Bibliometrics and Research Assessment:

A Symposium for Librarians and Information Professionals


Monday, October 31, 2016, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (on-site training)


National Institutes of Health

Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland



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


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. 


Day 1 will feature two internationally-renowned keynote speakers,
<> Ludo 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 Thomson, 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. 


Day 2 features a hands-on training session where participants will learn how
to perform basic bibliometric analyses, including measuring citation impact
and creating various kinds of bibliometric networks. 


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 helps 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.  


Registration:   <> (note: Generous support from our
sponsors enable this Symposium to be provided free of charge to the
information community. Space is limited so early registration is


View symposium details and schedule at:   <> 


Questions about this event:  Please contact Chris Belter
([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  ) and
Ya-Ling Lu ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ).


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