Miles, Rachel
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Academic Services
313 Hale Library
(785) 532-7444

Assistant Professor


2015 Master of Library Science, Emporia State University

2009 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Wichita State University

Research and scholarship interests

Selected Publications

Sutton, S., Miles, R., & Konkiel, S. (2017). Is What’s “Trending” What’s Worth Purchasing?: Insights From a National study of Collection Development Librarians. The Serials Librarian, 72, (1-2). Download at 

Miles, Rachel. (2016). Open Access: An Evaulation of its Impact, Obstacles, and Advancements. Bibliotekar, 58: (1-2). Download at


Research Interests

-Altmetrics and bibliometrics
-Open Access (OA) initiatives
-Open education
-Digital scholarship
-Copyright education, services, and outreach
-Library publishing

Regional, national, and international service

2015-2016 Student and Student Chapter Outreach (SASCO) of the New Members Round Table (NMRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), Committee Member

2015 Student Chapter of the American Library Association at Emporia State, President

2016-2017 NASIG Continuing Education Committee, Committee Member

2016-2017 NASIG Scholarly Communication Core Competencies Task Force, Member

2017-NASIG Communications Committee, Vice Co-Chair [webspinner]

Honor and Awards

2015 Beta Phi Mu Award Recipient, Emporia State University