Register for the October 29th MLA Webinar: Beyond Citation Counts: Practical skills for measuring research impact

The Bio-Medical Library is hosting the MLA Webinar “Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact”
**When**: Wednesday, October 29 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
**Where**: Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Room 555 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E. Minneapolis MN, 55455
****Please let us know if you will be attending the webinar by filling out this form: [http://goo.gl/forms/fBqyd7Yufr](http://goo.gl/forms/fBqyd7Yufr)
There is no fee to attend the webinar.
[Information on directions and parking](http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fhsl.lib.umn.edu%2Fbiomed%2Fabout%2Flocation&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFZ47N3ZDmxakTj6BYcsrBR0ICjxg).
**Presenter**: Lisa Federer, research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library.
**Description**: In the highly competitive world of biomedical research, investigators and institutions must be able to demonstrate the significance and importance of their research to academia, the public, and the clinical community. Librarians can play a vital role in partnering with individuals, groups, and institutions to determine how to track the impact of research. This webinar will help librarians understand how to find and interpret a variety of traditional and new metrics for assessing research impact, including h-index, percentile ranking, and altmetrics. The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to tools that can be used to create visualizations to help illustrate research metrics in visually striking and easy-to-understand formats.
**Objectives**
After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
Understand the strengths and limitations of several different types of research metrics and explain to researchers and other stakeholders the significance of these numbers
Assist researchers, labs, departments, and other stakeholders in assessing and tracking the impact of their research using a combination of traditional and novel measures
Identify tools for visually demonstrating research impact, determining gaps in research in a department or institution, and identifying potential research collaborators
If you have any questions, please let me know
Amy Claussen
akla0002@umn.edu

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