New ACRL Framework for Impactful Scholarship and Metrics

The ACRL Board of Directors approved a new Framework for Impactful Scholarship and Metrics (PDF) at its November 2020 virtual meeting. The new document was developed by the ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force as a framework for the measurement and evaluation of academic librarian scholarship. The framework is designed to address gaps between current scholarly evaluation practices and impactful scholarly activities within academic librarianship, including ways to measure and evaluate the impact of a wide range of research outputs.

Consisting of two primary impact categories, “Scholarly Impact” and “Practitioner Impact,” the framework is intended as a tool to understand and contextualize the range and diversity of scholarly activities which may be considered impactful within academic librarianship. The framework is best employed as an entryway for discussion at individual institutions within the context of existing guidelines and expectations set forth for academic librarians by those respective institutions.

The new Framework for Impactful Scholarship and Metrics is freely available in the Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks section of the ACRL website.

Join members of the task force for the free ACRL Presents webcast “Using the New ACRL Framework for Impactful Scholarship and Metrics” on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 1 p.m. Central.