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FAER Hosted session, Fewer Workers, Less Food
 
FAER Hosted session, Fewer Workers, Less Food

FAER Hosted session, Fewer Workers, Less Food

By James Edward Malin Perhaps the most rousing session of those presented by the Special Library Association’s Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Resource Management Division (FAER) was Fewer Workers, Less Food: Immigration Policy Changes and Their Effects on Food Supply on Tuesday, June 12, moderated by FAER’s president and Michigan State University’s Food Science, Nutrition, Packaging […]

FAER Hosted session, Fewer Workers, Less Food

By James Edward Malin

Perhaps the most rousing session of those presented by the Special Library Association’s Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Resource Management Division (FAER) was Fewer Workers, Less Food: Immigration Policy Changes and Their Effects on Food Supply on Tuesday, June 12, moderated by FAER’s president and Michigan State University’s Food Science, Nutrition, Packaging Librarian, Anita Ezzo.

Featuring Howard Carrier, Social Sciences Liaison Librarian of James Madison University, and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services’ Principal, Patrick O’Brien, the session detailed systemic issues in developed food systems that marginalize workers. As the session’s description states, “the U.S. government wants to limit entry of immigrants, many of whom come to work on farms in the United States. U.S. farmers depend upon these workers to produce food to feed Americans. Similarly, the United Kingdom depends on workers from Eastern Europe, but migration will be limited when Brexit takes effect.” Read more

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Research Project Co-ordinator (part-time, temporary)

IFIS Publishing are recruiting for a freelance Research Project Co-ordinator, to manage a research project comparing various search databases in the food science area.

This is a part-time project, estimated to take three months, which will involve:

  • setting up the project
  • co-ordinating the participation of food science students and researchers
  • producing a report of findings

The project coordinator will

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent in LIS or a related subject
  • Be highly computer literate
  • Ideally have understanding of the food science field
  • Preferably be based in the UK; however, it is not a requirement

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more detail on the project and funding, please contact Jonathan Griffin at j.griffin@ifis.org.

More information about IFIS Publishing

Based in Reading, UK, IFIS is a not-for-profit academic publishing organisation with an ongoing commitment to learning and development, and a reputation for scientific integrity, accuracy, and excellence.

IFIS produces the highly regarded FSTA – Food Science and Technology Abstracts® database, covering the sciences related to food and health. In 2017, IFIS launched Escalex, a new database for food regulations and compliance, jointly with Molecular Connections.

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Congratulations to FAER Co-Chair Eric Tans, one of SLA’s Rising Stars!

Congratulations to Eric Tans, Co-Chair  of the Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Resources Division (FAER), on being named an SLA Rising Star.

Eric is one of only five early career professionals receiving this prestigious award in 2018, which is given to SLA members with up to five years of experience who have demonstrated leadership and the ability to creatively solve problems.

In total, thirteen librarians and information professionals will be recognized at the SLA conference in June for their outstanding contributions. Find out more.

 

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We have an exciting program planned for SLA 2018 in Baltimore!

The Baltimore Conference is fast approaching and FAER has an exciting line-up of programs planned. Please note that some events will be ticketed and you must register, even though there may be no cost involved. SLA will provide instructions as to how to add ticketed events to your Conference registration, but don’t wait for those. Get registered now for the Conference as a whole, as Early Bird registration ends March 30!

See you in Baltimore!

Anita
Co-Chair, FAER

Monday, June 11
7:30 – 8:30 am – FAER Breakfast/Business Meeting (ticketed event; cost $20)
9:00 – 10:00 am – VIPs: Very Important Pests (major agricultural pests; government detection/monitoring/control efforts)
4:00 – 5:30 pm – Science of Estuaries (examining the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem)
7:30 – 9:30 pm All Sciences and Engineering Poster Session & Awards reception (ticketed event; no cost)

Tuesday, June 12
9:00 – 10:00 am – Data Rescue: What is Happening to Environmental Datasets?
10:30 – 11:30 am – Fewer Workers, Less Food: Immigration Policy Changes & Their Effect on Food Supply (FAER co-sponsor)

Wednesday, June 13
7:00 – 8:30 am – FAER Board Meeting (ticketed event; no cost)
9:00 – 10:00 am – It is Easy Being Green: Case Studies in Facilities, Programming, and Partnerships in Green Libraries
10:15 – 11:30 am – Edible Pharmacopoeia: Culinary Herbs/Spices and Health

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Travel Grant for Library/Information Science Student, to attend the SLA Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 9-13 2018

The Food, Agriculture & Environmental Resources (FAER) Division (a merger of the FAN and ERM Divisions) of SLA will reimburse travel expenses up to $500.00 for a library or information science student interested in pursuing a career in the field(s) of food, nutrition, environmental resources or agricultural information.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate level library or information science program during the current academic year or have graduated within the last six months
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in food, nutrition, environmental resources or agricultural information
  • A member of the SLA FAN or ERM (now officially FAER) Division

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2018
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