Be Seen: Getting Started with Understanding Research Impact
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
It can be overwhelming to make sense of all the systems, tools, terminology and scores floating around in discussions of research impact. In this workshop, University of Michigan Research Impact and Information Science Librarian Rebecca Welzenbach will address some basic definitions and contexts – including what we mean by the Journal Impact Factor (JIF), h-index and others – and some strengths and weaknesses of these metrics. The webinar will also focus on a few key tasks you can do to set yourself up for success – such as registering an ORCID and claiming your Google Scholar Profile – to ensure that you and your work are accurately represented and findable on the Web and in scholarly research infrastructures. Regardless of your research discipline, you will leave this workshop with a concrete understanding of how your work fits into this picture and with the tools needed to get started.
Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan Libraries
Rebecca Welzenbach is the Research Impact and Information Science Librarian at the University of Michigan Library, where she helps scholars understand and communicate the importance of their work and coordinates the library’s role in research impact activities on campus.
Since 2009, she has worked in a variety of roles in the U-M libraries and press, contributing to projects such as the Text Creation Partnership, Lever Press, and Michigan Publishing’s Open Access Journals program. She earned her MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information.