SILS Research Productivity and Impact: Current Status and Future Challenges
Title: SILS Research Productivity and Impact: Current Status and Future Challenges
Presented by Lokman Meho, Director of University Libraries, American University of Beirut
Abstract: The presentation will discuss the results of a bibliometric study of SILS research output, impact, and visibility, focusing on publication count, citation count, h-index, the quality of the titles in which SILS faculty members have published, and the productivity of high impact, classical work. Methods and tools to use to increase research output, impact, and visibility will be discussed, too. Some comparisons with other LIS schools will be made.
Bio: Lokman completed his Ph.D. at SILS in 2001. After three years as assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University at Albany, he moved in 2004 to Indiana University Bloomington where he was promoted to associate professor in 2008. In 2009, he accepted a position to become the Director of the University Libraries at the American University of Beirut. Lokman won a number of teaching and research awards and has published several papers in the areas of bibliometrics and citation analysis, mostly in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. For more information, see: http://staff.aub.edu.lb/~lmeho/.