Benchmarking with SciVal in Scholarly Communication and Research Services

By Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, University of Massachusetts Medical School | Apr 25, 2016

UMMS dept benchmarking article graph

Research intelligence tools can greatly facilitate the evaluation of research performance using citation-based measures, enabling libraries to tell better stories about research performance to the faculty and administrators. This article describes a benchmarking project at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

In this webinar, librarian Jenny Delasalle and metrics expert Andrew Plume will walk you through some key article, author and journal metrics and put them in a librarian’s context. They will examine how the metrics are calculated and where you can find them. This seminar approach will provide an excellent overview of several metrics you can use to jumpstart or enhance different initiatives.

Attendees of the 2016 Medical Library Association Conference in Toronto, Canada, are invited to an Elsevier luncheon featuring Dr. Scott Brady, Professor and Head of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Brady will discuss "Life in the Fast Lane: The journey from ​squid axons to Alzheimer’s brains."

Download this free ebooklet to visualize the steps to developing an institutional repository in a series of process flowcharts annotated with tips and tools.

Article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks

By Fred Dylla, STM Reference Group on Scholarly Collaboration Networks | Mar 24, 2016


The global community of librarians, researchers, publishers and scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) needs to work in tandem to improve the article sharing experience.

Grants now open to train LIS professionals and users in developing countries on how to use Research4Life

By Lenny Rhine, Librarians without Borders®/Medical Library Association (USA) | Mar 22, 2016

Lenny Rhine presents HINARI training in Myanmar

In December, MLA announced the expansion of the Librarians without Borders® E-library Training initiative, including the new MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant that focuses on training activities for the Research4Life programs.

In recognition of International Women's Day, we would like to share a selection of articles below explore the role of gender in research performance and how analyses of gender and IS should employ gender theory.

Three C’s of library leadership in the Pacific Rim: culture, context, change

Interview with Irene Herold, University Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | Feb 22, 2016

Irene Herold, University Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

In this interview, University Librarian Irene Herold discusses library leadership in the context of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, continuous change in LIS, and higher education.

In this webinar three experienced librarians will explore outreach activities to engage various user groups, and how services and a physical space - like a research commons or makerspace - can enhance collaboration, interdisciplinarity and raise the profile of the library.

Download the Library Connect Digest 2015 for the year's best content in one printable PDF, covering library and information science topics such as academic identity, metrics, research data, and more.