Great Lakes Science Boot Camp

For Librarians

Join us Online for the 2021 Boot Camp!

July 16-20, 2021

Don't Delay: Registration Deadline is June 30th

What is Boot Camp?

The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians is an opportunity for librarians working with science researchers to learn more about researchers and their spaces.

This annual event includes talks from scientists and librarians, activities, and tours of science facilities.

Why Attend?

  • Meet other science librarians from the region - and beyond.

  • Tour cutting edge labs, research facilities, and even outdoor research spaces.

  • Hear from researchers and how libraries impact their work.

  • See how other schools do things and come home with neat ideas!


"I was surprised Notre Dame (2016) had a glass blowing lab. It was a really cool space and Kiva Ford (the glassblower) has some great videos about his work online. Something totally unexpected!"

-Danny Dotson, OSU (organizer)

"Boot camp is unique in its combination of excellent presentations from scientists and librarians alike, in a campus setting with plenty of time for collegial conversation and engaging with researchers in lab and field tours. The focus on timely, important research in the Great Lakes region makes it especially relevant. Each boot camp (this will be my fifth!) has been highly rewarding - fascinating content and fun experiences. I always return to my library with renewed enthusiasm, a lot more knowledge, and ideas for improving our services and collections."

-Alison Ricker, Oberlin College

Our 2020 Sponsors

2020 Sponsors

2021 Planning Group

Joanna Anderson, Wright State UniversityMatthew Benzing, Miami UniversityAnna Biszaha, Ohio State UniversityChao Cai, Purdue UniversityMark Chalmers, University of CincinnatiDanny Dotson, Ohio State UniversityThom Gerrish, Purdue UniversityJenny Hart, University of ChicagoLynda Hartel, Ohio State UniversityBarbara Harvey, Grand Valley State UniversityJoe Payne, Ohio State UniversityAlison Ricker, Oberlin College

For questions, please contact:

Danny Dotson -