New from ACRL - “The Scholarly Communications Cookbook”

For Immediate Release
Wed, 11/03/2021


Erin Nevius

Content Strategist


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Scholarly Communications Cookbook,” edited by Brianna Buljung and Emily Bongiovanni. The latest offering in ACRL’s Cookbook series can help you establish programs, teach concepts, conduct outreach, and use scholarly communications technologies in your library.  

The research lifecycle and associated tools and practices are constantly evolving. In response to new forms of research output and mandates for open data and science, scholarly communications and related work have become important services for academic librarians to offer faculty and students. These services include research data management, copyright, open educational resources, and open access publishing support. This scholarly communications support connects many roles across the library, including liaison duties, instruction, and technical services. Academic libraries are increasingly vital throughout the entire research process.

"The Scholarly Communications Cookbook" features 84 practical, how-to recipes that can be used by those new to scholarly communications, early-career librarians, and more experienced professionals looking for fresh ideas for their institution. The book is divided into four thorough sections: 

•    Taking Your Program to the Next Level
•    Open Educational Resources
•    Publishing Models and Open Access
•    Tools, Trends, and Best Practices for Modern Researchers

Each recipe includes outcomes for implementing the project, and many also include outcomes for end-users like workshop attendees. Chefs have aligned recipes to standards and frameworks, including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the ACRL Scholarly Communications Toolkit, and NASIG’s Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians.

“The Scholarly Communications Cookbook” is available for purchase in print and as an ebook through the ALA Online Store; in print through; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers. 


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing nearly 9,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the webFacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube