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(via Emily Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria campus)

Please join us at the UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago to view the upcoming MLA webinar “Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success” on Tuesday, August 15, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Site sponsorship is being generously provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region. The class will be worth 1.5 MLA continuing-education hours for the first 25 interested individuals who register for the webinar. To register, go here. The deadline is 12:00 PM on Monday, August 14.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosie Hanneke, at

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library will host a group viewing of the Medical Library Association’s upcoming webinar “Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success”. The screening will take place on Tuesday, August 15, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CST. The webinar will be shown in the Administrative Conference Room, Level 2, of the Galter Health Sciences Library, which is located at 303 E. Chicago Avenue in Chicago.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. More information about the webinar is available here 

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Guest Speaker: Karen Gutzman, Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University

Description: Faculty are under pressure to “publish or perish” and they may need support to enhance the visibility and dissemination of their research. This presentation will discuss library services to assist faculty, provide examples of good visibility and dissemination practices, and review traditional and alternative metrics for evaluating research outputs. Attendees will gain insight that will inform and reinvigorate their partnerships with faculty.

Speaker Bio: Karen Gutzman is the Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University. Karen works within the library’s Metrics and Impact Core to support individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

No registration is required for this class. Details for accessing the webinar can be found here:

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Aug 9, 2017
10:00AM – 11:00AM CT

SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.

Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

Click here for more details.

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Choice Launches Authority File Podcast

(via Laura Mullen, American Library Association)

Choice launched The Authority File, a new sponsored podcast featuring conversations about academic libraries and librarianship, on Monday, July 31. The Authority File will feature weekly episodes in formats to include author/editor conversations about new books and products, thought-leadership interviews and discussions, and technology and product case studies. Hosted by Choice Editorial Director Bill Mickey, The Authority File is part of the suite of new content marketing options Choice offers to sponsors and advertisers through Choice Custom Studios.

The first four Authority File episodes center on an hour-long conversation with Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan, editors of “The First-Year Experience Cookbook” (ACRL 2017). The discussion ranges widely, covering each of the speaker’s careers and the general state of first-year experience librarianship. The Authority File is now available in the librarianship section of Choice’s website and directly via iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. It will also be accessible through the free ACRL-Choice app, available at the App store and Google Play.

To discuss becoming an Authority File sponsor, please contact Pam Marino at


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Upcoming NISO Virtual Conference:  **Don’t Miss This Outstanding Lineup of
Speakers!**Research Information **Systems**: The Connections Enabling Collaboration**Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017**Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)*Many in the academic community have heard about research information
systems (RIS); these are increasingly sophisticated systems that capture
various data surrounding the funding, workflow, and final output of the
research process for purposes of analysis and assessment. The next phase of
development for RIS is to create a network of researchers in the interest
of building strategic research initiatives and effective collaborations.
This conference will look at the vision for and the progress being made in
various initiatives. How might research information systems become more
tightly integrated with workflow applications? The data captured in an RIM
or CRIS (Current Research Information System) is significant and should
drive increased functionality and accruing value. The event will spotlight
entities that foster–through the development of resources or networks–the
ability of researchers to identify and connect with collaborators for their

*Final Agenda*  (Speaker abstracts are available on the NISO event page

*11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Welcome*

*Todd Carpenter*, *Executive Director, NISO*

*11:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Making Sense of the Confusing World of
Research* *Information
*Rebecca Bryant*, *Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research, OCLC*

*11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Creating a Culture of Research Reputation through
Research Information Management Systems Scott Warren*, *Associate Dean for
Research and Scholarship, Syracuse University Libraries*, and *Anne
Rauh*, *Collection
Development and Analysis Librarian, Syracuse University Libraries, Syracuse

*12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Enabling and Encouraging Use of the RIS/CRIS
*Christine Gillis Bilton, **Manager, Research Information Systems,
University of Waterloo*

*12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break*

*1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. VIVO (Open Source RIS Tools)*

*Muhammad Javed, **Ph.D., Ontology Engineer/Tech. Lead (Scholars@Cornell),
Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University*

*2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Commercial RIS Systems: Benefits, Costs, and
Considerations of Use*

*Daniel Calto*, *Director of Solution Services, Research Intelligence,

*2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. The RIS as a Part of a Larger Environment of Systems*
*Andi Ogier, **Director for Data Services, Virginia Tech, **Virginia
(Ginny) Pannabecker**, Associate Director, Research Collaboration and
Engagement, Virginia Tech University Libraries, *and *Peggy Layne**,
Assistant Provost for Faculty Development, Virginia Tech*

*3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break*

*3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Case Study I: GTScholar: Lessons learned in RIM/CRIS
*Marlee Givens*, *Librarian for Modern Languages and Library Learning
Consultant, Georgia Tech*

*4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Case Study II: From Researcher Profiling to System
of Record*
*Jan Fransen*, *Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems,
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities*

*4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion *
*Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO*

*About Registration:* Purchase of a single registration entitles you to
gather an *unlimited* number of staff from your organization/institution in
a class- or conference-room setting to view the event on the day of the
live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived recording of the
event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the
day’s content.

