Rachel Miles

Rachel Miles

Research Impact Librarian
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
United States

Rachel is the Research Impact Librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In her role, she assists administrators, faculty, and students with tracking and improving their impact and visibility through support with bibliometrics, altmetrics, research communication, Open Access, publishing strategies, researcher profile systems, bibliographic databases, network visualizations and tools, and interpretation of indicators. She also assists advanced undergraduate researchers with information and resource evaluation through the use of research metrics tools. Her research focuses primarily on understanding how researchers perceive and use research impact indicators, researcher profile systems, and the fairness of research assessment.