Citizen Science: How Communities, Scientists, and Libraries Can Engage Together in Scientific Discovery

Join us at the Special Libraries Association’s annual conference.

Citizen Science: How Communities, Scientists, and Libraries Can Engage Together in Scientific Discovery
Tue. June 14| 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Philadelphia, PA Convention Center, Room 204-A

Citizen science is scientific research conducted by amateur or non-professional scientists. Learn about how the general public is contributing to professional scientific research in their communities and beyond, as well as what roles are available for libraries and librarians, from bringing citizens and scientists together to participating in citizen science projects themselves.

Presented by: Environment & Resource Management Division, Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, Science-Technology Division

Darlene Cavalier, Founder, SciStarter
Patricia Dawson, Science Librarian, Rider University – Library
Lara Roman, Research Ecologist, US Forest Service

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About the Author

Darlene Cavalier

Darlene Cavalier

Darlene Cavalier is a Professor at Arizona State University's Center for Engagement and Training, part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter. She is also the founder of Science Cheerleader, an organization of more than 300 current and former professional cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers, and a cofounder of ECAST: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology, a network of universities, science centers, and think tanks that produces public deliberations to enhance science policymaking. She is a founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, a senior advisor at Discover Magazine, a member of the EPA's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, and was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences "Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning" committee. She is the author of The Science of Cheerleading and co-editor of The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science, published by Arizona State University. Darlene holds degrees from Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania and was a high school, college and NBA cheerleader. Darlene lives in Philadelphia with her husband and four children.