The Search for Meaningful Metrics: Scholarly Impact & the Role of Academic Libraries
ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast, co-hosted by ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee & Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Kurt R. Schmeller Library
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Kurt R. Schmeller Library,
Room: L-302, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, NY 11364
Directions to Queensborough Community College: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/about/driving.html
What are meaningful research metrics and how are they supported by today’s academic libraries?
In this webcast, we review the topic of scholarly impact measurement, including current trends related to bibliometrics, altmetrics and research impact in general. Emphasis will be placed on major tools available to scholars and librarians, as well as special discussions, controversies and developments within the growing field of altmetrics. Participants will be given an opportunity to discuss and reflect on their own institutional needs and efforts, particularly around the role librarians can and do play in support of successful impact measurement.Questions and interaction are both expected and encouraged.
Rachel Borchardt, Science Librarian, American University; Robin Chin Roemer, Instructional Design/Outreach Services Librarian, University of Washington
Define bibliometrics, altmetrics, and other keywords as part of the scholarly impact landscape.
Identify major tools and metrics for impact measurement, including both mainstream and emerging resources.
Identify practices used by academic librarians to support awareness and adoption of scholarly impact measurement.
Discuss practices, obstacles, and opportunities related to supporting scholarly impact within the participants’ local environments.
Who Should Attend:
Academic librarians and others interested in bibliometrics, altmetrics and research metrics
Free to ACRL/NY and ACRL (national) members and Queensborough Community College
All others $5.00
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