Using key performance indicators to measure library performance

By Leo Appleton, Goldsmiths, University of London | Apr 4, 2018

Goldsmiths University of London Library

Librarians are meticulous when collecting statistics, data and metrics, as it ensures rich data and information about library services, quality and performance. In this article, the author discusses how key performance indicators (KPIs), when used in the right context, can be an invaluable and powerful tool in this endeavour, including measuring top-level performance against a library’s strategic outcomes.


Librarians at the forefront of change in advancing information literacy in higher education

By Clarence Maybee, Purdue University Libraries | Mar 29, 2018

The author shares insights into Purdue's IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) program which provides academic librarians with tools and strategies for working with faculty and departments to integrate information literacy into disciplinary courses.

A chancellor's chief of staff shares insight into the administration's frame of reference and how librarians can use this knowledge to advance their worthy cause. She shares tips on doing your homework before a meeting, using library advocates, choosing the right terminology and more.


WEBINAR now available | Showcase your institution's research (and library capabilities!)

With Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota; Andy Herzog, UT Arlington; Maureen Schlangen, University of Dayton | Mar 26, 2018

Jan Fransen, Andy Herzog and Maureen Schlangen

On March 15, 2018, Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota; Andy Herzog, UT Arlington; Maureen Schlangen, University of Dayton, provided insight into Helping faculty to tell their research stories with metrics and more, supporting data achiving and faculty outreach, and using data from robust faculty profiles to enrich other systems and reports. View the webinar, download the slides and link to resources below. 

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Trends, challenges and opportunities for LIS education: an interview with Carol Tenopir

Akhilesh K.S. Yadav, Tata Institute of Social Sciences | Mar 23, 2018

Carol Tenopir

Discover what Carol Tenopir, Chancellor's Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville School of Information Sciences, has to say about the evolution of library resources and services, trends like open science, and the resulting impact on LIS education.



Join our librarian presenters to learn how they are using a variety of tactics and tools to showcase their institution's research. Discover how they work with stakeholders from researchers to the research office to raise the visibility of scholarly outputs, and the library's profile at the same time. 


How rich data and a versatile research information system fuel world-class library research services

By Scott Taylor, The University of Manchester Library | Jan 31, 2018

University of Manchester Pure and the library research services

Learn more about the library research services fueled by rich data at the University of Manchester, including open access compliance, increasing visibility of research output, streamlining identifiers and profiles, managing research data and more.

You are cordially invited to the following Elsevier-hosted events at the ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, CO. Scroll down the page for details on each event and registration links.


  • The Hunter Forum
  • Networking Reception Hosted by Elsevier
  • Library Connect Focus Group on Scopus Training Program
  • Cookies, Cocoa and Joule

How are librarians harnessing the power of visuals?


In this webinar, three librarians with very different perspectives — collection development, institutional repository, library leadership — will address a common theme. How to enrich their reports and presentations to key library stakeholders with multimedia and data visualizations.


Scholarly communication issues around scholarly collaboration networks

By Colleen DeLory, Elsevier Library Connect | Oct 25, 2017

Scholarly collaboration networks

With the rise of scholarly collaboration networks, librarians need to understand the role of these networks in the research lifecycle, the key issues involved and how to incorporate SCNs into scholarly communication models and instruction and outreach activities.