The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will take its popular scholarly communications workshop on the road to five locations in 2013. The day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” will be led by two expert presenters at locations across the country.
In 2013, the workshop will focus on themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property and engagement. The goal of the program is to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program. The workshop will help participants in very practical ways, such as: prepare for library staff or faculty outreach (i.e., working with faculty on publication agreements, interacting in their roles as liaisons, and developing programming for faculty and/or graduate students), contextualize collection development decisions to internal and external stakeholders, and initiate or support new models for scholarly communication in their libraries.
The program continues its cost-sharing model, as ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the expense for delivering the road show, and the cost for successful host institutions is $2,000. Complete details, including the application to host, are available on the program website. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.