For immediate release | March 10, 2014

ACRL selects 2014 Scholarly Communication Road Show hosts

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has selected five sites from 14 applications to host the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” as road show events this spring and summer. Recognizing that scholarly communication issues are central to the work of all academic librarians and all types of institutions, ACRL is underwriting the bulk of the costs of delivering this proven content by sending expert presenters on the road.

The institutions selected to host the 2014 road shows are:

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. (April 11, 2014)
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas (May 2, 2014)
  • Council of Atlantic University Libraries/Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l'Atlantique, Fredericton, New Brunswick (May 9, 2014)
  • California State University, San Marcos, Calif. (June 6, 2014)
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. (July 18, 2014)

Led by two expert presenters, this structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system supports individual or institutional strategic planning and action. The workshop focuses on access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property and engagement. It is intended to provide a foundational understanding for participants and serve as a catalyst for action.

Host sites are partnering with other institutions and organizations in their area to extend the reach to as diverse an audience as possible. Library staff, including liaison librarians, catalogers, access services and senior management from two-year, liberal arts, master’s, comprehensive and doctoral institutions will attend the workshops.

In addition to offering a partial subsidy on a competitive basis to these five hosts, ACRL offers the option of bringing this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round. Read more about how to bring this workshop to your region.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


Kara Malenfant

Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)