Facilitators Announced for Scholarly Communication Workshop on Strategic Skills for Success

ISC logoAre you already working with library colleagues, faculty, and researchers on your campus for change in scholarly communication? Do you want to develop a deeper impact for your programmatic activities? If this describes your situation, you won’t want to miss the new ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) workshop “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success” to be held April 9—10, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About the workshop
On Tuesday afternoon, April 9, during a highly interactive session, participants will discuss how to strategically position their scholarly communication programs. The session will be facilitated by consultant Paul D. Meyer, who assists library associations and academic libraries with strategy development. He will ensure that participants have the opportunity to share ideas, challenge each other, and determine their own strategic direction. Through small and large group interaction, participants will learn techniques and processes to strengthen, reengineer, and implement strategy.

The following morning, Wednesday, April 10, the University of Utah’s Melanie Hawks will facilitate a session to help participants choose the influencing strategies that are most likely to move their programs forward. During a second highly interactive session, participants will learn how to tailor messages to different audiences and deliver a clear call to action. Participants can expect to leave with a basic framework for communicating with key stakeholders.

ISC facilitator photosAbout the facilitators
Paul D. Meyer is Principal Consultant, President, and Co-CEO of Tecker International. With more than 25 years of experience in consulting and managing not-for-profit organizations, he brings a wealth of knowledge and innovative thinking to his work. For over 10 years, Paul has consulted with hundreds of organizations–both corporations and not-for-profits–and provided solution-oriented facilitation, training, and consultation in strategic planning, change management, issue resolution, operational analysis, governance restructuring, board/volunteer leadership development, and future visioning. Paul has a master’s in business administration from Marymount University.

Melanie Hawks is the Learning and Development Manager at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. She has 20 years of experience as a trainer and facilitator. She leads workshops for higher education professionals throughout North America. Melanie has a master’s in professional communication from Westminster College. She has authored the ACRL Active Guides on “Life/Work Balance” and “Influencing without Authority.”

More information & registration
Find out more about this workshop, including agenda, learning outcomes, target audience, and registration. Early-bird registration ends November 15. Registration for the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication workshop is coordinated by ARL and is a separate process from registration for the ACRL 2013 Conference or its pre-conferences and will close on January 31, 2013, unless the workshop fills earlier.