EBSS Current Topics Discussion #1 -- Measuring Impact Across the Disciplines: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Faculty
EBSS Members-at-Large Kate Zoellner and Alex Hodges hosted the first EBSS Current Topics Discussion of the 2012-2013 ALA year on Thursday, 12/6/2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Central Time via Adobe Connect. ACRL members Susan Ariew (University of South Florida-Tampa), Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt (both American University, Washington, DC) facilitated the discussion. Attached/or below are the discussion facilitators' Powerpoint (a PDF inclusive of the speakers' works cited and additional resources lists) and a link to the recorded audio/visual of the discussion.
Link to audio/visual of the recorded discussion:
Date: Thurs, 12/6/2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Central Time (Early login for tech setup and troubleshooting is suggested; the earliest login starts at 1:40pm CT, which is 20 minutes before the live discussion begins at 2:00pm CT.)
Topic: Measuring Impact Across the Disciplines: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Faculty
Facilitators: Susan Ariew (University of South Florida-Tampa), Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt (both American University, DC)
Discussion focus: As librarians, how do we help our teaching faculty colleagues understand and assess their scholarly impact? Our panelists defined impact and outline the challenges of measuring scholarly impact in education and the behavioral social sciences, as well as in broader subjects in the sciences and humanities. The session covered traditional tools for measuring citation and journal impact such as ISI, the Journal Citation Reports and Scopus, along with more recently accepted alternatives such as journal acceptance rates, WorldCat holdings, indexing, and h-index via downloadable tools such as Publish or Perish. Additionally, we discussed the growing value of cutting edge online "altmetrics" tools and trends, with comments encouraged by all audience members.