Lunch & Learn: Demonstrating Your Scholarly Impact

Friday, February 26, 2016

Quantifying scholarly output via citation metrics is the long-standing practice to gauge academic success. While there are many limitations to this practice, the tools and methods used are important for scholars to understand. This workshop, led by Anne Rauh, Science & Engineering Librarian and Interim Collection Development and Analysis Librarian for Syracuse Libraries, taught participants to demonstrate the impact of their work through metrics such as impact factor, h-index, and citation counts. It discussed access to the tools that provide these metrics and best practices for demonstrating one’s scholarly impact.

Throughout the workshop, participants were shown examples of faculty online profiles in various databases, such as Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. They learned how each uses different information to build a profile, as well as the limitations of each database. They were also advised on ways they could manage these profiles to best demonstrate their research and publications as well as build their professional profile. Participants were encouraged to create their own ORCID iD, which is a digital identifier used to link scholars to their professional activities (

The presenter, Anne Rauh. is the Science and Engineering Librarian and the Interim Collection Development and Analysis Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and a M.A. in Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anne is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Eastern New York Chapter of Association of College and Research Libraries, and Beta Phi Mu. She has presented at conferences throughout the country and has published extensively on Science and Engineering Librarianship. Her research interests include altmetrics, collection development, citation management tools, library outreach, and publishing and scholarly communication.


Anne E. Rauh
Science & Engineering Librarian and
Interim Collection Development and Analysis Librarian for Syracuse Libraries