NISO Virtual Conferences draw upon the expertise of information industry
professionals who work in a variety of settings and each bring to the
discussion a different perspective on the complexities of the modern
information environment. Our 11 a.m. start time and two additional breaks
provided during the course of the six-hour event allow registrants to
listen to and benefit from a professionally developed agenda while still
being within call of daily workplace responsibilities.

For details on registration costs as well as additional information
provided by our speakers, please see the NISO event page

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(via Barry Grant, Medical Library Association)

MLA has two upcoming webinars. More information is below.

Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success

Tuesday, August 15

1:00pm-2:30pm (CT)

In this webinar for expert and aspiring expert searchers, you will learn what a scoping review is, how to work with research teams on the scoping review process, and when to recommend a scoping review. This informative, lively, discussion-based webinar focuses on practical solutions to data management and search challenges of scoping reviews, enabling you to improve the quality of your search services and raise your profile in your environment. Participants will be invited to submit scoping review questions prior to the webinar.

Who should attend: All health information professionals with some searching experience who want to learn about scoping reviews as alternatives to systematic reviews.

Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences
Library at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of numerous
systematic and scoping review teams, instructs on systematic review
searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and faculty, and is an
instructor for the systematic review workshop funded by the NNLM Greater
Midwest Region, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She was
a panelist on the MLA Webcast “Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in
Shaping Reviews,” and she spends a lot of time directing researchers to
different review methodologies better suited to their questions, including
scoping reviews.

Kate M. Saylor works at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences
Library. She is the informationist for the School of Nursing, School of
Public Health’s Health Behavior and Health Education department, and the
Office of Public Health Practice. Kate has advised on numerous systematic
and scoping review projects, is an instructor for the “Systematic Reviews:
Opportunities for Librarians” workshop, and teaches systematic review
methodology and advanced searching for the research synthesis courses in
the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD programs at the School of

Register here for Scoping Reviews

Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine

Thursday, September 28

1:00 – 2:30 PM (CT)

As precision medicine grows in popularity, so too does the demand on health
information professionals to communicate complex information about genetics
to lay audiences. This webinar introduces health information professionals
to recent research on learning styles, health and genetic literacy, and
precision medicine communication, so that they can effectively assist
patients and health care consumers in understanding precision medicine
treatments. The websites and tools introduced during the webinar will be
immediately very useful to all attendees.

Taneya Koonce, Helen Naylor, Sheila Kusnoor, and Nunzia Giuse, FMLA are
affiliated with the Center for Knowledge Management, Vanderbilt University
Medical Center as researchers, administrators, or faculty. Collectively,
they bring knowledge and years of experience in genetics, consumer
health/patient informatics, patient communication, biochemistry, and using
health literacy and learning style preferences to create patient health
communication models for complex health and genetic information.

Who should attend: All health information professionals; no previous
knowledge or experience required.

Register here for Precision Medicine.

To learn more about the Medical Library Association and the benefits of
membership, including reduced prices on webinars, visit us here

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RAILS Webinar on Library Privacy Tuesday, July 25 (1:00-2:30 PM)

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

RAILS is offering a webinar called “Navigating the Changing Landscape of Library Privacy” on Tuesday, July 25, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CST.  The presenters are Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Mike Robinson, Head of Systems at the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Learn about contemporary patron privacy issues facing libraries today, and the practical actions libraries can take to improve patron privacy protections.

Log in to L2 for more information and to register. Please contact Louise Svehla, at, with any questions.

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(via Kimberly Boyd, Brenau University)

The latest webinar in the Georgia Library Association’s Carterette Series, “Effective and Valuable Outreach: Aligning Activities to Goal-Driven Assessment”, will take place on Wednesday, July 19, at 1:00 PM CST. To register, click here. Can’t make it to the live show? The session will be recorded and made available on the Carterette Series Webinar website for later viewing. More information about the webinar is below.

Outreach is a facet of many of our jobs. Over time, library job descriptions have been adjusted to include outreach, whether this includes targeting departments, student populations, or the surrounding community. Libraries have attempted to connect with their users through a variety of activities and strategies. However, how do we ensure our outreach activities are impactful? Assessment has also become more important over time, since many library budgets have shrunk and we are often asked to do more with less. It is imperative that we can justify the amount of time, energy, and money required for outreach activities. Determining in advance what impact we want to make dictates what types of events we hold. Further, better assessment leads to a better understanding of the impact of our activities. Much of the library literature shares strategies for reaching out to campus communities; however, there is a lack of discussion around goal-oriented activities and if these activities reached their goals through assessment.

