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LIVE EVENT: Journey to Research Impact @ ALA Midwinter

How librarians are helping researchers and institutions measure and manage their research impact

Jan 05, 2015

You are cordially invited to The Hunter Forum, hosted by Elsevier Library Connect at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference:

Journey to Research Impact

How librarians are helping researchers and institutions measure and manage their research impact
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago
(Refreshments provided)


Librarians are increasingly called upon to provide new services to researchers, including helping them to manage their online scholarly profiles, raise the visibility of and gain recognition for their research, and share their research impact with others. Librarians are playing an integral role in enhancing the careers of researchers, and researchers are interacting with librarians to learn about the range of library services that support scientific impact.  As librarians take on these challenges, the library is also entering into collaborations with the Research Office and at senior leadership levels throughout the institution to offer new services to help researchers raise their reputations.

In Journey to Research Impact, our speakers will share how technology, information and researcher metrics initiatives are currently serving researchers and how they are contributing to the research enterprise.   


Rewarding the Tool Builders

Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Emerging technologies and digital initiatives to support research software developers

Managing Researcher Reputation and Metrics
Emily McElroy, Director of the McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tools and metrics used to manage researcher productivity, collaboration and performance

Vision of the Researcher Journey

Wouter Haak, Vice President of Product Strategy, Elsevier
An exploration of pressures upon and the needs of researchers throughout their careers

Christopher Erdmann is an author, developer and experimenter in the areas of digital libraries, social networking, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics and data services in libraries. He has previously worked for organizations such as the European Southern Observatory, Supreme Court of the US, United Nations, University of Washington, Smithsonian (NMAH) and CNET. Chris holds an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool and a BA from the University of California, Davis.
Emily McElroy is Director of the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has held positions at a number of medical and ARL institutions, including Associate University Librarian for Content Management and Systems at Oregon Health and Science University, Head of Acquisitions at New York University, and Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian at University of Oregon.
Wouter Haak is Vice President, Product Strategy of Elsevier Research Applications & Platform. In this role, Wouter is responsible for the product strategy for Elsevier products that touch the researcher, including Scopus, ScienceDirect and Mendeley. The department’s overall aim is to leverage technology to improve research outcomes by building solutions on top of content.   
SPACE IS LIMITED and early registration is suggested. Register by January 15, 2015.