For immediate release | January 14, 2013

Apply now to host ACRL 2013 Scholarly Communication Road Shows

CHICAGO — Once again, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will take its popular scholarly communications workshop on the road to five locations in 2013. The day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community.

The goal of the program is to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program. In 2013, the workshop will focus on themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property and engagement.

The program continues its cost-sharing model, as ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the expense for delivering the road show, and the cost for successful host institutions is $2,000. Complete details, including the application to host, are available on the program website. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

For more information, contact ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara J. Malenfant at (312) 280-2510 or


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