Chris Belter joined the NIH Library in 2014. He received a Masters in Library Science from the University of Maryland and a BA in Religion from Shenandoah University. Prior to joining the NIH Library, he was a public services librarian at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library, where he used bibliometrics to analyze and evaluate portions of NOAA’s publication portfolio. His published research focuses on how bibliometrics can expand and enhance the services provided by librarians.
At the NIH Library, Chris provides expertise in bibliometrics and other methods of quantitative assessment to support NIH institutes, centers, and programs in conducting portfolio analysis. He advises on bibliometric methodology and the role of bibliometrics in portfolio analysis, provides training on bibliometric tools and techniques, and analyzes publications produced by NIH’s intramural and extramural research programs.