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Rachel Miles

  • Master of Library Science
  • Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Kansas State University
  • 10PublicationsNumber of items in Rachel's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 7ReadersNumber of instances of Rachel's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.

Research interests

scholarly publishingopen accessaltmetricsimpact metricscopyrightscholarly communicationsdigital scholarship


I am a Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Center for Advancement of Digital Scholarship at Kansas State University, and my primary responsibilities include education, consultations, and outreach on copyright law as well as related topics and issues. I also assist the center with the open online scholarly publishing platform, New Prairie Press, and the institutional repository, K-State Research Exchange, or K-REx. I help lead initiatives on open access, such as the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative and the K-State Open Access Publishing Fund, for which I am an application reviewer. I graduated with my Master of Library Science from Emporia State University where I was previously a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Sarah Sutton. I have joined Dr. Sutton's research team, where I continue to present at conferences, write papers, and analyze data for two national surveys; the studies provide an assessment of the awareness and use of traditional, citation-based metrics, usage data, and alternative metrics, or altmetrics, among academic librarians and LIS scholars in the United States.

Co-authors (2)

  • Stacy Konkiel
  • Sarah Sutton

Publications (5)

  • Scholarly Communication Librarians’ Relationship with Research Impact Indicators: An Analysis of a National Survey of Academic Librarians in the United States

    • Konkiel S
    • Sutton S
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  • Altmetrics in Practice: Librarian and LIS Faculty Views

  • Is What's "Trending" What's Worth Purchasing?

  • Scholarly Communication Librarians’ Relationship with Research Impact Metrics

  • What’s used to gauge when engaging?


Professional experience

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Kansas State University

January 2016 - Present


School of Library and Information Management (SLIM)

Emporia State University

January 2014 - December 2015(2 years)


Wichita State University

August 2006 - August 2009(3 years)