Works in Progress Webinar: Supporting research analytics at University of Pennsylvania libraries

In this webinar, librarians from the University of Pennsylvania offer compelling examples of the evolving role of the library in providing research analytics services to support both researchers and broader institutional goals.

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  • Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez, Director of Data & Innovation Services at the Biotech Commons, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
  • Marcella Barnhart, Zilberman Family Director of the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Libraries


Universities are rapidly developing services to support research analytics for both researchers and a broad array of campus units. In this presentation, we will learn how the University of Pennsylvania Libraries has built a portfolio of research support services for multiple audiences and how the libraries have used this opportunity to support institutional goals. 

The presenters discuss the challenges and opportunities of working with stakeholders across campus. They will also describe how librarians and their interns have supported institutional needs by leveraging bibliometrics and altmetrics tools and collaborating intensively with executives at their medical center. For example, they will share how librarians have used research analytics tools to:

  • Identify potential sponsors for a cancer conference organized by Penn Medicine
  • Help search committees conduct more equitable searches by identifying candidates overlooked in traditional networks

The presentation concludes by sharing some lessons learned and opportunities for future work. 

This webinar will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about bibliometric and research impact activities. We expect this to be of particular interest to scholarly communication librarians and library leaders, as well as professionals working in institutional research, research administration, academic affairs, and campus communications.


06 October 2022


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Live webinar sessions are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.