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Christina's LIS Rant
Friday, January 16, 2009
  Science Online '09: Friday Night
First - stalked various science bloggers in the lobby. I totally missed my lemur trip because my plane was an hour late... so I hung out in the lobby and ran into Tom from Inverse Square, then Aaron from Wired, James from Island of Doubt, Acmegirl, Bill, Jean-Claude... and probably some others all wandered in.

It was time for dinner - but there were no takers - everyone had eaten or was eating later or in their room. Acmegirl generously agreed to accompany me, so she sat with me while I started my burger. She left to go to the wine tasting, but then Miriam waved me over to their table. So I finished my burger with her, Danielle, Daniel, Erin, and Danica (who's research area is actually not that far from my own)

We headed over to the WISE Event: "Women, science, and storytelling: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (a.k.a. HeLa), and one woman’s journey from scientist to writer".
There are a lot of parts of this story that are more than a little disturbing. But it was fascinating and I was glad to hear it. Too bad we have to wait a year for the book :(

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I'm glad you found dinner and company on Friday. By the way the scene at 1:44 is what I was talking about while you were knitting. I wonder if anybody has posted it on your knitting networking site :)
 
Hi, Christina!

It was really great to meet you at ScienceOnline!
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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