How librarians are raising researchers’ reputations
How librarians are raising researchers’ reputations:
An exploration of academic networks, profiles and analysis
With the continued extension of the academic research enterprise – both locally and globally – librarians are being asked to support researchers and the research organization with new services. Learn how three librarians from leading institutions are implementing data, tools and strategies to advance their researchers and strengthen their organizations' research mission during a free Library Connect webinar.
CHRIS ERDMANN, Head Librarian, John G. Wolbach Library and Information Resource Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
HEATHER CHISHOLM, Programme Manager for Collaboration and Student Centric Streams, Information Technology and Service Department, Imperial College London
WOUTER GERRITSMA, Subject Librarian - Plant Sciences, Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre) Library
•Establishing researchers’ identity and authority
•Sharing and collaborating remotely
•Collecting, annotating and storing bibliographies
•Developing international visibility
•Applying academic networks and profiles, such as Mendeley, ORCID and Scopus
Registration is required for this live 50-minute webcast. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the panelists questions. Questions for the panel can be submitted in advance during the registration process. The webcast is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier’s Library Connect program for academic, health sciences, corporate and government librarians.
RecordedSep 12 201357 mins
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Join our librarian presenters to learn how they are using a variety of tactics and tools to showcase their institution's research. Discover how they work with stakeholders from researchers to the research office to raise the visibility of scholarly outputs, and the library's profile at the same time.
Todd Bruns, Eastern Illinois University; Dudee Chiang, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Jean P. Shipman, Elsevier
Discover how librarians are enriching their reports and presentations to key library stakeholders with multimedia and data visualizations. Get ideas on how to give library users a platform to tell their stories about the library. Learn more about tools that can help you gain insight into and share information about your institution's research activities and performance.
Registration is required for this live webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the presenters questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.
Cannot attend on November 16? Register for the webinar and you will be notified when it can be viewed online after the event.
Max Dumoulin, V. President, Institutional Offerings; Chinmay Panigrahi, Senior Product Manager, E-PIC
Join us for an overview of a complimentary analytics dashboard available to you as a librarian whose institution subscribes to Elsevier products and tools. Elsevier Product Insights for Customers (E-PIC) offers a unique view of your institution's engagement with Elsevier's research content and tools. These insights on product usage and your researchers’ collaboration and impact can help inform your library decision making and enhance messaging to your library stakeholders. Find out why librarians using the E-PIC dashboard describe it as a one-stop shop for analysis, user-friendly and highly visual.
Jonathan Hartmann, Georgetown Univ Medical Center; Robert Phillips, Univ of Florida
The webinar presenters will provide an overview of APIs (application programming interfaces - see definition below) and a broad look at various use cases within the library from updating library systems to conducting research or facilitating access for other researchers.
Specific use cases include using an API for text mining (clinical applications) and using APIs to update an institutional repository.
The webinar is meant for librarians who do not currently have a strong technical background, but who want to familiarize themselves with the technology and its applications.
An API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. In other words, an API is the messenger that delivers your request to the provider that you’re requesting it from and then delivers the response back to you. -- Shana Pearlman, MuleSoft Blog
Elaine Reynolds, Assoc Prof of Biology & Neuroscience, Lafayette College; Rick Misra, PhD, ScienceDirect Product Manager
"What if researchers — particularly those new to certain disciplines or to research itself — could have a Wikipedia-like experience that was streamlined and trusted?" This is the question that led two neuroscientists on a fascinating journey to improve literature search, from exploring users' needs to applying cutting edge technologies.
Students in an introductory and a higher-level class were assessed to determine where they were doing their research, their comfort level with reading reviews and primary literature, how frequently they came across unfamiliar terms, and how they handled cases where they needed additional clarity. Then they were provided the beta version of ScienceDirect Topics, an enhancement to the database that provides links within journal articles to 80,000+ topic pages with citable and trusted definitions that are contextualized within a discipline.
Did it make a difference? Find out by attending the Library Connect webinar: Literature search on a connected path.
Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the presenters questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.
Cannot attend on Sept 29? Register for the webinar and you will be notified when it can be viewed online after the event.
Chris Belter, NIH Library; Ellen Cole, Northumbria University; Andrea Michalek, Plum Analytics
Today’s researchers are obliged to include a variety of metrics in their applications for grant funding, and promotion and tenure files. They also develop online profiles to enhance their reputation and attract collaborators. Whether welcome or worrisome, researcher profiles and metrics have become commonplace. So how can librarians help?
