Scholarly Communication Off-Roadshow: A Three-Part Webcast Series

Thursday, 4/29/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Thursday, 5/6/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Thursday, 5/13/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

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ACRL's traveling RoadShow workshops are on hold until it's safe to resume large in-person gatherings, but we're working to bring you the same great content through virtual experiences. These "Off-RoadShows" have been designed to help academic library professionals tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today. During this interactive three-part webinar series, we invite you to explore what scholarly communication looks like in 2021.

Webcast One: The Lay of the Land: Framing the Issues Impacting Scholarly Communication

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The range of scholarly communication initiatives is vast and deep, but a few key considerations underlie the field, impacting our work in a variety of ways. In this session we’ll survey the current landscape of scholarly communications and identify key issues that we must successfully navigate on our journey to develop, grow, and successfully promote these initiatives at our institution.

Webcast Two: Navigating new routes to sharing & evaluating scholarly work

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
This session offers an overview of current practices and emerging possibilities for the sharing, publication, and evaluation of scholarly work. We will look at the range of options available for sharing scholarship, especially through digital platforms, the potential benefits and challenges of Open Access publication, and some of the latest methods and controversies in measuring scholarly impact.

Webcast Three: (Re)Building the Road as We Go

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
This session brings together the threads from the full series and prepares participants to blaze their own scholarly communication trails in 2021. We’ll talk about the chronic issues that have been cast in a new light by the public health and social justice crises of the past year and offer case studies from institutions across the field who have used this moment to make exciting change.

Learning Outcomes

Webcast One
Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the various processes involved that shape the paths we navigate when pursuing  scholarly communications initiatives

  • Identify key participants, including people, organizations, and systems, who will join us on the journey

  • Be able to identify common obstacles that can bar our way

Webcast Two
Participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to recognize the range of options available for sharing scholarly work in the current scholarly communication landscape

  • Participants will be able to discuss the benefits & challenges of Open Access scholarly publishing

  • Participants will understand some of the key issues & resources available for evaluating scholarly impact

Webcast Three
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze the ways that the acute pressure of the past year reveal and recontextualize chronic issues in scholarly communication
  • Describe and support work at the field level that addresses these issue
  • Evaluate and apply new strategies for scholarly communication work at their own institutions

Who Should Attend

The webcast series 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.

Presenter

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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

    Registration

    Cost

    Save money and register for the full three-part webcast series!

    FULL SERIES
    ACRL member: $130
    ALA member: $200
    Nonmember: $230
    Student: $100
    Group*: $595

    INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
    ACRL member: $50
    ALA member: $75
    Nonmember: $90
    Student: $40
    Group*: $295

    *DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, ACRL will define a group as up to 30 individuals from a single institution working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webcast. Also, group registration includes access to the archived recording for one year for unlimited staff at a registered institution.

    ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of our attendees; please contact mconahan@ala.org if you have special registration circumstances.

    How to Register

    Register for the full series

    • Locate the webcast series under the April 2021 header (April 29-May 13 dates)
    • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast series title.
    • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

    Register for an individual webcast(s)

    • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the April and May 2021 headings.
    • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
    • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

    Tech Requirements

    ACRL Webcasts are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Zoom works on both PC and Apple platforms.

    Contact

    If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need to make arrangements for special assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).