|Patricia Moyer-Packenham at the reception|
“Dr. Moyer-Packenham actively seeks out ways the library can assist her and her students,” said Kacy Lundstrom, the instruction coordinator at the Merrill-Cazier Library. The professor brought her students in regularly for library instruction sessions. In addition, she was one of the first in her department to collaborate with the library in regards to inputting her scholarship in the library’s institutional repository, the Digital Commons.
“In this system I can find out the frequency of downloads of my publications,” Moyer-Packenham said. “This helps me to see which of my publications are having the greatest readership and impacting the field of mathematics education.”
She also agreed to participate in a trial of an alternative metrics—one that measured how much her scholarly work was being discussed on social media. “Patricia’s profile was interesting because a lot of people were talking about her work on social networking platforms,” Lundstrom said.
The library ended up not adopting that system, but another, newer one should be available soon.