References

American Library Association (2012) The 2012 State of America’s Libraries: A Report from the American Library Association. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/americaslibraries/soal2012. American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy Digital Literacy Task Force (2012, September). Draft: Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy. Washington, DC: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://connect.ala.org/files/94226/digilitreport2012_COMMENT%20DRAFT_9%2018%2012.pdf. Association […]

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Appendix B: Process for Developing this White Paper

The concept of a white paper to articulate the impact of the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy on the work of academic librarians emerged after discussions in ACRL meetings, within committees, and across committees. More than four years ago, members of the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee identified a need to “mainstream” scholarly communication […]

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Appendix A: Working Group Members

The following people served on the working group and contributed to the writing of this white paper: C. Jeffrey Belliston Assistant University Librarian for Scholarly Communication, Assessment and Personnel Brigham Young University Polly Boruff-Jones Director of Library and Information Services Drury University Stephanie Davis-Kahl Scholarly Communications Librarian Illinois Wesleyan University Barbara DeFelice, Director Digital Resources […]

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Conclusion

The need for librarians and library organizations to observe carefully and think deeply about the changing scholarly information environment and its impact on our roles in further developing information fluent communities and reforming the current scholarly communication ecosystem is compelling. Adaptations in both of these areas are necessary for us to support the success of […]

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Recommendations

After articulating these intersections and exploring responses that will help make libraries resilient in the face of the changing scholarly information environment, we identified the following objectives and actions in alignment with the responses discussed in the paper. In some cases, we suggest organizations best suited to forward these ideas, and in all cases, we […]

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Responses to the Changing Environment: Resilience in Libraries

Resilience when faced with a changing environment is critical not only to survival but also to the growth and development of an organization. To achieve this, we need to be willing to practice and model innovation within our organizational structures. Based on our exploration of the above intersections, we find that the scholarly communication and […]

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Intersection 3: New Roles for Librarians

The imperative to contribute to the building of new infrastructures for scholarship and to be deeply involved with evolutions in teaching 3.1. Why New Roles Librarians’ roles have been rapidly evolving in response to new initiatives in academic organizations. Notable initiatives for information literacy librarians are online learning, embedding librarians in courses, the “flipped” classroom, […]

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Intersection 2: Digital Literacies

Teaching new content formats, and the emergence of multiple types of non-textual content 2.1. What Is Changing? In their draft report, the ALA OITP Digital Literacy Task Force defined digital literacy as, “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills” (2012, p. […]

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Intersection 1: Economics of the Distribution of Scholarship

The changing nature of scholarly publishing, and the education of students to be knowledgeable consumers and content creators 1.1. Publishing Is Becoming Pervasive The economics of the distribution of scholarship in the digital information age has been a core topic for scholarly communication education and outreach programs geared to faculty and graduate students. Yet it […]

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Environmental and Organizational Context

The tremendous changes in the global digital information environment and in higher education are well documented. For background to our exploration of the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy, we selected just a few of the many external forces that have a large impact on libraries. These are: the turmoil in scholarly publishing; a […]

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