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Bibliometrics & Research Assessment: A Symposium for Librarians & Information Professionals

The National Institutes of Health Library and the SLA Maryland Chapter are pleased to present Bibliometrics and Research Assessment: A Symposium for Librarians and Information Professionals.

Join us at the main National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland for this free symposium and training. Librarians and information professionals from academic, corporate, and government institutions will share expertise, ideas and best practices in the production and delivery of research assessment services.

The day will feature two internationally-renowned keynote speakersLudo Waltman, Researcher, Centre for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University, The Netherlands and Katy Börner, Distinguished Professor of Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington discussing current trends in the fields of bibliometrics and research assessment (sponsored by Elsevier and Clarivate Analytics Inc.​, respectively); a poster session featuring librarians and information professionals from 27 institutions who provide these services; and a group discussion on the role of librarians in research assessment.

Registration for this class is no longer available.

Everyone is welcome to watch the keynote speakers online via http://videocast.nih.gov.

Why attend: The growing demand for bibliometric and research assessment services represents a significant change in how patrons find and use information. Bibliometrics and assessment analytics help to understand: who produces research at institutions; who they collaborate with; what their research is about; and what impact their research has had. Many librarians at research institutions have begun offering research assessment services to their users.

Librarians and other information professionals are uniquely positioned to provide access to research information. Using bibliometric and research assessment methods and tools, they can now also provide context, impact, and relevancy to that information.

Program Schedule:

October 31: Content Sessions (Building 10: Lipsett Amphitheater and FAES Terrace)

  • 8:30-9:30: Registration (outside Lipsett) 

  • 9:30-10:40: Introduction and Keynote 1: Dr. Ludo Waltman, CWTS, Leiden University (Lipsett)
                       Citation Analysis: State of the Art, Good Practices, and Future Developments

  • 10:40-11:00: Break (outside Lipsett)

  • 11:00-12:00: Keynote 2: Dr. Katy Bö​rner, CNS, Indiana University (Lipsett)
                         Network Data Visualization Literacy

  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00-3:00: Poster session (FAES Terrace)

  • 3:00-4:00: Issues and methods discussion (Lipsett)

  • 4:00-4:15: Closing remarks

  • 4:15: Reception (outside Lipsett)

Directions and visitor information: https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/visitor-information/getting-nih

Note: All visitors will need to go through a security check to enter NIH and be issued a visitor pass. Please have your photo ID with you.

The event is at the Clinical Center (Building 10) in the NIH Bethesda campus. When you go through security, they should show you a map of how to get to Building 10. Take the south entry of Building 10. The Lipsett Amphitheater (where the keynotes will take place) is easily accessible from the south lobby of Building 10. Here is a map of Building 10 (PDF).

If you drive and come to the gateway center on Rockville Pike, there’s a visitor parking lot that you can use without having your car inspected. A campus map is available. Note that you still need to get through a security check in this case.

Hotel: There is no hotel block for this event.

Questions about this event: Please contact Chris Belter (christopher.belter@nih.gov) and Ya-Ling Lu (ya-ling.lu@nih.gov).

Generously sponsored by: Elsevier, Clarivate Analytics Inc., Altmetric, EBSCO, RedLink, Science-Metrix, ZAI

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).​​​