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 is committed to supporting academic and research libraries accelerate the transition to more open and equitable systems of scholarship through advocacy, education, and resource sharing - a goal articulated and carried out through ACRL's Plan for Excellence.
ACRL provides a number of programs and resources for academic and research librarians to deepen their knowledge of scholarly communication and support initiatives on their campuses.
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Research and Scholarly Environment Committee
ACRL's work in scholarly communication is primarily carried out by the Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC). Learn more about ReSEC.