Category Archives: Scholarly Communication

SPARC/ACRL Forum at ALA Annual Conference

Join us for the SPARC/ ACRL Forum, “Advancing ‘Open’ through Library Partnerships with Students and Early Career Researchers,” at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Over the past few years, collaborations have been increasing between academic libraries and students and early-career researchers (ECRs) — specifically around the issues of Open Access, Open Educational Resources and Open Data. Although academic libraries often work directly with faculty members on “open” issues, there is a growing opportunity for libraries to engage with graduate students and other early career researchers, who make up the next generation of faculty members, and have the potential to collectively transform scholarly communication systems into fully open models.

This forum will discuss the benefits of working with students and ECRs and highlight how libraries can engage effectively with these important stakeholders by showcasing successful examples of collaboration. The forum will be held from 3:00-4:30 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

 

ACRL announces new presenters for workshop “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement”

SC workshop blockThe ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Katie Fortney and Anali Maughan Perry as the newest presenters for the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” which is offered to institutions across the country on an ongoing basis. Katie and Anali join the team of experienced presenters as collegial partners in shaping the curriculum and presenting the popular workshop. Katie Fortney is the Copyright Policy & Education Officer for California Digital Library, serving the University of California libraries and their users. Anali Maughan Perry is the Associate Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication at Arizona State University Libraries.

“We’re very excited to welcome Katie and Anali to the team of presenters for the scholarly communication roadshow. Their policy expertise and experience working with scholars to preserve and provide open access to scholarship will be invaluable to the roadshow team, and will help to ensure a vibrant future for this important workshop,” said Chair of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee Claire Stewart of University of Minnesota. 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 committee member Scott Mandernack of Marquette University.

The program continues its cost-sharing model as ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop up to five times each year. Subsidized workshops for spring 2015 are: Friday, March 13, 2015, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC; Friday, April 10, 2015, at Tri-College University Libraries in Fargo, ND; Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Iowa State University Library in Ames, IA; and Friday, May 8, 2015, at Auburn University Libraries in Auburn, AL.

Stay tuned for more information in fall 2015 about how you can apply to host the competitive subsidized version in 2016. In addition, you may bring this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia at any time year round.

Reminder: Register for ScholCommCamp Unconference at ACRL 2015

It’s not too late to join the first-ever unconference sponsored by the ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) to be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., in Portland, Oregon. This collaborative and informal experience is right for you if you have good knowledge of scholarly communication topics and passion for library-led outreach on campus.

During this community-driven experience, you will come together with your fellow participants to share skills, learn what has worked at other campuses, and build plans for your library’s scholarly communication program throughout the day. You and your colleagues will set the day’s agenda on the spot during the first session of this spontaneous and timely event. ScholCommCamp will be an exceptionally productive day in which you define problems, create solutions, and develop plans so that you can improve your library’s scholarly communication program.

Skilled facilitators will help you make the most of this fun, lively day, and the newest addition is Carmen Mitchell, institutional repository librarian at Cal State San Marcos. She joins Amy Buckland, institutional repository manager at the University of Chicago, and Char Booth, director of research, teaching, and learning services at the Claremont Colleges Library. Learn more about them and the event itself on the ScholCommCamp webpage.

Register online now! The cost is $30 (lunch included) as the event is being underwritten by the ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication. Participation is limited to 100 people—first come, first served. You do not need to register for the ACRL 2015 conference to register for ScholCommCamp.

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The Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) is jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to promote the development of library-led outreach on scholarly communication issues. Hundreds of institute alumni form a community that provides peer support and professional sharing of information relating to campus outreach. The ISC’s first signature event was an in-person immersive learning experience that prepared participants as local experts within their libraries and provided a structure for developing a program plan for scholarly communication outreach that is customized for each participant’s institution. The institute has supported additional professional development activities and also provides a set of shared resources. The ISC is on the web at http://www.arl.org/isc.

Scholarly Communication Workshop Presenter Deadline Extended to February 12

SC workshop blockThe deadline to apply to be a new presenter for the ACRL workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” has been extended to 5 p.m. Central on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The day-long workshop, now in its seventh year, is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country. The dynamic and evolving workshop is updated each year to meet the evolving needs of the community.

The new presenter(s) will participate in shaping the curriculum as a collegial partner with the current presenters. Serving as a new presenter involves participating in monthly planning calls, in-person design meetings (held in conjunction with ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference), participating in all segments of the workshop event, and some development of materials, exercises and presentations. The new presenter will ideally shadow one workshop during spring 2015 and present a minimum of two workshops per year thereafter. (Spring 2015 workshops are offered as follows: Friday, March 13, 2015, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC; Friday, April 10, 2015, at Tri-College University Libraries in Fargo, ND; Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Iowa State University Library in Ames, IA; and Friday, May 8, 2015, at Auburn University Libraries in Auburn, AL).

Read full details about being a new presenter and learn how to apply. Questions? Contact Scott Mandernack, member of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, at scott.mandernack@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7954. The date for notifying applicants of their status remains Thursday, March 12, 2015.

ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop Hosts Announced

SC workshop blockThe 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.

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