Conference Program

APLIC Connects:
Capitalizing on our Networks

March 28-30, 2016
Washington, DC

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Note : As we confirm speakers the time, day, or descriptions of some events may change.

Monday, March 28, 2016
1:00 – 3:45 p.m.


NIH: National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Reading Room & Rotunda exhibit

8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894

The NLM’s History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease. Holdings include pre-1914 books, pre-1871 journals, archives and modern manuscripts, medieval and Islamic manuscripts, a collection of printed books, manuscripts, and visual material in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; historical prints, photographs, films, and videos; pamphlets, dissertations, theses, college catalogs, and government documents. The current exhibition in the Rotunda is Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives

Important information about security protocols: Please review the information at the NIH Campus Access page for information about entering as a visitor.


 NIH Medical History Archive image of Red Cross recreation area
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

APLIC Board Meeting

All members are invited to attend.

Cleveland 1

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Washington Room 1

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Welcome, Networking, and Icebreakers

Julia Cleaver, Ipas (bio)
Sarah Burns, Pathfinder (bio)
Alli Buehler, Ipas (bio)

Get to know your colleagues better, connect with new members and long-time friends, discover common ground and sources of support from within the APLIC network.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 -12:00 p.m.

Design Thinking in KM

Arno Boersma (bio)
World Bank Group

At most organizations, managing knowledge is an ongoing challenge. Knowledge management is often not where we want it to be and some would say KM is grasping for its last breath. Design Thinking – a “human-centered” approach used to create new product or services solutions – could be its much-needed lifesaver. It has everything KM needs to survive and even thrive. By applying the fundamental characteristics of Design Thinking – experimental, collaborative, human-centered, and optimistic – to KM initiatives, a powerful combination emerges. The presentation will underline this much-needed combination by way of real life examples.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


On own


1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

APLIC Business Meeting

All members are invited to attend.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Developing New Services in Science Libraries

Alvin Hutchinson (bio)
Smithsonian Libraries

Developing new services is key to the survival of science libraries in the future. Because much of the scientific literature is available directly to scientists online rather than going through the librarian as a broker, it will be additional services provided by librarians that define the library’s utility. Alvin Hutchinson will describe the life cycle of new service development and highlight several new services that are taking place in research libraries today.

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Lightning Talks

Libraries Can Lead: Using SharePoint 2013 to Increase Organizational Effectiveness

LiMin Fields (bio)

Short demonstration of our intranet portal which was developed to support staff internal information needs and influence organizational behavior by documenting and communicating key business processes, policies and standards. Demonstration will include a quick tour of the PAI homepage, professional development resource page, and the shared organizational calendar.

Using Zotero for Managing Citations (and, optionally, your life)

Elana Broch (bio)
Donald E. Stokes Library for Public and International Affairs & Population Research, Princeton University

I’ve come to embrace Zotero as a great bibliographic citation manager. It’s free and works on both Macs and PCs. You can sync across machines, save PDFs of full text, and photos. Its write-and-cite capability is very user friendly.

“You did that with PowerPoint?!” Making fun and informative videos with simple, everyday tools

Allison Long (bio)

In this session, I will demonstrate how you can use PowerPoint and other easy-to-use tools to create fun and informative videos for results dissemination, library services promotion, or anything else your heart desires.

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Restaurant Nora InteriorBanquet

Restaurant Nora

2132 Florida Avenue NW Washington, DC

“America’s first certified organic restaurant.”
The banquet is included in your conference registration.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Lightning Talks

NIH Biosketch & Federal Public Access Policies

Mary White (bio)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

This session will cover the NIH and other Federal Public Access Policies and their compliance requirements, including a hands-on tour of the bibliography management and compliance monitoring functions in My NCBI. The session will also introduce the new NIH Biographical Sketch format requirements effective for NIH and AHRQ grant applications.

Insights about Publication Metrics and Analytics Through InCites

Tom Zamojcin (bio)
Thompson Reuters

InCites is a customized, web-based research evaluation tool that allows you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide. With customized citation data, global metrics, and multidimensional profiles on the leading research institutions, InCites gives comprehensive insight into your institution’s performance. And with robust visualization and reporting tools, you can create and share reports quickly and easily.

sloth's perspective on the world

MyNCBI . . . oh my !

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 -12:00 p.m.

APLIC as a Community of Practice: How are we Doing? What’s Next?

Julia Cleaver (bio), Ipas
Sarah Burns (bio),
Christopher Lindahl (bio),

After this session, participants will have a stronger sense of community with their APLIC colleagues, understanding:

  • How APLIC can be an important professional community
  • How to engage outside of conferences and
  • What tools are available to support community engagement
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.


On own

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.


Foundation Center

Foundation Center
1627 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006

The Foundation Center’s library is a private facility open to visitors seeking information related to philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit management. Staff members provide extensive reference assistance and training on related topics. The library allows its patrons to gain knowledge about grantmakers, their grants, and all aspects of fundraising, philanthropy, and nonprofit management. It houses a growing collection of books, periodicals, and other print and electronic resources.


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