Elizabeth Yates

Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian (Librarian III)

Library Department: Research Lifecycle

Office: Schmon Tower 1134
Phone: 905 688 5550 x4469
Email: eyates@brocku.ca

My role as Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian involves:

Scholarly Communication

  • Advancing awareness of, and support for, open access to scholarly research produced at Brock via:
    • Education and outreach to the Brock community
    • Providing one-on-one consultations to answer researchers’ specific questions
  • Supporting Brock researchers navigating issues related to scholarly publishing and research metrics
  • Helping guide the Library’s investments in open access platforms and products
  • Managing the Library Open Access Publishing Fund
  • Chairing the Library’s Scholarly Communications Working Group, whose mandate is “to advance scholarly communication initiatives across the Library, the institution and with external partners.”

Evidence synthesis

  • Leading the Library’s support for evidence synthesis projects including systematic reviews and scoping reviews
    • Providing individual/group consultations
    • Developing training materials
    • Delivering workshops and presentations
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Open access
  • Library support for gender-diverse students
  • Student engagement