Ever felt frustrated or confused when attempting to document your scholarly impact, such as for rank, tenure and/or promotion? Ever wondered why there was a disconnect between academic librarian scholarship and institutional expectations for scholarship?


The Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force is proposing a new ACRL framework that is designed to facilitate the work of academic institutions as they evaluate and update their guidelines for measuring the impact of academic librarian scholarship, and they want your feedback! The framework outlines a wide variety of scholarly outputs and creates two primary categories of impact—scholarly and practitioner—with a variety of metrics, measures, and altmetrics for the evaluation of each category.


In this free open forum, task force representatives will discuss their background research findings, introduce a second draft of the proposed framework, and guide the participants in a conversation about the strengths, weaknesses, and next steps for this framework. We will also discuss other current ACRL initiatives and policies that will inform academic librarianship scholarship, including open access and equity issues.


Registration is open now.




Rachel Borchardt is the Associate Director of Research and Instruction and Science Librarian at American University in Washington, DC, and chairs the ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force.


Robin Chin Roemer is the Head of Instructional Design and Outreach Services at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.


Alex Hodges is the Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA.


Jennifer Matthews is the Collection Strategy Librarian at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.



Jennifer Matthews

Collection Strategy Librarian

Campbell Library

201 Mullica Hill Rd.

Glassboro, NJ 08096

(856) 256-4960 (work)

(856) 256-4924 (fax)

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