Webinar: Librarians, You Already Know How to Address the Reproducibility Crisis in Science!
MLA February Webinar: Librarians, You Already Know How to Address the Reproducibility Crisis in Science!
Topic: Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis
When: Wednesday, February 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time
Concerns about the reproducibility of scientific studies are well-known, but you may not know that many recommendations to improve reproducibility require services and expertise that librarians have, especially in relation to transparency, sharing, and publishing. Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis shows you how to improve science and the status of your library.
Librarians who work with researchers; librarians who teach, conduct, or assist with evidence-synthesis or critical appraisal; and managers and directors who are interested in allocating resources toward supporting research rigor. No prior knowledge or skills required. Basic knowledge of scholarly research and publishing helpful.
Franklin Sayre is the liaison librarian for the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota,. He teaches evidence-based practice and supports reproducible research and computational methods at his institution.
Amy Riegelman is a social sciences librarian at the University of Minnesota, where she serves as the liaison for psychology, educational psychology, child development, and speech-language-hearing sciences. She coleads a library systematic review service and has published and presented on reproducibility, preprints, and identification of retracted articles.
Riegelman and Sayre have published together on the reproducibility crisis and maintain a Reproducibility Bibliography site at their university.
Coming in March
- Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great, Thursday, March 14, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time
Take your research guides from good to great with techniques and guidance from an experienced web professional and LibGuides expert! Learn how to make your guides user friendly on multiple device types; how to identify and fix accessibility problems, especially for users with disabilities; and how to get user data that enable you to improve your guides and demonstrate their impact.
You will learn through demonstrations, Q&A, discussion questions, live polling, and a hands-on activity. You will leave empowered to evaluate and improve your guides and equipped to serve as an ambassador for best practices in research guides at your institution.