Increasing the impact of faculty scholarship is consistently a top priority at law schools. Law librarians are uniquely positioned to offer a significant amount of assistance to faculty and law administration in achieving this goal and enhancing the reputation of the law school. Understanding the differences between the tools and techniques available to assist on this topic can be a complex endeavor. This program focused on providing the best strategies to increase the impact of faculty scholarship. Speakers discussed the various social media platforms available to upload scholarship, as well as how to increase findability in search results and take advantage of online identification tools such as ORCID and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). Audience members shared successful techniques from their own institutions.
1) Participants will assess the benefits and drawbacks of social media platforms for faculty scholarship, such as Google Scholar, Research Gate, SSRN, and others.
2) Participants will compare techniques to make an academic article more findable online via Google and other search engines.
3) Participants will engage with one another and evaluate strategies to promote faculty scholarship and enhance their institution's reputation.
Watson, Carol A.; Striepe, Thomas J.; and Osborne, Caroline, "Maximizing Your Faculty's Scholarly Impact: Techniques to Increase Findability" (2019). Presentations. 172.