I'd like to invite any or all of you to join the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS), an international society of geology librarians and other geoscience information professionals. The society includes members from the USGS, state geological surveys, most U.S. major universities, as well as from business, publishing, and other organizations. More information can be found at our website.
Our annual fall meeting, held jointly with the Geological Society of America, typically includes current issues forums, oral and poster presentations, and business meetings. One first-time attendee said, "Overall, the conference provided a fabulous overall look at the field of geology and the role that libraries and librarians play in this dynamic area of study. For me, many pieces came together and I feel my understanding of geology is much solider as a result. It was a dynamic and interesting opportunity and was certainly time well spent."
Our bi-monthly newsletter includes news of committee and officer activities, the schedule and abstracts for the annual meeting, Michael Noga's continuing comparison of geoscience journal prices, and lots of other info of interest to our members.
Our listserv, GeoNet, is hosted by Purdue University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIS is a great society, and we invite you to join us. The application form is available on our website.
Connie J. Manson
(formerly, Senior Librarian, Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources library)