2018 Conference for High Impact Research has ended

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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Training and Events, Room 150, First Floor [clear filter]
Monday, May 14

9:15am EDT

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about Publishing but Were Afraid to Ask
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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 she... 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... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am EDT
Training and Events, Room 150, First Floor

10:45am EDT

Adding a Digital Dimension to your Research
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Examining projects undertaken at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, this session will survey digital dimensions that you can add to your research, such as digital collections and exhibits, online teaching resources, and a presence online and on social media, and discuss how the Center approaches and manages collaborations with faculty to produce digital research and scholarship.

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Melissa Becher

Associate Director for Research, Teaching, and Learning, American University
I'm our library's administrator for LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibWizard and LibraryHelp. I recently began supporting the Library's instance of Omeka S. I'm interested in enhancing reference service and instruction through technology and in assessment methods such as usability testing... Read More →

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Stephen Robertson

Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Monday May 14, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Training and Events, Room 150, First Floor

2:15pm EDT

Striking Gold: How to Dazzle Funders with Your Grant Proposal
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All grant making organizations have their own ways of working, but almost all of them approach the grant making decision process in a relatively similar way. All foundations want to know certain pieces of information such as how does the applicant’s values align with theirs, the applicant’s track record and the impact that the proposed project will make on the community. This session will provide insight from a foundation’s perspective on how grant makers reach decisions and how applicants can position the next proposal for success.


Nikhat Ghouse

Associate Librarian, American University
Nikhat J. Ghouse (pronounced NIK-Khaath GAWS) is the Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences  American University (AU).

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Ashley Alexander

Director of Office of Sponsored Programs, American University
Ashley J. Alexander, PhD, joined OSP in July 2015 and has over ten years of sponsored research experience. As Director, Ashley is responsible for providing leadership, support and continuous process improvement for pre-award and post-award services for grants and contracts for all... Read More →
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Tobi Printz-Platnick

Associate Director , The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Tobi Printz-Platnick is an Associate Director with The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, which funds nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan DC area. Her portfolio focuses on education and workforce development. She served as the founding Co-Chair of the Early Care and... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
Training and Events, Room 150, First Floor
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