STELLA 2016 Unconference

May 20-21, 2016

Chapel Hill, NC

The next STELLA Unconference is in the works! The unconference will take place at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 20-21, 2016. Danianne Mizzy (UNC-CH), Hilary Davis (NCSU) and Michael Peper (Duke) are co-coordinating this event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will be updating this site as we determine more information.

The STELLA sign-up list will open in November. The previous 3 STELLA meetings have attracted between 60-90 STEM librarians from all over the country. Come make STELLA 2016 the best yet!

If you are interested in receiving updates about the unconference, add yourself to the Stella-l discussion list at  (This is a relatively quiet list.)

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STELLA 14 is Only One Week Away!

We hope you are as excited as we are that STELLA 14 Unconference is almost here.

Don’t forget to sign up for a dinner meet-up! (Please do so by Monday.)

Share with us some topic ideas.

And BRING YOUR OWN NAME BADGE from a favorite conference/meeting that you have been to.

See you in Palo Alto, California very soon!

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1st Poster Session at STELLA

We decided to try a new adventure at this year’s STELLA Unconference: a Poster session!

To mildly follow unconference procedures, this is not a strict peer-review acceptance process. We will essentially be accepting the first 16-20 appropriately themed posters. Primarily we want these posters to be conversation starters around the STELLA theme (science, technology and engineering library leaders in action). How have you been a sci-tech-engr leader in action at your library? Perhaps you have a poster you presented a few years ago that you think it still very relevant today? Or maybe you have a poster you plan to show at an upcoming ALA, SLA, or other professional conference? We want to hear about what you have been doing!

Sign-ups will be start at Monday, March 10 at noon (PST).  Remember, it is first come, first serve, so sign up quickly. The form will close at midnight on Monday, April 7th.

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STELLA 2014 at Stanford University

What is the STELLA Unconference?

STELLA = Science, Technology & Engineering Library Leaders in Action.

An UNCONFERENCE is a facilitated, participant-driven conference where the attendees drive the agenda and freely form new discussions and sub-groups as ideas emerge.

This event is for current or aspiring science, technology, or medical/health librarians.  You’ll get to meet other STEM-focused librarians and information professionals, and get to take part in talks and presentations that are decided at the time of the conference (instead of watching presentations on topics that were arranged a year or more before the conference).

Save the date and RSVP for April 25 & 26, 2014.

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2014 STELLA Unconference will be April 25-26

The next STELLA Unconference is in the works!!! The unconference is set to be in California at Stanford University, April 25-26, 2014. Jeffra Bussmann, Helen Josephine, and Talitha Matlin are co-coordinating this event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will slowly be updating this site as we gather and determine more information about the upcoming STELLA 2014 in California!

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Hello from many (but not all!) of the happy STELLA 2012 attendees!

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Keynote speaker this year – Amy Buckland

This year, we will have a keynote speaker.  Amy Buckland has agreed to help kick off our unconference with a talk on something very important.  We are not sure what the topic is yet, but we know that she will find something interesting for us to think about.  The rest of the conference will be set in the traditional unconference style.

If you are not familiar with Amy, you can watch or listen to some of her past presentations.  (She is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library.)

We will post a Google Doc page so that people can start to sign up for the unconference. Please add your email.  You could edit the email so that it won’t be scraped by spammers (such as jane dot smith at the g mail dot com.)  See you all later this fall.

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