ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop Hosts Announced

Scholarly Communication workshopThe ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has selected five sites to host the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” as road show events in 2017. 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 2017 road shows are:

  • Council of Research and Academic Libraries (San Antonio, TX)
  • Portland State University Library (Portland, OR)
  • University of Delaware Library (Newark, DE)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NB)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)

Led by two expert presenters, this structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system has been updated with a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. The workshop focuses on access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement along with deep dives into selected topics of greatest interest to each host community. Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. The workshop goal is to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system.

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 five hosts, ACRL offers this workshop and a variety of others that can be brought upon request to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Led by expert presenters, these one-day immersive workshops are designed to engage participants and help academic librarians strengthen competencies in multiple areas of concentration. Read more about ACRL’s licensed workshops and contact ACRL Program Coordinator Chase Ollis at or (312) 280-2521 to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.