It begins with a conversation. Discover how to put researchers at ease with the notion of metrics, and what metrics can and cannot convey. Find out more about how to select the best metrics for different disciplines and at different stages of the research career. And learn how institutional initiatives, such as instituting the ORCID researcher iD and providing early education, can provide them with lifelong benefits. By helping to clarify and codify certain processes, you will ensure your researchers are their own best advocates.
- Clearing up misconceptions about bibliometric indicators
- Metrics as a means to counterbalance other biases
- Telling researchers’ stories through metrics
- Metrics for different disciplines and career stages
- Promoting ORCID at various points in the researchers’ career
- Touchpoints for researcher training
Bill Draper, Penn Law; Donna Gibson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University
In this webinar librarians share their inspiration and process for developing high-impact library services. The head of research and instructional services at a university library will discuss how she and her team are aligning library instruction with high-impact educational practices to increase engagement and retention. The head of a medical library serving a spectrum of healthcare professionals will describe the development and evolution of a systematic review service. And a law librarian shares how he helps faculty increase productivity and get published faster using an open access repository of abstracts and preprints/working papers.
•Scaffolding library instruction throughout students’ studies
•Supporting undergraduate research and living learning communities
•Identifying the informationist’s role in the 7 steps of a systematic review
•Managing users’ expectations with service-level agreements
•Improving scholarly communication via working papers/preprints
•Ensuring research papers are discoverable on SSRN with targeted metada
As a librarian, you want to introduce your early career researchers to processes and tools that will save them time, improve their workflows, and set them up as good contributors to the scholarly ecosystem. But it can be difficult to keep up-to-date yourself with features across multiple products that address different needs. That’s why we thought we’d try something a little different in our first Library Connect webinar of the year.
We’ve asked a PhD candidate and some of our product whizzes to give you a quick review of features in Mendeley, Scopus, ScienceDirect and Hivebench that can help your researchers work smart, work together and stay up-to-date.
Christian Lauersen, University of Copenhagen; Sarah Wright, Cornell University; Anita de Waard, Elsevier
The era of e-science demands new skill sets and competencies of researchers to ensure their work is accessible, discoverable and reusable. Librarians are naturally positioned to assist in this education as part of their liaison and information literacy services.
In this webinar gain a broad understanding of the open research data management ecosystem and initiatives underway. Our presenters will explore data information literacy needs and competencies identified for grad students and researchers, as well as a curriculum developed by the IMLS-funded Data Information Literacy research project. They will discuss how data labs can serve as a physical and social environment – and interdisciplinary platform – for supporting data literacy education. Learn more about how libraries are expanding the scope of information literacy to include open data and related tools, methods and skills. Be informed of projects and models to store, share and cite data, and provide credit for data sharing.
Amanda Horsman, Université de Moncton; Nina Exner, North Carolina A&T State University; Mark Reed, University of Newcastle
In this webinar, two librarians and a faculty expert in the area of impact will discuss specific examples and steps librarians can take to have a significant and recognizable contribution within the research lifecycle. As a librarian, by applying your specialized knowledge and skills to critical steps in the research lifecycle you create new value and a work paradigm as a partner in the process.
Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University; Jay Bhatt, Drexel University; Chris Morrison, University of Kent
How do you ensure your information literacy training is compelling and covering the right material? In this webinar, three librarians will discuss interesting ways to enhance your information literacy instruction in the classroom and beyond, including addressing complex topics such copyright education and discipline-specific information sources.
Ulla de Stricker, MLS, President, de Stricker Associates
Ulla de Stricker shares tips and recommendations to inform the work information managers need to do in telling their value stories. Moving beyond usage statistics, Ulla will demonstrate how impact measurement is key to making the business case why it’s worth paying for Information Management services. Impact analysis in turn requires understanding of stakeholder groups’ projects and priorities. Strategic planning is required to maximize positive influence on business outcomes, and communication skills are essential in getting the word out. Come away from the webinar with insights you can put to use immediately to prove the value of information managers.
Jenny Delasalle, Freelance Consultant / Librarian; Andrew Plume, Director of Market Intelligence, Elsevier
Do you know what the h-index is, but wonder how it varies among disciplines? Are you curious about metrics beyond the Impact Factor to assess journal quality? In this webinar, discover a basket of metrics you can use to look at author, article and journal impact. Find out the actual formulas for these metrics and tools for calculation or reliable sources. Also, discover how to put the metrics in context when it comes to a particular discipline or career stage.
