Welcome to the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the 
Medical Library Association


Upcoming events

    • 10/29/2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Room 248, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Temple University
    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.


    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

    • 12/03/2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Room 248, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Temple University
    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.


    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.

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