Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement

Bring this one-day workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortium! To schedule a workshop, contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org or (312) 280-2521.

Program Description

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. With this workshop, ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system.

This workshop has been updated with a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. The goal of the structured, interactive program is to equip participants with knowledge and skills to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system.

You can bring this workshop at full cost to your campus year round. Additionally, ACRL offers a partial subsidy on a competitive basis for up to five hosts each academic year. The deadline to apply to host the subsidized version in 2020 was Friday, November 15, 2019. View more information about the subsidized program.

    Number of presenters: Two presenters for up to 100 participants.

    Who Should Attend

    The workshop is appropriate for those with administrative responsibilities, with new leadership assignments in scholarly communication or digital publishing, as well as liaisons and any others who are seeking to advance their professional development in scholarly communication.


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    Workshop Structure

    The day begins with an overview of scholarly communication fundamentals including the publishing landscape, copyright, and library engagement. For afternoon sessions, hosts will be asked in advance to select two topics that are of interest to their communities. These "deep dive" options include:

    • Accessibility
    • Library-Based Publishing
    • Measuring Research Impact
    • Open Education
    • Open Science
    • Research Data Management
    • Scholarly Publishing and Open Access
    • Text and Data Mining

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    Sample Schedule

    Total Time: 7 hours, 30 Minutes

    • 15 Minutes: Welcome
    • 30 Minutes: Introductory Exercise
    • 30 Minutes: Understanding Scholarly Communication: Framing the Issues
    • 15 Minutes: Break
    • 90 Minutes: Copyright and Publication Agreement Exercise
    • 60 Minutes: Lunch
    • 15 Minutes: Midday Summary - Share Out from Lunch
    • 75 Minutes: Module 1
    • 15 Minutes: Break
    • 75 Minutes: Module 2
    • 30 Minutes: Conclusion and Wrap-Up Discussion

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    Learning Outcomes

    In the morning sessions, participants will hone skills in recognizing and providing support on key scholarly communication issues, including...

    • Access to Scholarship and Data: Participants will understand the academic drivers and economic principles that underlie scholarly publishing worldwide, in order to evaluate and provide guidance about opportunities, benefits, and challenges of broader and more open dissemination of scholarship and data.
    • Copyright & IP: Participants will integrate essential principles of copyright and other property rights applicable within an academic context, so they are able to provide guidance on the use of rights-protected materials in scholarly communications and digital scholarship, campus and Library projects, and online learning environments and classrooms.
    • Outreach & Engagement: Participants will discover and devise their own implementable strategies for involving their communities in both understanding and participating in scholarly publishing and the scholarly publishing landscape.

    Depending on the afternoon topics chosen by hosts, specific learning outcomes will include:

    • Scholarly Profiles & Research Impact: Participants will learn how to implement tools, methodologies, and best practices for monitoring and increasing researchers’ impact, so they can provide community input and facilitate campus decision-making about supporting scholarly impact and return on research investment.
    • Open Education: Participants will gain working knowledge of how open educational resources (OERs) are used, created, and supported, so that they may establish or advance relevant campus programs.
    • Emerging Scholarship and Publishing Opportunities: Participants will learn to recognize and advise their communities about emerging scholarship formats and technologies, as well as new scholarly publishing opportunities (including library publishing), in order to evaluate or build local support at their institutions.

    Presenters

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    Jennifer Beamer
    Jennifer Beamer
    Elizabeth (Beth) Brown
    Elizabeth (Beth) Brown
    William M. Cross
    William M. Cross
    Sandra Aya Enimil
    Sandra Aya Enimil
    John Edward Martin
    John Edward Martin
    Carla Myers
    Carla Myers
    Jenny Oleen
    Jenny Oleen
    Anali Maughan Perry
    Anali Maughan Perry
    Rachael G. Samberg
    Rachael G. Samberg

    Testimonials

    Don't take our word for it. See what participants are saying!

    "Exceeded my expectations. Very Grateful. Thank you."

    "I liked that the workshop brought together multiple local institutions and practitioners from different areas of librarianship"

    "I particularly appreciated that both presenters clearly demonstrated their passion for the topic and were very forthright and honest and informal in style."

    "Best, most accessible copyright presentation I've ever seen."

    "Both presenters were great - well informed, comfortable, engaging!"

    "Best aspect of the workshop? Too hard to select one!"

    "This workshop was immediately relevant to my job!"

    "Great opportunity to talk with concerned and knowledgable people!"

    "The overview of copyright was wonderful! I took a previous course about copyright but really didn't understand concepts until this workshop."

    "The section on copyright validated my approach and gave me confidence in how I approach copyright with my faculty."

    "The interactiveness and approachability of the presenters, as well as their communications skills helped me learn more and build off what I already knew to develop further expertise."

    "I really have a much better understanding of the importance of all faculty members at my library having a baseline understanding of scholarly communication so that they can be effective leaders and sources of information to faculty and student researchers on our campus."

    "Both presenters were great, and I really left the day feeling like I had something to contribute to conversations around scholarly communication on my campus! Thank you!"


    Bring this workshop to your campus!

    Ready to host this workshop at your institution? Here's what you need to know about hosting an ACRL RoadShow. To schedule a workshop, please contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org or (312) 280-2521.