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We'll be BACK on site, but NOT just yet!

Check this site regularly for updates on what onsite services we are restoring.

LCR is part of the overall University of Calgary re-entry strategy. We are working to restore some essential services as quickly as possible in a way that is safe for you - our users- and our staff and in the context of the overall campus re-entry plan. We will continue to offer our suite of online services and will also be expanding access to online books and resources. Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Physical locations remain closed. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.

Measuring Research Impact

Standing out in a crowded field of researchers is important in advancing your career. Consult with us to learn how to present a coherent picture of your research and its impact

What does online identity management entail?

There are three major components:

  1. Creating a unique online ID that sets you apart from other authors with the same last name and initials.
  2. Creating a profile on various academic and professional social media sites in order to publicize your qualifications and publications.
  3. Using online tools to track who's reading, citing and otherwise using your work. We call these "metrics". Some of the newer, alternative measures of impact are referred to as "altmetrics".

Why should you invest the time and effort in this?

  • It's the new CV - a strong online profile will help you with postgraduate, job, promotion and tenure applications.
  • Granting agencies may want to see some of this information on grant applications.
  • It helps you identify potential collaborators or mentors working in the same areas at other institutions.
  • It gives you a sense of the impact of your own work.
  • Organizing all of this early in your career makes it much easier to keep on top of as you advance in your career and build your body of work.

Where is it located?

Lab NEXT located on the third floor TFDL

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Christie Hurrell

Christie Hurrell


Heather Ganshorn

Heather Ganshorn

Associate Librarian