreal, June 16-19, 2002
  • Conference Program



ASEE 2002 Annual Conference Montreal – Engineering Libraries Division


Below is a conference preview of ELD sessions, workshops, receptions, meetings, dinners and other activities.  Monday, April 15th is the last day for the early bird registration rate.  You can register online at http://www.asee.org/.  If you want to make changes or corrections to your registration, or have questions, call the ExpoExchange hotline at (301) 694-5243.


Note that you must register in advance for the ELD Annual Banquet (for new members, this is a must-attend event!), the Society-Wide Picnic Sunday night (another tradition), and the EndNote workshop on Sunday.  Session numbers are listed below to the left of each session title.  You must put the session number on the registration form for events that require registration or have a charge associated with them.




“Early bird” CUEBALLS activity

For those in town Saturday, look for an announcement from the CUEBALLS who will identify a meeting place & time to join others for a relaxed dinner, pub crawl, or similarly low-key activity.




12:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.**Workshop. Registration Required! Cost $25 ***

0441 Creating Bibliographies with EndNote

Mod: Andy Shimp, Yale University (andy.shimp@yale.edu)


Need help organizing your references and creating bibliographies? The EndNote software program allows you to store and manage references and import citations from online databases. Use EndNote to insert references into word processing documents and compile a bibliography in the citation style of your choice. In this session, you will learn the basics of EndNote and advanced features for creating customized import filters and citation styles.


12:30 – 4:30-ish p.m.

Group Activities

For those not attending the EndNote workshop, or other ASEE session or tour, the CUEBALLS will be asking for input and volunteers to help organize an activity or two during the afternoon.  See the coming CUEBALLS note for more detail.


6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

0705 Society-Wide Picnic at Windsor Station

$35 for registered conference attendees and registered guests, $45 for non-registered guests, free for children 8 and under.


“Canada’s first heritage railway station … the legendary William Cornelius Van Horne … an imposing building when it was opened in 1889…a grand landmark … blends the city’s rich past with its vibrant present.


The outside terrace…a perfect setting…typical picnic fare … assorted salads, veggie burgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, and desserts … strolling novelty artists …entertain you …enjoy …company of your colleagues.”




8:00 – 10:00 Main Plenary (see http://www.asee.org/ for information)


10:30 a.m. – noon

1341    ELD Get Acquainted Session

Mod: Sandy Lewis, UC at Santa Barbara (slewis@library.ucsb.edu)


This opening session and ice-breaker gives attendees an opportunity to meet fellow Division members and to identify and discuss the major issues affecting academic engineering libraries and librarians.  A perennially popular session, many feel the format has become unwieldy in recent years as Division attendance has increased.  Look for changes in the traditional format of this session this year!


2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

1541 ELD Poster Session

Mod: Godlind Johnson, SUNY Stony Brook (godlind.johnson@stonybrook.edu)


A broad range of innovative projects, programs and research related to engineering libraries and librarianship will be featured.


Scheduled presentations:


4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

1641 Emerging Information Technologies (notes on the session)

Mod: William Mischo, UIUC (w-mischo@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu) (powerpoint slides submitted by William Mischo)


This session will discuss the role of emerging information technologies on the virtual digital library. Specifically addressed will be the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and linking technologies, the virtual journal, metadata and markup standards, publisher full-text repositories, and simultaneous search and local reference resolvers.



  • The CrossRef Collaborative Reference Linking Service. – Ed Pentz   (epentz@crossref.org)
  • The Adaptation by Publishers of New Information Technologies. – Tim Ingoldsby   (tingoldsby@aip.org)
  • The Role of XML, Metadata Standards, Simultaneous Search and Local Reference Linking. – William Mischo   (w-mischo@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu)


6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

1741 ELD New Members Reception at the Wyndham Hotel Room:Alfred Rouleau B

Mod: GleeWillis, UN – Reno, willis@unr.edu


An opportunity for new ELD members to meet others in the Division in a relaxed

environment over food and drink. Generously sponsored by IEEE.




8:30 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.

2241 Scholarly Publication Changes (notes taken on session)

Mod: Kate Thomes, U Pittsburgh (kthomes+@pitt.edu)


New technologies provide the means for disseminating scientific information outside of the traditional journal publication system. This session examines the historical roots and functions of scholarly communication and looks at some examples of new publication models. The session will also invite discussion on the impact of thesechanges on the field of engineering.




