Category Archives: Scholarly Communication

2018 ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow Applications

Scholarly Communication workshopAcademic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2018.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focuses on themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement. Selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities so that the expert presenters can offer a deep dive into the following specific areas:

  • Copyright in Making and Sharing Scholarship
  • Institutional Repositories
  • Library-Based Publishing
  • Measuring Research Impact
  • Meeting Funder Mandates
  • Open Education
  • Outreach and Programming
  • Research Data Management

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5pm Central. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, the Scholarly Communication workshop is part of ACRL’s slate of day-long RoadShows that can be brought year-round at full cost to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.

ACRL Announces Recipients of Sponsored Scholarships to OpenCon

OpenCon 2017The ACRL Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of Tatiana Bryant and Cynthia Orozco as sponsored scholarship recipients to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany, November 11-13. Cynthia Orozco is Librarian for Equitable Services at East Los Angeles College, Calif., and Tatiana Bryant is Digital Projects and Engagement Librarian at the University of Oregon.

“We are thrilled to award Tatiana and Cynthia these scholarships,” remarked ReSEC chair Patricia Hswe, program officer for Scholarly Communications at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “Cynthia’s campus outreach about Open Education Resources in a community college setting and Tatiana’s research focus on the participation of minority scholars in open access publishing align strongly with the mission and purpose behind OpenCon. ReSEC will be fortunate to have them as committee members, starting in 2018.”

OpenCon 2017 is designed to serve as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation of scholars and researchers to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. In addition to attending OpenCon, Tatiana and Cynthia will be appointed for 2-year terms on ACRL ReSEC to build on what they’ve gained by contributing to ACRL’s scholarly communication initiative.

ACRL Presents Webcast – What We Talk About When We Talk About Open Access (10/25)

OA week logoJoin ACRL for a free ACRL Presents webcast to kick-off Open Access Week.  The webcast, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Open Access” will be held Wednesday, October 25, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central time (10:00 -11:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern).

Open Access Week is an international event that celebrates the open movement. We work with colleagues to plan creative programs that spread awareness of open access. But what do we talk about when we talk about open access? How can we tailor our messages to communicate with a variety of audiences succinctly and persuasively? Join colleagues to reflect on our messages and see how peers have taught about openness.

Outcomes:

  • Define open access in your own words in order to explain it effectively to audiences.
  • Understand rationales for and against open access in order to communicate the value of openness to stakeholders.
  • Become aware of examples of open access lessons and activities that can be adapted for your presentations and classes.

Speaker: Maryam Fakouri is a Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian at the University of Washington Seattle. She monitors developments in information law and policy that affect higher education, and she offers guidance about various copyright issues. She has designed educational programs about copyright, fair use, open access, and related topics. Prior to specializing in scholarly communication, Maryam was a reference and teaching librarian. Maryam co-designed the curriculum for the ACRL traveling workshop “Two Paths Converge: Designing Educational Opportunities on the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy” which she continues to present for ACRL upon request. Maryam has a Master of Library Science from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. Read more about Maryam in her ACRL Member of the Week profile on ACRL Insider.

Free registration is now available.  The webcast will be recorded and the archive will be shared after the live event.  Contact mconahan@ala.org with questions.

COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

COUNTER recently published Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. The new release internally consistent, unambiguous, and flexible, so that it will be easier for publishers to be compliant and so that the Code of Practice can be adapted and extended as digital publishing changes over the years. The new Code of Practice becomes effective from January 1, 2019.

COUNTER is eager to support librarians, answer questions about Release 5, keep the community updated on the publication of library support guides. Librarians can register to be included in an email forum to receive more details.

More information is available on the COUNTER website.

ACRL OpenCon 2017 Scholarship Opportunity: Shape the Future of Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data!

OpenCon 2017Join the next generation of advocates and scholars to shape the future of Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data!

Are you a librarian who’s passionate about opening up access to educational and scholarly resources? Keen on being part of a community that’s dedicated to and engaged in OA advocacy? Then OpenCon 2017 is the conference and community for you. Now in its fourth year, you must apply and be selected to attend OpenCon in person. (Anyone can attend remotely; find out more about satellite venues and other opportunities for participating in the community virtually.)

ACRL is providing scholarship funding for two librarians to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany, November 11-13. To be eligible for selection, just follow the OpenCon application process and instructions. If you are a librarian and have already applied, then great! If you are chosen to participate in OpenCon and are an ACRL member, you will be considered for an ACRL-sponsored scholarship. Your information will be conveyed to a group of ACRL member leaders for review and selection.

Besides the benefit of attending OpenCon, each recipient of the ACRL-sponsored scholarships will also be appointed for a 2-year term on ACRL’s Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee! Thus, if selected, you’ll have a chance to build on what you gained from OpenCon and contribute to scholarly communication initiatives that ACRL works on.

The application deadline is August 1, 2017. Apply soon and have a chance to attend OpenCon on an ACRL scholarship!

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