Symbiosis with the Research Office – The Library’s Role in Capturing, Tracking, and Understanding Research Impact

  • Consuella Askew (Invited speaker)
  • Laura Bredahl (Invited speaker)
  • Hart, E. (Invited speaker)
  • Kuiken, A. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk


Understanding research impact has become a high priority for many institutions. In today’s competitive higher education environment, universities seek to stake a claim for their unique areas of research excellence, understand their impact, and secure more grant funding in these areas, and having accurate insight into their research is essential. Tracking research outputs often happens outside the library – either through the Office of Research or Institutional Assessment – but should it? Do libraries, with their data expertise, faculty relationships, and knowledge of publishing outputs, play a role? And if so, how can they break into the existing research impact structures at their institutions?

In this webinar, librarian experts will discuss the library’s role in capturing, tracking, and reporting on the research endeavor. They will share stories about how they’ve successfully integrated their libraries into the institutional research ecosystem and will also discuss where they see the need for more collaboration. We will have a conversation about how library workers can build skills that align with these emerging institutional priorities, as well as ways libraries can engage with campus-wide stakeholders. The session will be moderated by a representative from Elsevier with expertise in library relations.
PeriodJan 23 2024
Held atAssociation of College and Research Libraries, United States, Illinois
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Research Impact
  • bibliometrics
  • higher education
  • office of research
  • Libraries