ARL/ACRL announce first regional Institute on Scholarly Communication

***Spaces still available. Application deadline extended to September 28, 2007. ***

July 31, 2007

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announce the first regional Institute for Scholarly Communication, hosted by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) December 5-7, 2007, in Chicago. This immersive learning experience prepares participants as local experts within their libraries. Participants, who are encouraged to attend in teams, will become fluent with scholarly communication issues and trends and begin developing outreach plans for their campuses.

"A regional event allows us to support institutions that would not, for whatever reason, attend a national event," commented Kara Malenfant, Scholarly Communications and Government Relations Specialist at ACRL,"and CARLI makes a wonderful first partner." Karla Hahn, Director of ARL's Office of Scholarly Communication noted, "we see this move to a regional event as a natural evolution in the life of the institute. It will enable us to refocus our national efforts to meet the changing needs of the library community."

Acceptance to the Illinois ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication is competitive; participation is limited to 100 to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Institutions from Illinois will receive preferred consideration, and seats are reserved for 20 participants outside the state. Applications will be accepted until September 28, 2007. Find complete details on the CARLI Web site: http://www.carli.illinois.edu/institute07.html

Consortia or other institutions that may be interested in hosting the next regional Institute on Scholarly Communication should contact Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director, External Relations, ARL, jblix@arl.org.

Read more information about the Institute.