President's Letter — March 2012
One of CSE’s core strengths is its wealth of exceptional educational and professional development opportunities. Over the years at PNAS, my staff and I have benefited greatly both from attending and helping organize CSE Short Courses, Webinars, and retreats.
Be sure to visit the new CSE Learning Center on the Web site and find out what CSE offers to enhance your career. Short Courses, Webinars, and the new Certificate Program in Publication Management are available to members who want to stay ahead of the curve. Click here to learn more.
Here's what's happening:
Registration for the 2012 CSE Annual Meeting 18-21 May in Seattle is now open. Early Bird registration discounts close on April 6th. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues, see insightful presentations offering best practices and lessons learned, and attend exceptional talks by two of the world’s leading scientists, Dr. Paul Ekman and Dr. Leroy Hood.
Both the CSE and Medical Library Association (MLA) meetings are in Seattle this May. The Chicago Collaborative has helped foster the following joint activities to improve communication between editors and librarians:
Be sure to visit the Chicago Collaborative booth in the CSE exhibit hall!
Scholarly publishing is an evolving field with science and technology changing rapidly. If you are a CSE member looking to broaden your knowledge and to be recognized for continuing your education, the Publication Certificate Program offers a way to take advantage of the CSE educational offerings in a formal setting. The application fee is $75 ($50 for those who apply before the last day of the annual meeting).
The CSE Membership Committee is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for its inaugural mentorship program. The connections you established with CSE continue to benefit your career, and your first-hand experience is invaluable to guiding the next generation of members down a similar path. It’s a great networking opportunity at the annual meeting (and beyond) and gives you a chance to play a part in strengthening CSE’s membership for the future. E-mail Membership Committee chair Bob Sumner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of this exciting initiative.
If you missed the CSE Webinars on “Journal Apps: To Do or Not” or “Copyright 101,” you can purchase the recordings for $25 each in the CSE Online Store. Coming soon is the recording of “Incorporating Plagiarism Detection Software into Your Workflow.”
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Diane Sullenberger, CSE President