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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Katherine Simpson

American University
Director of Strategy and Communications, University Library
As Director of Strategy and Communication for the American University Library, Katherine coordinates strategic planning, assessment, and marketing. She oversees the Library's internal and external communications, events, and marketing staff and is an active member of the Library's Research Commons and Space Planning project teams. Katherine previously served as the Associate Director for Organizational Development, working on planning, training, performance management, and other HR programs for the Library. She has experience in various public services roles at both academic and public libraries. She is the co-author of chapter titled “Succession Planning and the Talent Management Toolbox,” published in Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources, edited by Kiyomi D. Deards and Gene R. Springs (2014). She has presented nationally on succession planning and other areas of planning, including space projects and strategy. She is also a past recipient of an American University Teamwork Award.