The growing demand for publication analysis and research impact measurement at academic, government, and corporate institutions has led a growing number of librarians to begin offering bibliometric services to their users. Bibliometrics, the quantitative analysis of research publications, seeks to understand how research publications are produced, what they are about, and the impact they have had.
Librarians are uniquely positioned to meet this growing demand. Their knowledge of scholarly communication, their skills in information retrieval and management, and their position as a neutral third party combine to make librarians natural partners in research evaluation efforts.
This symposium seeks to bring together librarians from a range of institutions to share expertise, ideas, and best practices in providing bibliometric services. Through a blend of keynote presentations, poster sessions, and training, we hope to inspire and empower librarians to embrace this emerging dimension of librarianship.
The symposium will be held on August 20 and 21 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Natcher Conference Center located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Visit the NIH website for directions, visitor information, and a map of the campus.
All visitors will need to go through a security check and be issued a visitor badge on arrival. Please have a photo ID with you and allow at least 20-30 minutes for this process.
Poster Submissions Being Accepted Now
If you are a librarian or information professional already active in this area, submit a proposal for the poster sessions. We welcome submissions on formal or informal bibliometric service programs, specific projects completed, or lessons learned in providing bibliometric services. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2018. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and notifications of accepted posters will be made by May 15, 2018.