Webinars & Podcasts

A series of live and recorded educational, online talks and interviews, designed for librarians. We aim to help librarians and informational professionals gain insight into emerging new information technologies and expert opinion from their peers and publishers on some of the most pressing and relevant issues faced by librarians today.

Webinars: often hosted in collaboration with organizational partners and the broader community, our webinars are free to attend and include lively Q&As at the end of each session - all you need is an internet connection and access to a telephone or computer headset. 

Podcasts: Explore our growing series of educational and collaborative podcast, including tutorials and interviews designed to keep you up to date on news, trends and developments in publishing and technology, as they happen.

Upcoming Webinars

The Shift to Electronic Curriculum Materials due the Pandemic.
A Mathematics Case Study.

About the webinar

With digital curriculum materials a hot topic on campuses worldwide, join an author, an editor, and a librarian to hear about how Springer Nature collections support the virtual teaching environment. Mathematics will be in the spotlight, as editor Loretta Bartolini reflects on what she wishes she had known about Springer’s digital collections as an instructor, and the breadth and depth of mathematics textbooks available. Author Sheldon Axler will talk about the perennial appeal of his bestselling textbook Linear Algebra Done Right, selecting other titles from the catalog, and adapting his teaching during the pandemic. Librarian Tim Strawn will discuss trends in eBook acquisitions for curriculum support at California Polytechnic State University where he is Executive Director of Collections Strategy & Discovery.

This 1-hour webinar will feature talks by all three guest speakers, followed by a lively Q&A session.

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Guest speaker Loretta Bartolini, Editor, Mathematics, Springer Nature 

Loretta Bartolini is a mathematician who spent eight years in research and teaching positions before transitioning into publishing. As a Springer editor, she has a keen interest in ensuring that the literature keeps up with the evolution of mathematics and how it is taught. Her portfolio encompasses university textbooks of all levels, including the flagship series Graduate Texts in Mathematics and Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics.

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Guest speaker Sheldon Axler, Professor of Mathematics, San Francisco State University

Sheldon Axler is Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University. He has won teaching awards at MIT and Michigan State University. His career achievements include the Mathematical Association of America’s Lester R. Ford Award for expository writing, election as Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, over a decade as Dean of the College of Science & Engineering at San Francisco State University, member of the Council of the American Mathematical Society, member of the Board of Trustees of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of the Mathematical Intelligencer. His publications include the widely used textbook Linear Algebra Done Right.

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Guest speaker Tim Strawn, Executive Director, Collections Strategy & Discovery, Kennedy Library California Polytechnic State University

Tim Strawn is the Executive Director of Collections Strategy & Discovery at Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University, a position he has held for more than 10 years. Tim has also worked for the UCLA libraries, Harvard College Library and the University of Texas, Austin libraries. Tim was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from the American Library Association in 2012 and Kennedy Library received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2014, the first university library in California to receive the honor since it was first awarded in 2000.

Database Training Webinars

AdisInsight: How to find the information you need

Angela Panetta
Daniela Ranzani, M.Sc.

About the webinar

AdisInsight is a scientifically focused, integrated database of information about drug development, clinical trials, adverse events, commercial deals, and patents.

These sessions will be hosted by a member of our expert Product team - Angela Panetta or Daniela Ranzani, M.Sc. They will show you:

  • What AdisInsight is and how it can benefit you
  • How to use the Search function to find the information you need
  • How to use some of the clever features of the site

Springer Nature Experiments: How to find the protocols & methods you need

Robin Padilla, Ph.D.
Dr Sarada Ramachandran
Dr Satyavati Kharde

About the webinar

Springer Nature Experiments helps users find and evaluate protocols and methods in the life sciences. It contains 65,000+ articles from SpringerProtocols, Nature Protocols and Nature Methods: 

These sessions will be hosted by a member of our expert Product team - Robin Padilla, Ph.D, Dr Sarada Ramachandran or Dr Sayavati Kharde. They will show you: 

  • What Springer Nature Experiments is and how it can help you
  • How to search and filter your keywords 
  • How to evaluate the content and access the information you need 
  • How to navigate across different protocols and method content 
  • How to use Antibody pages for your experiments

Latest PodcastsFind more on Soundcloud

Discover our evolving series of educational and collaborative podcasts, including tutorials and interviews designed for the librarian community. 


In this 4-part podcast series, Laird Barrett, Digital Product Manager at Springer Nature joins Heather Flanagan, Program Director at SeamlessAccess.org, to discuss a range of topics: what is SeamlessAccess, how it benefits end-users, what drove Springer Nature to become the first academic publisher to implement SeamlessAccess on Nature.com, why librarians are raising privacy concerns, the difference between SeamlessAccess and GetFTR, and more.

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