Invitation to Participate in the New Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System

As part of the ACRL initiative to develop an actionable research agenda on the research environment and scholarly communication system, researchers Rebecca R. Kennison and Nancy L. Maron are conducting several online focus groups to ensure in particular that members of underrepresented groups—across a variety of institutional types—will have the opportunity to share their perspective with the researchers. Although we wish to hear in particular from these groups, we welcome participation from anyone.

We are also hosting an in-person working session at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans that will engage participants in the prioritization of important scholarly communication topics through a mix of discussion and dynamic activities. The session will be hels from from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on  Sunday, June 24, 2018,  in the Morial Convention Center, Room 388-389. All are welcome to attend.

Below is a listing of the scheduled focus groups beginning Thursday, June 14. Each meeting will last no longer than 90 minutes and will take place via Zoom. All participants are asked to register in advance of the session. Space for each event is limited; should you not be able to participate in your first-choice session, we hope you will consider joining another.

  1. Thursday, June 14 @ 1:00pm Eastern
    Focus: Underrepresented cultural or ethnic communities
    Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/725b432d0b9d8c384ac87b605f06faf5
  2. Friday, June 15 @ 2:00pm Eastern
    Focus: Research-intensive universities
    Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/ba0372fbc100eabc4ac87b605f06faf5
  3. Monday, June 18 @ 1:00pm Eastern:
    Focus: Underrepresented cultural or ethnic communities
    Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/1820d1cd6a5f08f54ac87b605f06faf5
  4. Monday, June 18 @ 3:30pm Eastern
    Focus: Those with expertise and experience in universal accessibility challenges
    Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/edbef0a3c91e2ff97510d14dfea9e911
  5. Tuesday, June 19 @ 1:00pm Eastern
    Focus: Community colleges (or other 2-year colleges)
    Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/8129c8269a7bc6407510d14dfea9e911
  6. Tuesday, June 19 @ 3:30 pm Eastern
    Focus: Liberal arts colleges
    Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/d4e870ef206485b64ac87b605f06faf5
  7. Monday, July 9 @ 1:00 pm Eastern
    Focus: Underrepresented cultural or ethnic communities
    Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/58121029a0559ebacde7dc3c8da9331e

Should you have any questions, please contact info@knconsultants.org.