ACRL seeks applicants for joint Institute on Scholarly Communication

Contact: Kara Malenfant


For Immediate Release

January 30, 2006

ACRL seeks applicants for joint Institute on Scholarly Communication

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) seeks applicants for the first Scholarly Communication Institute, co-sponsored with the Association for Research Libraries, to be held in Los Angeles, July 12-14, 2006. The deadline for application is
March 1, 2006. Acceptance to the Scholarly Communication program is limited to 100 individuals.

Participants will:

  • Build expertise for their libraries and campuses
  • Design a collaborative program for their institutions
  • Explore strategies for creating systemic change
  • Discover new approaches for engaging faculty

This jointly sponsored institute offers tools and techniques to build a scholarly communication program or move an existing program to the next level. Participants will assess their campus environment before the institute, engage in two-and-one half intensive days of active learning, and develop customized outreach plans to implement at their home institutions.

The institute sponsors seek participants from a variety of institution types and sizes. They encourage large institutions to submit applications from small teams of no more than three reflecting various institutional roles, such as librarians, library administrators, faculty, and campus administrators. Applicants should articulate realistic goals for a campus plan and demonstrate institutional support for, or readiness to support, a plan. Selection is on a competitive basis.

Complete details about the program as well as the online application form and instructions can be found at
(Click “ACRL/ARL Institute on Scholarly Communication”).

Applicants can direct questions concerning the program or application process to Kara Malenfant at 312-280-2510;

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.