I only attended a few of the sessions related to bibliometrics at ACRL2017, but I talked with a bunch of new people and I saw what was presented. This confirmed my view that:
Librarians are sophisticated and nuanced producers and consumers of bibliometrics
Last Fall, as I sat in a presentation by Ludo Waltman (slides pdf) in which he talked of librarians as "citizen" bibliometricians who are, essentially, only able to uncritically use the JIF and h-index because they are all we understand. We are only able to look up metrics when carefully handed to us by vendors.
I was irate, because I do not see myself in that category at all. Nor do I see my colleagues at CMU, NYU, UIC, Northwestern, ARL, NIH, Cornell, and CWRU that way. But maybe I live in a bubble?
No. It was clear from ACRL that there are librarians everywhere who follow these things, care deeply about them, think critically about them, and who are sophisticated in creating and using metrics.
So I'm blowing a raspberry at your "citizen" bibliometrics. We are not the citizenry; we are the insurgency. Ok, that's too dramatic. Let's say we're the army of the less-well funded ally that nevertheless has lots of troops in the battle.