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WEBINAR May 18 | High-impact library services and outreach

Apr 28, 2017


Where can your expertise have the greatest impact on their success?


In this webinar librarians share their inspiration and process for developing high-impact library services. The head of research and instructional services at a university library discusses how she and her team are aligning library instruction with high-impact educational practices to increase engagement and retention. The head of a medical library serving a spectrum of healthcare professionals describes the development and evolution of a systematic review service. And a law librarian shares how he helps faculty increase productivity and get published faster using an open access repository of abstracts and preprints/working papers.


High-impact library services and outreach

Student success * Systematic reviews * Scholarly communication

Thursday, May 18, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. North American EDT (16:00-17:00 BST, 17:00-18:00 CEST)





  • Scaffolding library instruction throughout students’ studies

  • Supporting undergraduate research and living learning communities

  • Identifying the informationist’s role in the 7 steps of a systematic review

  • Managing users’ expectations with service-level agreements

  • Improving scholarly communication via working papers/preprints

  • Ensuring research papers are discoverable on SSRN with targeted metadata


Bill Draper

J. William (Bill) Draper, Reference Librarian, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Bill is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences. He is in his 25th year at Penn Law, after working at other law schools. For the last 11 years, he has been responsible for all faculty postings to SSRN. Bill has two now-published law review articles posted on SSRN.


Donna GibsonDonna Gibson, Director of Library Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center


Donna executes knowledge management initiatives and delivers services that enhance the user’s information retrieval experience from start to finish. This includes partnering with users to better understand how published literature, information services, technology, and social networking tools integrate within their work environment at MSK, one of the world’s premier cancer centers. More …


Katy Kavanagh WebbKaty Kavanagh Webb, Assistant Professor | Head, Research and Instructional Services, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University


Katy leads a team of 11 individuals who teach more than 350 information literacy classes and provide 200+ research consultations per year. She is also very active in professional education, recently as a joint organizer of the NC Bibliographic Instruction Group (NC-BIG) Camp Unconference and speaking at LOEX and IFLA, among other activities. She is the author of the Library Ideas Blog. More …





Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the presenters questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.


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Note: This webinar was originally entitled "Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing." The title was changed to more accurately reflect the  contents.