Webinar: Predatory Publishing Practices Wednesday April 10

We are pleased to announce our next SCR CONNECTions webinar, Predatory Publishing Practices – What Librarians Need to Know. This topic is one on the rise in the library world, so I hope many of you will be able to attend! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10th at 10am CT / 9am MT for this fantastic session presented by guest speakers Chris Gaspard and Emme Lopez of the UT Health San Antonio Library.

Full details on the session as well as login instructions can be found below or on our website<https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/connections>. No registration is required. The session will be eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be recorded for future viewing. Please feel free to pass on this information to any interested parties!

For those you missed our March SCR CONNECTions webinar, What’s Nutrition Got to Do With It? An Introduction to Online and Community-Based Resources for Successful Aging, the recording is now available! You can find the video link on our Archived Webinars page<https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/archived-webinars> or watch the video directly here: https://youtu.be/yebQIklpWhs.


Title: Predatory Publishing Practices – What Librarians Need to Know Guest Speaker: Chris Gaspard, MSLS, and Emme Lopez, MLS, University of Texas Health San Antonio Libraries

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Description: The current academic discussion surrounding predatory publishing and practices is growing. More and more often, librarians find themselves in the role of facilitating decisions about whether a journal is reputable and where to publish. As publishing has become more complex, so have the questions that librarians need to field.

After attending this webinar, participants will:

*   Place predatory publishing in the context of the changing publishing industry
*   Understand why scholars might publish in disreputable journals
*   Note the impact of predatory publishing on science and health
*   Feel empowered by gaining the tools to make informed decisions.

Speaker Bio: Chris Gaspard is a librarian at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Briscoe Library. She has been with the Health Science Center for over 29 years and has worked not only in the Library but also in the Department of Family and Community Medicine as well as being the program administrator in the Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care, Department of Medicine. Chris is currently the Head of Liaison Services and serves as the Liaison Librarian to the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She assists all UT Health faculty, staff, students, and residents and has provided search support for many research projects. Chris also provides health information literacy instruction on evidence-based practice and database use both in the classroom and online via LibGuides. She has her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and her master’s degree in Library Science with a specialization in Health Informatics from University of North Texas.

Emme Lopez currently serves as the Library Liaison to the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio. During her 7+ years as an academic librarian at UT Health San Antonio, Vanderbilt University, and UT San Antonio, Emme has published in the American Journal of Infection Control, produced an oral history project in support of the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, and assisted countless patrons in finding what they needed. Emme values creatively connecting users with the resources they need to move forward with research and achieve success in their projects. This has driven her to create point-of-need guides, interactive learning modules, and the tools to be discussed in the webinar.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com.
  2. Enter the session number: 620 460 567​​​​​​​​​ and password: webinar
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  5. Select your audio connection preference:

*Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada toll number) Enter access code: 620 460 567​​​​​​​​​ # Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #

  1. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For live captioning, please use http://livewrite-ncc.appspot.com/attend?event=cit001

For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223.

Sarah Miles, MLIS/MA
Health Professions Coordinator
NNLM South Central Region
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd | Fort Worth, TX 76107 sarah.miles@unthsc.edu<mailto:sarah.miles@unthsc.edu> | (817) 735-2236

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