The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee is pleased to announce the selection of William Cross and Marisa Ramírez as the newest presenters for the workshop “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement,” which will be offered at five host locations in 2013. Will and Marissa will join the team of experienced presenters beginning with this year’s series of workshops. Will is Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh. Marisa is Digital Scholarship Services Librarian at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
The search committee, comprised of members of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee and a representative of the current presenter group, was led by vice chair Lisa Macklin. They noted that the new presenters have a passion for scholarly communication, a depth and breadth of experience in a wide range of scholarly communication issues, and both a desire and ability to share those experiences through teaching in a variety of formats. The position announcement generated a strong pool of candidates. Six applications were reviewed by the search committee, who also conducted phone interviews and reference checks with three finalists.
“We are very pleased to have both Will and Marisa join our team as we refresh the curriculum to meet the evolving needs of the community. We are particularly interested in their contributions as we look to develop virtual programming, which may be via brief recorded videos that would be housed in the ACRL scholarly communication toolkit and/or through a live webcast series,” said Kevin Smith, Chair of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee.