The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has selected four sites to host the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” as road show events in 2015. Recognizing that scholarly communication issues are central to the work of all academic librarians and all types of institutions, ACRL is underwriting the bulk of the costs of delivering this proven content by sending expert presenters on the road.
The institutions selected to host the 2015 road shows are:
- Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, Ala.
- Iowa State University Library, Ames, Iowa
- Tri-College University Libraries, Fargo, N.D.
- University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Led by two expert presenters, this structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system supports individual or institutional strategic planning and action. The workshop focuses on access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement. It is intended to provide a foundational understanding for participants and serve as a catalyst for action.
Host sites are partnering with other institutions and organizations in their area to extend the reach to as diverse an audience as possible. Library staff, including liaison librarians, catalogers, access services and senior management from two-year, liberal arts, master’s, comprehensive and doctoral institutions will attend the workshops.
In addition to offering a partial subsidy on a competitive basis to these four hosts, ACRL offers the option of bringing this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round. Read more about how to bring this workshop to your region.