PHarma Talks

The goal of Pharma Talks is to bring the PHT Community together, members and vendor partners, for professional development, exchange of best practices, networking, and to learn about new information products and services.

PHarma Talks: “Transforming Data into Knowledge Using Power BI" by Chrissy Geluk, CEO of Librarian At Your Service

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


Please register by clicking this linkThere is no cost for attendees of this event.


About this Event

The session will focus on leveraging Power BI®  (Microsoft Business Intelligence software) on how to tell “THAT” story. That story refers to delivering actionable results from a search or analysis, that helps the reader understand the data and what it means to them. Examples of data that can be transformed are: usage metrics, company research, patent search results, and more!

The session is structured for both new users to Power BI and those that may be using Power BI (or even Tableau) on a regular basis. It will begin with an initial overview of Power BI (datasets, reports and its pages, and dashboards) and building the visuals to tell the story you need. While the focus is on Power BI and building a final deliverable, there will be some discussion on other "intelligence tools" and how to share the deliverable that fits within your organization. A true example will drive the anatomy of Power BI and its deliverable; and with a prayer to the demo gods, a Power BI deliverable will (hopefully) be built from raw data live using the tips learned throughout the session.

Some Key Takeaways

  • Understanding between Power BI datasets, reports and dashboards
  • Appreciation of the available "tools" to shape & transform your data into knowledge
  • Exploration of how Power BI interacts with the rest of the Power Platform & M365 families


Chrissy Geluk, CEO, Principal, and Founder of Librarian At Your Service LLC.

Christine was first introduced to SharePoint over 10 years ago when she migrated the corporate library site using SharePoint 2010 Foundation. Since then, Chrissy has continued to learn and apply other Microsoft O365/M365 apps like Power BI in order to help her clients achieve their ultimate business goals. 

Christine launched her own information services business providing literature searches and analyses, content management and development, and end-user training in 2015 after more than 20 years with a multinational pharmaceutical company.

Chrissy earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Fordham (Go RAMS!), and her graduate degree in information science from Simmons. Chrissy has also held numerous volunteer leadership positions with SLA, PIUG and AIIP including PHT Chair in 2008. Connect with Chrissy via her website at

PHT Vendor Showcase with Springer Nature, Wolters Kluwer, the New England Journal of Medicine Group, and taylor & francis

Wed, Feb 17, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

About this Event

Please join SLA's Pharmaceutical & Health Technology (PHT) Community as our Vendor Partners present updates. Each of the listed vendors will speak for 10 minutes and take questions at the end of the session.

Please register by clicking this link.

Featured Vendors

Springer Nature

Speaker: Christina Sontag
Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

New England Journal of Medicine Group

Speaker: David Kipp
NEJM Group creates high-quality medical resources for research, learning, practice and professional development designed to meet the demand for essential medical knowledge among intermediaries who serve the research and medical communities, e.g., publishing, technology and pharmaceutical organizations, academic researchers and teachers, physicians, clinicians, executives and others in medicine and healthcare. NEJM Group products include the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, and NEJM Journal Watch. NEJM Group is a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Wolters Kluwer

Speakers: Ian Bergin and Glenn McAlpine
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that help healthcare professionals build clinical competency and effective decision-making to improve outcomes.

Taylor & Francis

Speakers: Dani Cargill and Mary Yianni 
Taylor & Francis provides researchers access to knowledge and understanding that fuel new growth at every turn. With over 2,700 journal titles, we provide you the tools and resources to put your research into action for your organization.

This will be a good opportunity to learn what's new with their information and content offerings in the pharma and medical devices arena. Vendor Showcases are being planned monthly so all of our 30+ valued vendors will have a chance to "meet" with PHT Community and other SLA members.

Thanks to sponsorship from our participating vendor partners, this monthly series comes at no cost to attendees.

PHarma Talks: "Growing the Information Center – A Case Study," Kimberly Flanagan-Bouchard

Tue, Jan 26, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

About this Event

Corporate libraries provide a wealth of information and critical services for their companies, supporting bottom-line revenue. They are often overlooked, undervalued, and ultimately eliminated as 'the cost center that just spends too much money."  It's either in their absence or during decisive times (e.g., FDA submissions) that the company feels the gap. In talking about her experience at Daiichi Sankyo, Kimberly will explain how she helped leadership understand the value the library brings, avoid that 'gap,' and why the library could no longer operate on "bubble gum and rubber bands" if the company wanted to accomplish its mission.


Kimberly A. Flanagan-Bouchard, Associate Director, Competitive Intelligence & Library Services, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Kimberly A. Flanagan-Bouchard has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years as an information professional.  In 2014, she started as a contractor in the Scientific Library of Daiichi Sankyo, and advanced to Associate Director to manage the strategic vision of the Competitive Intelligence & Library Services, spearheading a globalization effort to support a growing employee base worldwide.  Previously, Kimberly was with Johnson & Johnson, where she developed an Pinnacle Award-winning global information service for the quality & compliance organization, and was Chair of J&J's global information professional group.

Kimberly lives in Sayreville, NJ with her husband Michael and their three teenage boys. She is an avid reader, loves music, gardening, animals and good wine, and takes great pride in being a mom to her sons.  She is an advocate for life-long learning, and not taking life too seriously. You'll always find her laughing, watching Golden Girl re-runs, and speaking in fluid movie quotes.

Write up

View Susie Corbett's write up of Kimberly's talk on SLA Connect