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Kara Malenfant-IL (staff)'s picture

Interested in hosting ACRL 2017 scholarly communication workshop? Identify collaborators here!

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” Once again, ACRL is underwriting the cost to take this workshop on the road to five locations in 2017.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focus on themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement. Selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities, offering a deep dive into specific content areas.

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 5pm Central. Find out more on the program website. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, you may bring this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org or 800/545-2433 ext. 2521 to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details. ACRL currently offers four licensed workshops that can be brought directly to your institution, covering a variety of topics including: scholarly communication, the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education, research data management, and the intersection of scholarly communication and information literacy. Stay tuned in 2017 for new traveling ACRL workshops on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and assessment.

If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the scholarly communication workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

Marie Seymour-Green's picture

The University of Delaware Library is interested in applying for the subsidized version of the ACRL scholarly communication workshop.  We are looking for another institution with whom we can submit a joint application.  Anyone in the Delaware, Philadelphia or Baltimore area interested in co-sponsoring? Please contact seymour@udel.edu.  Thanks.  --Marie

Marie Seymour-Green
Electronic Resources Librarian
University of Delaware Library