Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library's Systems and Services (rescheduled from October 3rd)

Tuesday, 11/5/2019
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

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Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle. It can help inform researcher decisions around where to publish or self-deposit, with whom (and where) to collaborate, and provide those tasked with facilitating the scholarly process a richer, more complete view of research attention and influence. Altmetrics can elevate the reach and role of non-article formats, and even help encourage researchers to share data, code, and other outputs, and potentially increase repository participation.
This 90-minute webinar will bring participants up to speed on the current state of altmetrics and focus on changes across the scholarly ecosystem. It will guide participants through the process of crafting an organization-specific rubric outlining altmetric workflows that align with institutional and departmental missions, including direct engagement plans for various key stakeholder groups. Through sharing of use cases, tips, and open discussion, this exercise will help participants to develop a nuanced, strategic framework for incorporating and promoting wider adoption of altmetrics throughout the research lifecycle at their institution and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

Learning objectives for this program include:
  • Participants will be able to understand and articulate the ways in which altmetrics come into play throughout the research lifecycle, with particular emphasis on altmetrics’ role in incentivizing and tracking open data and science initiatives, and other non-traditional publication formats.
  • Participants will learn how to align institutional and department goals with altmetric workflows and develop an engagement rubric that identifies unique communication strategies for various stakeholder groups.
  • Participants will identify and assess benchmarks by which to measure success of altmetrics initiatives with an eye on sustainability and broader cultural change across the scholarly ecosystem.
Participants will have full access (including reuse rights under a CC-BY license) to slides, notes, and exercises. A recording will be made available under a CC-BY license under agreement with LITA.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards knowledgeable librarians looking for practical advice and tools to help deepen use of altmetrics at their institution. All levels of technical expertise are welcome. Data librarians and repository managers are especially encouraged to attend.


Lily Troia
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Lily is an academic librarian and archivist with a background in research services, scholarly communication, open access, and digital and data preservation + diverse experience in project management and digital media outreach. In her current role with Digital Science she helps guide organizational leadership teams to strategize around digital tools and data that align with mission, actionable use, increased efficiency, and decision-making. She held previous positions at the College of William & Mary (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) and Harvard's Office of Scholarly Communication. 



  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Zoom login information will be sent to registrants just prior to the start date.

How to Register

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Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work adequately for attending.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration: call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5, or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinar, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org.