Scholarly Communication

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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. Learn more in this video featuring past ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Chair Nathan Hall.

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Learning Opportunities

Expand your knowledge with learning opportunities focused on scholarly communication, including free and paid webcasts, in-person workshops, and conference programs.
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Browse our selection of titles related to issues in scholarly communication, including open access books and journal articles, books for purchase, and more.
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Scholarly Communication Toolkit

This free resource supports advocacy efforts that work toward changing the scholarly communication system and provides information on scholarly communication issues for the higher education community.
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Grants and Scholarships

ACRL is pleased to provide funding to support new research, scholarships to attend events, and other select opportunities.
Learn more about current opportunities.

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Other Resources

Check out ACRL's other resources to help you stay informed and up to date on issues in Scholarly Communication.
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ACRL Speaks Out

To increase ACRL's visibility and influence in the arena of higher education policy development, legislation, and best practices, ACRL speaks out on important issues.
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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.