Scholarly Communication Discussion Group


The Scholarly Communication Discussion Group is an informal and in-depth discussion of one or more hot topics that impact Open Access initiatives and the many related opportunities which aim to advance the dissemination of scholarship without economical, legislative or technical barriers.


Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Allison Payne (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Aleah Price (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Elois Sharpe (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

Displaying active committee roster as of 04/16/2024. Last retrieved on 04/16/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.


ALA Connect Community

SCHOLCOM Discussion Group discussion list
To join the Scholarly Communication Discussion Group’s discussion list, please join the group’s ALA Connect community.

All ALA members automatically have an ALA Connect account connected to their ALA login. Non-members are welcome to create a free Connect account and have access to numerous resources, including being able to join this discussion group’s community. Here is a direct link to create an account. Please visit the Connect FAQ page for more information.

Once you have joined this Connect community, you can post to the list by sending an email to or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.

Before you post: please note job postings are prohibited on ALA Connect. Please see the Code of Conduct for more information.


Discussion Groups are composed of group leaders (conveners) and are open to all members based on interest. Only the conveners appear on the roster.
The convenor(s) of the Scholarly Communication Discussion Group. are ex-officio members of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee.


The Scholarly Communication Discussion Group was  established by the Board at the ALA Midwinter Conference in 2002.

Get Involved

Join a Discussion Group
If you would like to join the Scholarly Communication Discussion Group or have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics, please contact the convener(s).

Staff Liaison

Aleah Price
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association