Meris Mandernach, The Ohio State University; Danianne Mizzy, UNC Chapel Hill; Yvonne Nobis, University of Cambridge
If you build (or offer) it, they will come …
Find out why this maxim is only part of the solution when it comes to library spaces and services. Researchers and faculty do not have to leave their labs or offices to access the information they need to do their work. How then do you – as their librarian – connect with this critical user group? And how do libraries ensure that their research community is making the most of the resources available to them?
In this webinar three experienced librarians, who are leading major initiatives within their universities, will discuss getting to know their research communities and outreach activities to engage various user groups. They will explore how services and a physical space, like a Research Commons within the library, can enhance collaboration, interdisciplinarity and raise the profile of the library. However, “if you build it, they will come” is just part of a broader outlook. Find out why it’s important to venture beyond the library to become a true partner in the academic life and research mission of your institution.
- Different approaches for the library to engage with the research community
- Setting up a research commons or maker space
- High-impact services for researchers
- Strategies for getting to know your stakeholders
- Effective ways to communicate with your communities
- The magic of cross-pollination
In this webinar, three members of the Beyond Downloads project team will discuss the results of interviews, focus groups, and an international survey with more than 1,000 scholars to investigate the ways in which they now access, store, share and use downloaded scholarly articles. By identifying and measuring what traditional metrics fail to examine, the Beyond Downloads project attempts to capture a more complete picture of the use and value of scholarly articles, which is critical for librarians to understand in acquiring, designing and developing library resources and services.
Rachel Borchardt, American University; Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, UMass Medical School; Mike Taylor, Infometrics, Elsevier
Librarians will discuss metrics-related library services for the individual (grad student, faculty/researcher) to inform career development, publishing decisions, etc., and at the department level for the purpose of analysis and benchmarking. Other highlights include an overview of the world of metrics, the mainstreaming of altmetrics, and a look at the new Scopus Article Metrics module.
Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota; Alex Ball, University of Bath; Joe Shell, Mendeley
Join research data librarians and leaders in developing library infrastructure and services, as well as Mendeley's research data expert, for insight into how to help researchers share their research data -- from instruction and tools to motivating them with metrics for research data impact.
Prof. Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee; Manon Burger, Elsevier Journals; Wouter Haak, VP Product Strategy, Elsevier
For librarians as researchers and librarians supporting researchers:
What is your relationship with research?
Conducting research can be richly rewarding in terms of career development, institutional enrichment, and understanding the needs and pressures of library users. Many librarians and information professionals have a dual role with respect to research: leading their own research/participating as part of a research team, and advising other researchers on achieving research impact.
Join our webinar presenters as they explore three critical facets of managing a research career and reputation. Eminent LIS scholar Carol Tenopir will begin with a presentation based on the new Library Connect ebooklet Librarians Do Research Too! She will outline an easy-to-follow blueprint for LIS professionals to begin their own research projects. Manon Burger will then describe how to prepare and promote articles to increase their visibility and attract readers. Wouter Haak concludes with information on measuring research impact via My Research Dashboard, a new service being rolled out to Elsevier authors that includes metrics, such as citations, usage, views, scholarly mentions and more.
Judith Russell, Univ. of Florida; Michael Witt, Purdue Univ., James Toon, Univ. of Edinburgh; Alicia Wise, Elsevier
Many types of institutional and research repositories exist to address different institutional needs, digital collections and research outputs. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the approaches their institutions have taken, their mandates, software and systems, and staffing. They will also look at the relationships involved: between the library and research office, institutions and publishers, and repository staff and authors.
Kimberly Silk, University of Toronto; Mike Mertens, Research Libraries UK; Joel Herndon, Duke University
As researchers and scholars increasingly move toward data-driven research, librarians are offering a growing number of services to support a diverse set of research needs. In this webinar, presenters will discuss large-scale projects and one-to-one consulting at the institute, university and consortium levels. They will explore services provided by librarians with technical expertise in areas such as linked data and data visualization, as well as the role of liaison librarians.
Library Connect webinars feature library professionals, researchers and product experts. In the series, they discuss best practices, professional experiences, and new trends and topics within library and information science.