In this session, learn how to write SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound) outreach goals that are tied to your institutional mission and how to apply various assessment techniques that will evaluate if your goals are being met. Assessment techniques will address various factors, including amount of time and/or funding required, amount of staffing involved, and type of data produced (qualitative or quantitative). Attendees will also learn about the limitations of each assessment method. Participants will be asked to share their previous experience with goal-writing and assessment of outreach and will work through case studies that illustrate a particular scenario with concrete goals and ways to accurately assess the identified outreach activity.  Attendees will be provided materials to bring back to their institution to apply what they learned using a previous or upcoming local outreach event.

About the Presenters

Kristen Mastel is an outreach and instruction librarian at the University of Minnesota. She received her Masters of Library Science from Indiana University, and her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota- Morris. Her research areas of interest include instruction, information literacy, outreach and instructional design. Kristen is a Past President of the Minnesota Library Association. She also is President-Elect of the United States Agricultural Information Network.

Shannon Farrell is the Natural Resources Librarian at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She previously worked at Colorado State University as the Agricultural and Biological Sciences Librarian. Prior to earning her MLIS, she spent over ten years working on scientific research projects related to sustainable agriculture, genetically modified organisms, animal behavior, wildlife conservation, and invasive species. Her research interests span numerous areas, including outreach assessment, video games and gaming technology, and salaries and status of library workers.

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STS Liaisons Online Forum on Wednesday, July 12 (2:15-3:30 PM)

(via Li Zhang, University of Saskatchewan)

Join us for the the ACRL-STS Liaisons Online Forum, which will take place on Wednesday, July 12, from 2:15 to 3:30 PM CST. The Forum will be presented by the STS Liaisons Committee. STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Our liaisons have the important role of helping to develop connections between librarians and other STEM professionals.

During this free virtual forum, three liaisons who have recently attended meetings for their organizations will share the key activities in their liaising organizations. The liaisons will also discuss service opportunities and resources available to STS members in the different organizations. There will be time for questions, so come prepared to learn about recent developments and trends in the Association for Information Science and Technologythe Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society of Engineering Education, and the Medical Library Association. The speakers will be Kristin Bogdan, Tufts University (STS Liaison to the Association for Information Science and Technology), Annette Parde-Maass, Creighton University (STS Liaison to the Medical Library Association), and Margaret Phillips, Purdue University (STS Liaison to the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society of Engineering Education). 

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(via Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The online program “How Libraries Can Help Students from Disadvantaged Socio-economic Backgrounds” will be offered on Tuesday, August 1, at 11:00 AM CST. To register for the program, follow this link and click on “Register”. The program will be recorded for later viewing if you are unable to attend the live session. This program is brought to you by the ULS Professional Development Committee. Please send questions to Jason Martin ( A description of the event and information about the presenters are below.

Students from many and varied backgrounds are currently pursuing higher education, including students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background face many challenges in completing their degree, including paying for tuition, books, housing, and food. Further, students from lower socio-economic backgrounds often feel like outsiders on campus–regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation–and issues of class, often unacknowledged and unexplored,  produce rifts in the campus culture that can lead to serious confrontation. How can academic libraries work with students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds? What kinds of services can libraries provide for low income students that help them thrive on campus?

This online program will explore various services, programs, and practices academic libraries can offer to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds-including real-life examples-that help their academic success.

Cristina Favretto (Program Moderator) is the Head of Special Collections at the University of Miami. She is a nationally recognized speaker on collecting women’s history materials and preserving local heritage collections. She is a champion for diversity and inclusion in librarianship, especially as it relates to socio-economic background.

Annie Downey is Associate College Librarian at Reed College. She has worked with Upward Bound, Summer Bridge, Winter Bridge, McNair Scholars, and veteran students. As a librarian from a low income background, she believes the most important work with economically disadvantaged students happens in the classroom and at the reference desk.

Ray Pun is the First Year Student Success Librarians at Fresno State, California State University. Ray works closely with SupportNet, At-Risk student programs, Summer Bridge and Upward Bound programs and also partners with Student Affairs and the Career Development Center (including Food Security project) to foster new opportunities for students through the library.

Bob Schroeder is the Education Liaison librarian at Portland State University, an urban access university. Bob works with McNair Scholars and the Summer Bridge students, both of which focus on underrepresented groups in academe.

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