10:30 a.m. – noon

2341 Information Guidance/Navigation/Control (notes taken at session)

Mod: Jill Powell, Cornell U, (jhp1@cornell.edu)


Borrowing a phrase from aerospace engineering, engineering librarians teach (guide) students in locating relevant and authoritative information with skills to navigate technical databases so they remain in control of the research process and look beyond Google. Presenters will relate their experiences teaching and/or taking classes in information research.



  • Biomedical Information Resources for Duke Undergraduates – Linda Martinez   (l.martinez@duke.edu)
  • Engineering Research Web Modules–Designing for Students’ Needs – Cecilia Mullen   (mullen@sjsu.edu); Sandra H. Kajiwara   (sandrak@sjsu.edu)
  • Information System Use Studies – Using Qualitative Studies To Understand User Needs – Frank Elliott   (ellio022@umn.edu)


12:30  p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2441 ELD Committee Meetings

Mod: Mel DeSart, U. Washington (desart@u.washington.edu)


This time is reserved for the Division’s various committees to meet and a free time slot for those not currently serving on a committee. Committee members report on progress, work together on current initiatives and plan objectives for the coming year.  Committee chairs should determine and communicate a meeting location to their members.  One conference room is allotted.  Contact Gretchen Sneff (gsneff@temple.edu) to reserve it for your group.


2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

2541 Collection Issues Forum (notes taken at session)

Mod: Linda Martinez, Duke U. (bookworm@duke.edu)


An opportunity for engineering librarians to share experiences with various resources such as electronic databases, reference materials and books.




4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2641 ELD Annual Business Meeting

Mod: Mel DeSart, U. Washington (desart@u.washington.edu)


This meeting is an opportunity for all ELD members to come together to discuss issues related to the workings of the division, as well as needs, ideas, and plans for the future.


6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

2741 ELD Annual Banquet Dinner

Mod: Suzanne Weiner, NCSU (Suzanne_Weiner@ncsu.edu)


Join your ELD friends & colleagues for a fun and casual evening with cocktails and dinner at the Hotel Inter-Continental (360 Rue St-Antoine Ouest).

Cocktail hour and dinner, for ELD members, generously sponsored by Elsevier Engineering Information, Inc.




8:00a.m. – 12:30 / 2:30 p.m.

Free Morning!  (unless you’re on the Extended Executive Committee, see below)

This is a great time to plan your tour of Montreal, attend other division sessions or take the IREQ-Hydro-Quebec professional tour #8301 $25. Or attend the Mini Plenaries!  If you’d like to suggest a group destination / excursion for this time slot, please contact Gretchen Sneff, gsneff@temple.edu, 215-204-4724.

10:00 am – 11:30 am
0341 Extended Executive Committee Meeting
Mod: Gretchen Sneff, Temple U (gsneff@temple.edu)

The Engineering Libraries Division’s Extended Executive Committee will meet to discuss division business and begin planning activities for the coming year.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

3441 Continuation of Extended Executive Committee Meeting, Wyndham Hotel Auteuil A

Mod: Larry Thompson, Virginia Tech (larryt@vt.edu) &

Gretchen Sneff, Temple U (gsneff@temple.edu)


The Extended Exec Committee continues planning the 2003 Annual Conference.


2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Wednesday continued)

3541 National Science Digital Library  (notes taken at session)

Mod: John Saylor, Cornell U. (jms1@cornell.edu)


The National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL) is under construction with funding from NSF. The NSDL will offer, via the Internet, high-quality materials for science, mathematics, engineering and technology education. Scheduled for release Fall 2002, it is likely the largest, most heterogeneous digital library yet built.



  • Introducing the NSDL: NSF’s Comprehensive National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library – Lee Zia   (lzia@nsf.gov)
  • Information Integration in the NSDL – Designing Digital Libraries for Access and Usefulness – Terrence Smith   (smithtr@geog.ucsb.edu)
  • An NSDL Collection: Geotechnical, Rock and Water Resources Engineering (GROW) – Muniram Budhu   (budhu@u.arizona.edu)



4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

3641 ELD Professional Issues Forum  

Mod: Jay Bhatt, Drexel U. (bhattjj@drexel.edu)


This session will be an open forum for participants to discuss various issues, ideas and concerns related to engineering libraries. It will provide a venue to express opinions, review information or trends identified during earlier conference sessions and to gain insight and feedback from other engineering librarians who are being affected by these issues.


6:30 p.m. –

“Leftovers” CUEBALLS activity!

The CUEBALLS will arrange outings for those of us in town Wednesday night. Info on activities (Montreal Expos, dinner, etc.) will be posted to ELD-L!

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