Call for Expressions of Interest: Steering Committee, Canadian Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community of Practice

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) seeks 3-5 volunteers to serve a two-year term on the Steering Committee for the Canadian Bibliometrics and Research Impact (BRI) Community of Practice. This is an opportunity to connect and share knowledge with colleagues across the country who work in the area of BRI. Applicants should work in a Canadian academic library or post-secondary institution, have a strong interest and/or position responsibilities in the areas of bibliometrics and research impact assessment, and be able to commit 5-10 hours per month to advancing the work of the Committee.


Established in 2023, the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community of Practice (CoP) brings together library workers and other colleagues from Canadian academic institutions working or interested in the areas of bibliometric and research impact assessment. The goals of the CoP are to share information and grow expertise and capacity across Canada by connecting colleagues interested in bibliometric tools, data, governance, management, or administration through meetings, workshops, community calls, and informal information sharing.

More information about the Community of Practice and the responsibilities of the Steering Committee are available from the Bibliometrics and Research Impact CoP Steering Committee Terms of Reference.


To apply, please send a brief statement outlining your interest in serving on the Committee and your knowledge and experience in the area of bibliometrics and research impact to Karen Nicholson, Senior Program Officer, CARL karen.nicholson AT, no later than 4:30 p.m. ET, February 25, 2023.

Members will be selected by Talia Chung, Chair, Advancing Research Committee (ARC); Beth Namachchivaya, ARC lead for Bibliometrics and Research Impact; and Karen Nicholson with the goal of ensuring diversity (e.g. across institutional size and location; in knowledge, experience and/or responsibilities related to bibliometrics and research impact; and career stage. etc.). At least two members of the Steering Committee will be selected from among CARL member institutions.