More than 30 proposals were submitted from developed and developing countries, and the recipients — announced September 14 — are from Ethiopia, Honduras and the US. Donated by the Elsevier Foundation, this year’s $20,000 in awards will fund training workshops and an update of Hinari training videos.

As I read through some listserv discussions on whether academic libraries should promote Banned Books Week, I wondered whether Elsevier had any banned books in its history. After all, the modern-day publishing company has been operating since 1880. And I discovered — via colleagues in the Amsterdam headquarters — a tale that I hadn’t known about.

How do you ensure your information literacy training is compelling and covering the right material? In this webinar, two librarians and a library-based copyright expert will discuss interesting ways to enhance your information literacy instruction in the classroom and beyond.

What emerging healthcare trends will affect medical librarians over the next 10 years?

By Stacy Hartung, Elsevier Clinical Solutions | July 26, 2016

MOSAIC survey results

At MOSAIC 2016, one of the largest gatherings of medical librarians and health information professions in the world, we asked 80 attendees to share with us what emerging trend in healthcare will affect their role the most over the next 10 years. 

By learning about new publishing and open science tools and introducing them to researchers, librarians and information professionals can have a positive impact on researchers’ workflows, including helping researchers share and manage data more effectively.

Rebuilding a Malawian library after disaster

By Jenny Hayes, Book Aid International | June 10, 2016

Mzuzu University's library after the fire

Book Aid International – with support from Elsevier – helps to restock the shelves at Mzuzu University Library after a fire that consumed the building and all of its books.

Originally shared in 2014, this poster is a fun way to encourage grad students and other library users to explore new skills this summer at the library.

Talking to your researchers about the h-index

By Jenny Delasalle, Freelance Librarian | May 24, 2016

h-graph for David Neal

This article explains how the h-index is calculated, why it will vary depending on the data source, accounting for discipline and career stage, how to improve the h-index and alternatives to the h-index.

The webinar presenters field questions and respond to comments, such as “What is the difference between the h-index and g-index?” and “Do writing articles in collaboration and open-access publishing improve visibility?”

Monthly webinars on different topics are available in both English and German, are free to attend and can be viewed live or on demand. Webinar topics include metrics, author profiles, content coverage, search tips, APIs and more. Find out more about how to reap higher returns on your Scopus investment.