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3 OPEN POSITIONS (Software Engineer, Data Analyst, Mobile App Developer)

Fri, 2019-03-01 12:38 -- maphillips

3 OPEN POSITIONS (Software Engineer, Data Analyst, Mobile App Developer)


The Map of Life project is seeking a Full-stack Software Engineer, Data Analyst, and Mobile App Developer to join our growing team of developers and scientists at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Full details for each of the positions and how to apply can be found at:


Open Position at the New York State Museum Research and Collections Division

Wed, 2019-02-27 14:07 -- maphillips

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Museum Scientist 2 position in the New York State Museum’s (NYSM) Research and Collections Division. The Research and Collections Division is responsible for curation of New York State’s natural and cultural history collections. Under the supervision of the Director, Research and Collections Division, the incumbent of this position will serve as manager of the MIMSY XG database, an Oracle relational database that is used to inventory and track the Museum’s collections. Details on the position and application instructions are available at this address: Applications are due by March 18, 2019.

Registration open for "Strategic Planning for Herbaria” online course

Fri, 2019-02-22 15:49 -- maphillips

The Society of Herbarium Curators and iDigBio are pleased to announce a 7-week "Strategic Planning for Herbaria” online course. 

Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization.  Prepare to relate your collection’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators.  

The “Strategic Planning for Herbaria” course will occur on Fridays from 2:00–3:00 Eastern Standard Time from April 5–May 17, 2019.  We anticipate that the course will require 3–5 hours of work per week, including the 1 hour in-class.  The goal is to produce a short (5–10 pages) strategic plan for each represented herbarium.  Each plan will address vision, mission, stakeholders, strategies, goals, objectives, evaluation, and sustainability, among other things. The process is at least as valuable as the product, and you might find that the exercises benefit your herbarium in unexpected ways. This is the third year that this course will be offered.

The course will be capped at 15 participants to ensure adequate opportunities to participate in discussions.  We are looking for creative, committed participants who can help us to continue building momentum for this as an annual event.  If multiple individuals from an herbarium are interested in participating in the course, we ask that one formally apply and the others participate in the out-of-class exercises and brainstorming sessions.    

To apply, please fill out this short Google Form by March 18.  Admission decisions will be made shortly thereafter.

With best regards,

Austin Mast (Past-President, Society of Herbarium Curators) and David Jennings (Project Manager, iDigBio)

Registration Now Open for 3rd Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, Yale Peabody Museum

Mon, 2019-01-28 11:28 -- sellis

The Peabody Museum at Yale University and iDigBio at the Florida Museum, University of Florida, in association with the Natural Sciences Collections Alliance are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, this year hosted on the Yale campus, New Haven, CT, 10-12 June. The theme for this year’s event is Methods, Protocols, and Analytical Tools for Specimen-based Research in the Biological Sciences.

Registration is now open!

The conference planning team is extremely pleased to also collaborate with the Ecological Society of America (ESA) on its popular and successful Sustaining Biological Infrastructure: Strategies for Success course, to be held 12-14 June in conjunction with the conference.

This year’s conference will again offer opportunities to submit abstracts for hosting discussion sessions ranging in length from 30 to 75 minutes, a very popular activity begun last year, as well as abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

New this year will be the opportunity to submit abstracts for half or full-day workshops and symposia to be held on Wednesday the 12th. Although workshops during the previous two conferences were well attended with positive responses, the planning team believes that opening up workshop submission opportunities to a wider range of participants will result in even more relevant topics. Those who want to submit a workshop or symposium abstract will need to register early as workshop/symposia proposals are due by 23 March. Those who want to submit discussion, oral, or poster presentation abstracts must register before the 30 April abstract deadline. You will receive a link to the abstract submission page with your registration confirmation.

Registration is now open and closes 17 May.

To register and learn more: