Core Classroom: Assess Your Scholarly Communication Program

For Immediate Release
Fri, 09/23/2022


Tom Ferren

Professional Development Program Officer

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOFrom November 7 to November 25, join Core for the Core Classroom “Assess Your Scholarly Communication Program.” This classroom will provide participants with a fuller understanding of the assessment landscape for scholarly communication activities. Through a variety of readings, activities, and assignments, participants will consider current scholarly communication assessment practices at their institutions, including those that address diversity and equity; gaps in qualitative and quantitative measures; and methods to gauge engagement with campus stakeholders. Participants will be guided through an engagement matrix and assessment rubric that can be used to evaluate scholarly communication programs in academic libraries. By the end of this course, participants will have tools and frameworks to begin flexibly assessing the growth, maturity, and success of their local scholarly communication activities and services.

Assess Your Scholarly Communication Program
Start/End Dates:
November 7-25, 2022


Students have 24/7 access to the class site for the duration of the class, and aside from assignment deadlines, the work can be completed at their convenience. Presenters will have office hours to provide guidance and feedback as students work their way through the material. All registrants must be able to attend the live zoom sessions and complete the assignments to receive the certificate of completion.


A computer with Internet access is required. A high-speed connection and headphones are recommended. No experience is necessary; beginners from any background are welcome.

Live Class Discussions via Zoom

The following list of live virtual discussion sessions, moderated by the presenters, are the only live class events:

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CT
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CT
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CT


Emily K. Chan, Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship, University Library, San José State University, San José, CA
Nicole Lawson, Associate Dean for Academic Services, California State University, Sacramento, CA
Suzanna Yaukey, Dean of University Libraries, Towson University, Towson, MD

Registration Fees:

$157.21 – Core Member
$179.10 – ALA Member
$199 – Non-member

Classroom space is limited. Register now and save your seat!

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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