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Sara Scheib: Head, Scholarly Impact Department

Director, Scholarly Impact, UI Libraries

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Sara Scheib
4039 Main Library
(319) 335-3024

About Sara

Sara is the Director of the Scholarly Impact department in the UI Libraries, which works to support researchers and scholars in all stages of their careers and across disciplines in navigating the scholarly publishing landscape and maximizing the impact of their work by providing assistance with:

  • research data management and sharing,
  • open access publishing,
  • open educational resources,
  • researcher profile systems and social media tools,
  • bibliometrics and research assessment,
  • and copyright and licensing.

Her research interests include research assessment, scholarly publishing, and research data management.


M.A. Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa - 2008

B.A. International Relations, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin - 2004


Zhang, Q. & Scheib, S. (2017). A Case Study for Organizing and Documenting Research Data. In L. Johnson (Ed.), Curating Research Data, Volume Two: A Handbook of Current Practice (pp. 18-20). Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries.


"Engaging Liaisons: Information or Communication?" Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, May 4, 2016, Atlanta, GA.

"Goalstorming: Aligning the Strategic Plan with Staff Values" ILA/ACRL Spring Conference, May 20, 2016, Ankeny, IA (With Bethany R. Davis and Lisa Gardinier.)

"Catching Fire: Burning Down Our Silos to Fire-Up Our Communities" ILA/ACRL Spring Conference, May 2, 2014, Ankeny, IA (With Leo Clougherty.)

"Breaking All the Rules: Lock-In at the Sciences Library" ILA/ACRL Spring Conference, May 2, 2014, Ankeny, IA (With Brett Cloyd.)

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