***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Colleagues/ I will give the first of three presentations at the American Chemical Society Spring Conference a week from today on April 6th 2008, 9:15-9:45, in New Orleans. _People Are The Bioeconomy: Social Media For Engaged Information Conversations_ Gerry McKiernan, [log in to unmask] Library, Iowa State University, 152 Parks, Ames, IA 50011 While a substantial portion of the primary literature on alternative energy is published in scholarly journals, significant research is also reported in conference publications, dissertations, reports, theses, white papers, and other *gray* literature. This presentation will discuss this literature and the efforts of the Iowa State University Library to identify and acquire key gray publications on the production, use, and impact of biofuels, to support university scientific, technical, and sociological research initiatives. Two alternative energy blogs established to promote core publications and resources to a world community will also be profiled. Major current and future research alternative energy projects at Iowa State will be described as well. The presentation will conclude with speculation on the potential use of social networking services, such as 2collab, chemistry.org/exchange, and the Nature Network to facilitate and support university/industry/government communication, collaboration, and coordination of bioenergy projects. [ http://oasys2.confex.com/acs/235nm/techprogram/P1163116.HTM ] _Engineering the Transition to the Bioeconomy_ The 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008 9:15 AM-9:45 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2008 Marriott Convention Center -- Blaine Kern D Links and Additional Information and The PPT (by May 1st) are/will be accessible at [ http://scitechnet.blogspot.com/2008/03/people-are-bioeconomy-social-media-for.html ] OR [ http://tinyurl.com/2yeqh3 ] If You're Attending ACS, And Are Interested Please Stop By ... BTW: My Second ACS Presentation _Being There: Using Social Networking Services For Engaged Library Instruction_ is scheduled for Monday, April 7th 2008, 9:15-9:35 [ http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2008/03/social-networking-services-for-engaged.html ] Regards, /Gerry Gerry McKiernan Associate Professor Science and Technology Librarian Iowa State University Library Ames IA 50011 [log in to unmask] There is Nothing More Powerful Than An Idea Whose Time Has Come Victor Hugo [ http://www.blogger.com/profile/09093368136660604490 ] Iowa: Where the Tall Corn Flows and the (North)West Wind Blows [ http://alternativeenergyblogs.blogspot.com/ ] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.