Altmetric Blog

Category: Ambassadors

Elaine Lasda is the Associate Librarian at the University at Albany and has been a valued member of the Ambassador Program since 2015. In that time, she has done an amazing job incorporating the teaching of altmetrics into her regular presentations and training sessions with staff. For this Ambassador Spotlight we spoke to Elaine about her role, how she integrates altmetrics in her everyday workflows, her advice to researchers on getting started with the data and her plans for promoting altmetrics over the next 12 months.   Hi, Elaine! Could you tell us a bit about your role and what you’re … Read More
Our second Ambassador Spotlight interview for 2017 is with Innocent Awasom, Associate Librarian at Texas Tech University. Innocent has been an Altmetric Ambassador since March 2015 and is passionate about spreading the word about altmetrics and the importance for both researchers and institutions to embrace new methods for tracking impact. Innocent’s role at Texas Tech involves advising and running workshops for students on how to incorporate altmetrics in their workflows, as well as making recommendations to colleagues on how they can use altmetrics to inform strategic planning. We spoke to Innocent about his role, his involvement in the … Read More
To begin our 2017 series of Altmetric Ambassador Spotlight interviews we spoke to Jane Burns, Research Officer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI). Jane has been an active member of our Ambassador programme since February 2015 and regularly presents on the application of altmetrics as part of her role at RSCI, as well as at University College Dublin where she is a part-time lecturer and PHD student. As well as this Jane is also a member of the Executive Council at the … Read More
We’re pleased to announce this month’s Altmetric Ambassador of the Month: Cristina Huidiu, co-organizer of the recent successful 3:AM altmetrics conference in Bucharest, Romania. We recently emailed with Cristina to learn her thoughts on advocating for altmetrics in a bibliometrics-focused higher ed environment, highlights from the recent 3:AM altmetrics conference, and her vision for the future of altmetrics. Tell us about your career to date–what have you been working on in recent years, as a librarian interested in altmetrics? As a librarian for the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila Bucharest Library, I focused on helping researchers understand how … Read More
Ambassador of the month for September is Andy Tattersall! Andy is an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. He writes and gives talks on altmetrics as well as digital academia, learning technology, scholarly communications, open research, web tools and social media. In particular, Andy’s expertise lies in these topics’ application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. Andy is a member of The University of Sheffield’s Teaching Senate and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He  is also Secretary for … Read More
August’s Ambassador of the Month is Dr. Achala Munigal! Achala is an assistant professor of LIS and assistant librarian working within a research unit at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. She’s been a tireless advocate for altmetrics on her campus, organizing researcher workshops, promoting altmetrics on social media, and recruiting altmetrics-related content for an upcoming book she’s editing, Handbook of Research on Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia. We recently emailed with Achala to learn more about her work and to find out her advice for librarians interested in promoting altmetrics–read on! Tell me about … Read More
This month’s Ambassador of the month is Kornelia Junge, Senior Research Manager at Wiley. Kornelia has been an Altmetric Ambassador since the start of the Ambassadors program and has been promoting and giving presentations at events such as the recent IAVE meeting in Baden-Beaden, introducing researchers to altmetrics and advising colleagues on how Altmetric data can be applied to their role. Kornelia’s passion for promoting altmetrics have earned her the position of gold level Altmetric Ambassador this month. Read on to find our more about how she uses altmetrics at Wiley and why she thinks they can have practical benefits … Read More
Milica Sevkusic Zorica Jankovic This month’s Altmetric Ambassador of the Month honor goes to Milica Ševkušić and Zorica Janković, two librarians who work jointly to promote Open Access and altmetrics in their home institutions and throughout Serbia. Both have recently been strategizing ways to make it easier to track Serbian research online and, in their 9-to-5 jobs, are each their institution’s sole librarian, making their days busy and varied! Read on to learn more about their outreach efforts and tips they have for librarians interested in promoting altmetrics. Tell me about your current work at your … Read More
Altmetric Workshop, National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, March 22, 2016 – Photo: Katarina Perić. CC-BY-SA The following post is an update from Serbian Altmetric Ambassador Milica Ševkušić, a Librarian at the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA in Belgrade. On March 22, 2016, two Altmetric Ambassadors in Serbia – Zorica Janković (librarian at the Institute of Biological Research Siniša Stanković) and Milica Ševkušić (librarian at the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA) organized a workshop on at the National Library of Serbia with a strong organizational support from KoBSON (Consortium … Read More
This month’s Ambassador of the Month is Shaun Evans, a journal manager at the Open Access publisher, Frontiers. In his application to be an Ambassador, Shaun described himself as “Passionate about Open Access, desperate to see an end to archaic metrics (impact factor, h-index), [and an] advocate for citizen science and citizen engagement in science.” We emailed Shaun to learn more about his role at Frontiers and how altmetrics, in his opinion, can help publishers and authors alike. Tell me about your current work at Frontiers. What does a typical day involve for you? A typical day at … Read More