Posted by: bluesyemre | August 13, 2015

New Grads, Meet New Metrics: Why Early Career Librarians Should Care About Altmetrics & Research Impact

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How do academic librarians measure their impact on the field of LIS, particularly in light of eventual career goals related to reappointment, promotion, or tenure? The ambiguity surrounding how to define and measure impact is arguably one of the biggest frustrations that new librarians face, especially if they are interested in producing scholarship outside of traditional publication models. To help address this problem, we seek to introduce early career librarians and other readers to altmetrics, a relatively new concept within the academic landscape that considers web-based methods of sharing and analyzing scholarly information.

http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2015/new-grads-meet-new-metrics-why-early-career-librarians-should-care-about-altmetrics-research-impact/


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