In the Service of University Libraries

IATUL Special Interest Group for Metrics and Research Impact

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Library Services related to metrics and research impact (SIG MaRI) was established at the beginning of 2018. Its main purpose is to enable and encourage ongoing international collaboration and sharing of experience, knowledge and resources among IATUL members in relation to:

  • bibliometrics in the context of research services in academic libraries and
  • library services to help optimise research impact for individual researchers and institutions

Meetings are held virtually on a bi-monthly basis and where possible will meet and present our work at the Annual IATUL conference.


SIG-MaRI currently has 16 members:

Fiona Glasgow (Co-Chair)Scholarly Communications LibrarianAmerican University of SharjahUnited Arab Emirates
Cate Bardwell (Co-Chair)Deputy University Librarian 
University of OtagoNew Zealand
Rachel BickleyManager, Research EngagementUniversity Library, University of AdelaideAustralia
Jeremy CarrManager, Research ReportingUniversity of New South Wales Library, SydneyAustralia
Dr Ieva CesevičiūtėHead of Research Information ServicesLibrary of Kaunas University of TechnologyLithuania
Lisa ChislomManager, Library Research Services UnitUniversity of OtagoNew Zealand
Mel ChiversOpen Research LibrarianUniversity of WaikatoNew Zealand
Jenny Copestake Faculty Librarian, Science and EngineeringUniversity Library, Curtin UniversityAustralia
Dr Alicia Fátima GómezHead of Scientometrics and Data VisualizationTechnical University of ViennaAustria
Lenka HrdlickovaDeputy DirectorCentral Library, Czech Technical UniversityCzech Republic
Dr Donna MacCollResearch Services Team LeaderLibraries and Learning Services, University of AucklandNew Zealand
Zizipho MadibiLibrarian, Cataloguing and Metadata ManagementLibrary and Information Service, University of Mpumalanga, MbombelaSouth Africa
Dr Gintarė TautkevičienėLibrary DirectorLibrary of Kaunas University of TechnologyLithuania
Shameen NilofarUniversity LibrarianSMU Libraries, Singapore Management UniversitySingapore
Tatiana UsovaDirector of the LibraryCarnegie Mellon UniversityQatar
Rebecca WhiteheadSenior Manager, Academic LiaisonUniversity Library, University of AdelaideAustralia

Applications and questions 
may be addressed to:

Cate Bardwell 
Phone: +64 03 479 5397


Fiona Glasgow 
Phone: +971 6 515 2262