Many librarians 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.

This Library Connect Blueprint for Success on starting an LIS research project provides inspiration, guidance and resources from a leading LIS researcher.

The self-paced online Librarian Certification Program from Mendeley covers functionality, how to demonstrate Mendeley, and how to promote it to users. Incentives include Mendeley promotional material valued up to $250 and a free premium upgrade for 500 users at the librarian’s institution.

View the webinar, download the slides and link to resources from the Feb. 26, 2015 event with Judith Coffey Russell, University of Florida; Alicia Wise, Elsevier; Michael Witt, Purdue University; and James Toon, University of Edinburgh.

Data mining on vendor-digitized collections

By Lindsay King, Yale University | Jan 21, 2015

Data-mining tools are being used to ask questions none of us could imagine answering before. This article explores the librarian’s role in data mining and provides an example of a collection of data mining experiments in digital humanities.

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 different approaches their institutions have taken, their mandates, software and systems, and staffing.

A collection of article PDFs and additional resources with a focus on metrics, research data, supporting users, and academic identity to enjoy away from your desk and email!

Presenters will share how technology, information and researcher metrics initiatives are currently serving researchers and how they are contributing to the research enterprise.

A role for the library in awakening to the power and potential of institutional metrics for research

Interview with Prema Arasu, Kansas State University Olathe | Dec 4, 2014

Prema Arasu, CEO and Vice Provost, Kansas State University Olathe

A CEO and Vice Provost describes assessing opportunities for strategic international collaborations that align with institutional research priorities, and how the library can and should play a role.

Bringing the library to first-year students: The Halls of Residence Librarian Programme

By The University of the West Indies at Mona Campus Halls of Residence Librarians | Nov 14, 2014

Pauline Nicholas – HRL for Irvine Hall making her introductory presentation

By connecting to first-year students in a personal way, librarians within residence halls and the commuting students' lounge minimized library anxiety among students and set them on the path to academic success.