ACRL Offers 2012 Scholarly Communications Road Shows

Once again, ACRL will take its popular scholarly communications workshop on the road to five locations in 2012. New this year, the curriculum is revised and hosts will share part of the costs.

Now titled “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” the road show was originally offered to raise awareness about scholarly communications in the community. ACRL initially underwrote the full costs of the then-named “Scholarly Communications 101 – Starting with the Basics” program to support this goal. The program has evolved from this central goal of awareness building and three successful years later, the program now supports in-depth training as institutions are developing scholarly communications programming. As the workshop’s goals have moved from raising awareness to training, the road show program is transitioning into an established ACRL professional development program in alignment with ACRL’s other offerings.

In 2012, the program will be expanded and enhanced to a full day workshop with more applied programmatic elements while still retaining much of the “101 basics” elements. The program will also move to a cost sharing model. ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the costs for delivering the road show, and the cost for successful host institutions is $2,000.

The application to host will be available Tuesday, January 3, 2012. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. Central on February 7, 2012. Find out more on the program website.