Scholarly Communication IG

Charge

To engage the ALA/ALCTS membership on current issues on all matters of scholarly communications.

Roster

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Composition

The Scholarly Communications Interest Group is led by a chair and chair-elect.

Origin

The ALCTS Scholarly Communications Committee was first established in 1991. The group was charged to serve as the review and advisory committee on all matters of scholarly publishing, to investigate changes in methods for scholarly publication and communication, and to collect and review information from the library and scholarly community concerning guidelines and standards. In addition, the committee was to provide for the communication of ideas between members of ALCTS and scholarly associations and presses; to plan and sponsor meetings, seminars, studies, or other forms of communication on topics related to changes and developments in scholarly communications; and to encourage the exchange of ideas among scholars, librarians, and distributors of scholarly information.
In 1995, the Board voted to disband the committee and replace it with a new Scholarly Communications Discussion Group. In the spring of 2008, it officially became the Scholarly Communications Interest Group with the conversion of all ALCTS discussion groups to interest groups.

Get Involved

ALCTS values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve as chair-elect and chair of the Scholarly Communications Interest Group.Volunteers must have an interest in the work of the interest group and be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring.  Service on the interest group usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.

Staff Liaison

Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director
cwilt@ala.org
1.800.545.2433, ex. 5030