For immediate release | October 30, 2012

ACRL seeks Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement workshop presenter

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement. The day-long workshop, now in its fifth year, is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country. The workshop content is updated each year to meet the evolving needs of the community. In 2013, the sections will focus on access, intellectual property, engagement and emerging opportunities for scholarship.

In addition to the in-person workshop, the presenter team is seeking to develop virtual programming, which may be via brief recorded videos that would be housed in the ACRL scholarly communication toolkit and/or through a live webcast series. ACRL e-Learning webcasts are 90 minutes in length, including time for audience Q&A. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board and other interactive tools during the webcast. Participants can interact with the presenters via text-based chat or audio.

Application materials must submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central time on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, to Lisa Macklin, vice chair of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee, at The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has formed a small review team, separate from the current presenters, to consider applications. The process includes checking references and a telephone (or Skype) interview. The group will select a new presenter for 2013 and notify all applicants by Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Complete details, including qualifications, application information and more details on the workshops, are available on the ACRL Insider blog. Contact Lisa Macklin at lmackli@emory.eduor (404) 727-1535 with any questions.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 11,500 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. ACRL is on the web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2517