2018 Conference for High Impact Research
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The second annual Conference for High Impact Research will be held on May 14, 2018, specifically to help faculty prepare for the summer research break and will offer distinct sessions and a plenary luncheon. Share knowledge with external experts, information professionals from AU Library, and colleagues at this day-long event. Connect with your Library subject specialist and enjoy learning about furthering your impact with your peers. Sign up to attend the conference and create your custom schedule HERE!

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Concurrent Session 1 [clear filter]
Monday, May 14


Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about Publishing but Were Afraid to Ask
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, books acquisitions editors from two global university presses will demystify all aspects of the publishing process, from finding a publisher to disseminating and promoting your research after publication. The panelists will share insights on a wide array of topics, including how to write an effective book proposal, how to navigate the peer review process, what to expect after signing a contract, and how to avoid common pitfalls. 

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Mary Mintz

Associate Director for Outreach, Associate Librarian, American University
Mary Mintz has been a library faculty member at AU since the early 1980s.  Her master’s paper in library science focused on enhancing vocabulary for database retrieval.  She is pleased to return to that topic in the context of the Conference on High Impact Research.  At AU s... Read More →


Angela Chnapko

Associate Editor, Politics and Law, Oxford University Press
Angela Chnapko began her career in publishing at Lingua Franca magazine, after completing a master's degree in English at New York University. She then transitioned to working on books at Routledge, and has been an editor at Oxford University Press for the past ten years. 
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Deborah Gershenowitz

Senior Editor for American and Latin American History, Cambridge University Press
Deborah Gershenowitz has edited both academic and trade history materials for 20 years. Beginning at the journal the American and Trade History Review while pursuing her graduate degree in American History at Indiana University. She has since worked at Charles Scribner's Sons, Palgrave, New York University Press, and has been senior acquisitions editor for American and Latin American history at Cambridge University for 5... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am


Promote Yourself! Managing Your Research and Scholarly Profile
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will cover tools and strategies for:
• Managing your scholarly profile – Academia, ResearchGate, Google Scholar Profiles, ORCiD and other researcher IDs
• Avoiding predatory publishers
• Publishing open access – DOAJ, SHERPA/ROMEO, Sparc author addendums, Open Acess Fund
• Understanding metrics and altmetrics
• Using social media effectively

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Christine Dulaney

Director of Technical Services, AU Library, American University

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Rachel Borchardt

Science Librarian, American University
Rachel Borchardt is the science librarian at American University. Her professional research focuses on the intersection of metrics and libraries, and she has written and presented on the topic in many venues, including a recent book publication titled Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-C... Read More →
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Amanda Click

Business Librarian, American University
Amanda is the business librarian at American University, supporting the research needs of the faculty and students in the Kogod School of Business. In 2016, she earned a PhD in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied the cultural adaptation of international students to higher education in the United States. Her research explored these... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am


Understanding Article Sharing Rights
Limited Capacity seats available

Article sharing may seem complicated, but publishers are working to make your rights more transparent. Learn about publishing industry initiatives during this discussion led by an executive who has been deeply involved in this arena.

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Stacey Marien

Acquisitions Librarian, American University
Shelf Ready, ebooks. Gardening, cooking!

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Sarah Tegen

Vice President, Global Editorial & Author Services, American Chemical Society
Sarah Tegen, PhD, is Vice President for Global Journals Development at the American Chemical Society.  A veteran of the publishing industry, Tegen serves as  President of the Council of Science Editors, as co-Chair of the Journals Committee for the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers, and as a member of the Scholarly Collaboration Network working group for STM... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am