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Thursday, November 3 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Research in the Real World: Accessibility, Nurturing Usage, and Turning Theory into Practice

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Academic research—in every field from business and management to medicine and even librarianship—frequently discovers crucial ways to improve efficacy and efficiency. But that only helps if those findings get applied in practice. The research agenda today is increasingly driven by theory at the expense of practical relevance, while employers need the students they recruit to possess a greater blend of skills. The result instead is content published in a form that fails to resonate with practitioners, students, policy makers, and the wider public who want to understand the ROI of the research investment.

In this session, find out how best to get your existing collections used, not just for study, but to inform the real-world decisions of current and former students; how to acquire and market the right resources to get new actionable research into the hands of those who need it; and how to help your faculty get their scholarly publications noticed by the practitioners, consultants, and other influencers who can ensure their discoveries are widely used and understood.

Combining the perspectives of a global publisher leading the way in practitioner-generated content, a university librarian on the front lines of scholarly communication and discovery, and a business school academic with experience in the field, we will create a foundation for extending the reach and impact of novel, new and ground-breaking research into practical application in the real world.

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Patti Davis

Publisher, Emerald Group Publishing
Patti Davis is a Publisher for Emerald Group Publishing, responsible for the journals in the company’s prestigious Operations, Logistics, and Quality Collection. She has more than 15 years of experience both in books and journals publishing, working previously at Rowman & Littlefield Publishers and University Press of America. She has worked in marketing and public relations, as well, most notably at the University of Maryland College Park... Read More →
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Mike Groth

Marketing Manager: North America, Emerald Group Publishing
Michael Groth is Marketing Manager for North America at Emerald Group Publishing, where he manages all library outreach for the region via digital, social, conference, advertising and PR channels. Mike has spent over 20 years in marketing for scholarly publishing, previously at Ingenta, Publishers Communication Group, the New England Journal of Medicine and Wolters Kluwer. He has attended seemingly countless US library shows, organized... Read More →
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Matthew Ismail

Director of Collection Development, Central Michigan University
Matthew is currently Director of Collection Development at Central Michigan University. He worked at the American University in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, from 1999 to 2006 and at the American University in Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, from 2006 to 2011. Matthew is on the Editorial Board of Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences, and is working with Katina Strauch and Tom Gilson on another publishing project... Read More →

Thomas Kent

Professor, College of Charleston

Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401