2019 Scholarly Communications Research Grant Recipients Announced

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communication cover
Open and Equitable Scholarly Communication cover

ACRL is pleased to announce the recipients of its Scholarly Communications Research Grants in 2019. These grants of up to $5,000 each support new research that will contribute to more inclusive systems of scholarly communications in areas suggested by the 2019 report Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future (available for download or purchase).

The selection committee from ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee chose seven proposals from a highly competitive round of applications. The grant recipients are:

  • Tatiana Bryant (Adelphi University) and Camille Thomas (Florida State University) for a project titled “Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing Amongst Faculty of Color”
  • Jennifer Chan (University of California, Los Angeles) and Juleah Swanson (University of Colorado Boulder) for a project titled “SCORE Analysis: Leveraging Institutional Data to Bring Balance Back into the Scholarly Landscape”
  • Amanda Makula and Laura Turner (University of San Diego) for a project titled “Collaborative Collection Development: Inviting Community-Owned Public Scholarship into the Academic Library”
  • Gemmicka Piper (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) for a project titled “Barriers to Minority Faculty Open Knowledge Production”
  • Mantra Roy (San Jose State University) for a project titled “Global South Speaks: A Librarianship Perspective”
  • Teresa Schultz and Elena Azadbakht (University of Nevada, Reno) for a project titled “Accessible Open Educational Resources Project”
  • Carolyn Sheffield, Michelle Flinchbaugh (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Carolyn Cox (University of Baltimore), Adam Zukowski (Towson University), Robin Sinn, Caitlin Carter (Johns Hopkins University), Katherine Pitcher (St. Mary’s College), Trevor Muñoz, and Terry Owens (University of Maryland, College Park) for a project titled “A Roadmap to the Future of Promotion & Tenure”

“Each of these projects will advance the values, goals, and research priorities set forth in ACRL’s research agenda, Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications,” says Nathan Hall of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, chair of the Research and Scholarly Environment Committee. “They represent a broad range of topics, including examinations of promotion and tenure guidelines, attitudes of faculty of color towards open access publishing outlets, and barriers to full participation in the scholarly communications system for researchers in countries sometimes collectively labeled as the ‘global south.’ The committee looks forward to seeing the project outcomes and the continued advancement of open, inclusive, and equitable scholarship for and with the people, content, and systems that make up the research environment.”

ACRL is happy to support this new research and looks forward to working with these researchers as their projects develop.