Competencies

2021 Competency Model for Bibliometric Work

Please note: the above linked PDF is the text-readable PDF for screen readers with proper headings. For the inclusion of the visual gradient tables, please click here or click on the links provided in the individual images below; these PDFs may not be fully accessible, but they are text-readable/OCRed.

In 2016 the LIS-Bibliometrics Forum commissioned the development of a set of bibliometric competencies (2017 Model). The work, sponsored by a small research grant from Elsevier Research Intelligence Division, was led by Dr. Andrew Cox at the University of Sheffield, and Dr. Sabrina Petersohn of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany. The aim of the competency statements was to ensure that bibliometric practitioners were equipped to do their work responsibly and well.

The Competency Model was updated in July 2021 and includes a colour gradient to reflect the Levels and how they build upon one another. In particular, the 2021 competencies can help:

  • To identify skills gaps
  • To support progression through career stages for practitioners in the field of bibliometrics
  • To prepare job descriptions

The work underpinning the paper is available here. It is intended that the competencies are a living document and will be reviewed over time. Feedback is very welcome via the comments box below, or the Lis-Bibliometrics discussion forum

The full, colour-coded 2021 Competencies Model for Bibliometrics, with four sections: Knowledge in the Field, Responsibilities & Tasks, Technical Skills, and Professional Integrity
2021 Competency Model for Bibliometric Work with Visual Gradient (view PDF).
Knowledge in the Field for the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work; Levels are Entry, Advanced, and Expert
Knowledge in the Field for the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work; Levels are Entry, Advanced, and Expert (view PDF)

Responsibilities and Tasks of the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work; Levels are Entry, Advanced, and Expert
Responsibilities and Tasks of the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work; Levels are Entry, Advanced, and Expert (view PDF)
Technical Skills of the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work; Levels are Entry, Advanced, and Expert
Technical Skills of the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work; Levels are Entry, Advanced, and Expert (view PDF)
Professional Integrity of the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work, for all levels
Professional Integrity of the 2021 Competencies for Bibliometric Work, for all levels (view PDF)

The Competency Model for bibliometric work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

One Reply to “Competencies”

  1. This looks great! Can’t wait to communicate this new model to our colleagues. We’ve looked at the previous one last year and am planning to do a follow-up in 2022. Thanks!

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