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Upcoming events

    • 10/30/2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • 12/31/2015
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online
    While the literature search is likely to be the main responsibility of information professionals involved in systematic review projects, there are other aspects of these projects that would benefit from our input.


    In this first of two webinars, the presenters will outline the processes and tools for developing a systematic review protocol and then translating the protocol into a publishable search methodology. The session will focus on best practices and standards (including PRISMA, Cochrane, and Institute of Medicine), communication with team members, and appropriate reporting of methodology.



    Presenters


    Mark MacEachern is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.



    Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist and coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Service in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the Universityof Michigan–Ann Arbor.
    • 11/04/2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • 12/31/2015
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online
    In the highly competitive world of biomedical research, investigators and institutions must be able to demonstrate the significance and importance of their research to academia, the public, and the clinical community. 


    Librarians can play a vital role in partnering with individuals, groups, and institutions to determine how to track the impact of research. 


    This webinar will help librarians understand how to find and interpret a variety of traditional and new metrics for assessing research impact, including h-index, percentile ranking, and altmetrics.  The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to tools that can be used to create visualizations to help illustrate research metrics in visually striking and easy-to-understand formats.


    Presenter


    Lisa Federer, AHIP, currently serves as research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library, where she provides training and support in the management, organization, and reuse of biomedical research data


    • 12/09/2014
    • 4:30 PM (EST)
    • 12/30/2015
    • 11:30 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE
    While the literature search is likely to be the main responsibility of information professionals involved in systematic review projects, there are other aspects of these projects that would benefit from our input.


    In this second of two webinars, the presenters will give an overview of resources and strategies for managing the data produced during the systematic review process.


    Special attention will be given to systematic review software, management of the citation results, the appraisal process, and strategies for overcoming complications and challenges that tend to arise when data are shared inter-departmentally or cross-institutionally.


    Presenters

    Mark MacEachern is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.


    Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist and coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Service in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the Universityof Michigan–Ann Arbor.

    • 04/21/2015
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Bluemle Life Sciences Building at Thomas Jefferson University, Rm. *105/107 233 South 10th Street, Philadelphia PA 19107



    Wine and Cheese Reception

    Austin Morris Jr. of Morris Risk Management will discuss cyber- crime motivations, an overview of cybersecurity, stories from the virtual battlefield, cyber liabilities (including some potential financial and legal responsibilities resulting from data breaches), human behaviors that can lead to breaches, how to respond to a cyber-attack, cyber insurance and how to build a strong cyber risk management strategy.


    Cybersecurity is a critical global and organizational issue. Organizations of all sizes and types are exposed to cyber risk. Please join us for this important and timely presentation.


    Agenda:


    4:00-5:00 pm Registration with wine & cheese reception

    5:00-6:00 pm Austin Morris Jr followed by Q&A

    6:15-7:00 pm Networking with colleagues

    Cost:
    Association and chapter members: $10
    Non-members: $20
    Retirees, students and in-between jobs: $5


    This is a joint program sponsored by the Special Libraries Association Philadelphia Chapter and Philadelphia Regional Chapter Medical Library Association

    We greatly appreciate the generosity of our 2015 Annual Business Partners Bronze level sponsors The Deal and Ovid, Wolters Kluwer Health







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