Rebecca A Welzenbach

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260A Hatcher Graduate Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Research Impact Librarian


I empower scholars to create the conditions under which they can establish:

  • a strong online identity,
  • a coherent account of their contributions to the scholarly enterprise,
  • and a persuasive body of evidence for the impact of their work within the academy,
  • ...and for the public.

The shorter version: I help scholars understand and communicate the influence and impact of their work. 

I can answer questions about and provide training on the following tools and topics (among others): Altmetric/Altmetric Explorer, bibliometrics/citation analysis, Dimensions,, Michigan Research Experts, research impact metrics, and establishing and maintaining a public scholarly profile.

Along with a team of librarians and informationists from across the U-M Library, I coordinate the library's role in research impact initiatives on campus. I'm also always glad to talk about open access, repositories, copyright and licensing issues, etc., as they pertain to making your work more discoverable, usable, and impactful. 

If you are currently a student, faculty member, or staff at U-M, you can book an appointment with me online. Or, feel free to send me an email!