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Patty Smith


     Patricia Smith, MLIS
     Research Impact Librarian
     Ward 2-321
     Phone: (312) 503-3679
      Email Patty
                           ORCID iD
Hello! My name is Patty Smith and I am the Research Impact Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library where I work with the Metrics and Impact Core. My responsibilities include supporting individuals and groups in scientific writing, and navigating the publishing and dissemination process. I have a particular interest in helping researchers tell their science story, and enjoy working with individuals to craft narrative statements infused with traditional bibliometrics and alternative metrics to communicate their research impact. I collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, ranging from individuals seeking to improve their promotion and tenure materials, to departments on large-scale dissemination projects.
Please contact me with you questions related to:
  • developing successful publishing strategies
  • managing or tracking publications
  • maintaining an impactful online identity
  • measuring or assessing research impact by discipline
  • communicating research impact to audiences
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Presentations and Publications

  • Smith P. Telling Your Science Story: Using Alternative Metrics to Showcase Impact. NISO Virtual Conference Advancing Altmetrics: Best Practices and Emerging Ideas; 2017, December; Chicago, IL.
  • Smith P, Gutzman Karen, Holmes K [webinar]. 8 Tips for Using Bibliometrics in Research Evaluation. MLA Webinar Series; 2017, November; Chicago, IL.
  • Smith P. Telling Your Science Story: Using Alternative Metrics to Showcasing Qualitative Impact. Transforming Research Conference; 2017, October; Baltimore, MD.
  • Gutzman K, Shaw P, Smith P [webinar]. Using Alternative Metrics in the NIH Biosketch. webinar; 2017, September; Chicago, IL.
  • Smith P. Promoting scholarly activity: the hospital librarian’s role in the formation of a writers club. Paper Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Austin, TX, May 2015.
  • Midwest MLA 2012 conference reflection, published in MIDLINE.
  • An MLIS Student Opens Her Eyes to SLA, posted on the SLA Wisconsin Chapter website, July 2012.
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Updated: August 14th, 2018 10:11