ACRL Presents Webcast: Using ACRL’s Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications Report in Your Library and Research

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Learn how you can use ACRL’s new research agenda, Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future, in your library and for future research in a free ACRL Presents webcast on Monday, September 9, 2019, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Central time (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pacific | 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. Mountain | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Central | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)

At the heart of ACRL’s new research agenda, Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future (available for download or purchase), are three main organizing notions: People, Content, and Systems. Each offers a different direction for interested librarians and researchers to engage with the scholarly communications issues they care most about, highlighting areas of progress and practical actions that libraries can take now, and delineating topics for new research with specific research questions and sample projects.

A team of ALA Emerging Leaders (Cari Didion, Sheila García, Kim Henze, and Teresa Schultz) created targeted use cases (see poster and report) for how different groups might address the focus areas in the ACRL research agenda. The Emerging Leaders team mapped these case studies to four academic library role archetypes (Library Staff/Paraprofessionals, Public Services Librarians, Technical Services Librarians, and Library Administration) as well as four general institution categories (Large Research Universities, Community Colleges, Liberal Arts Colleges, and Minority-Serving Institutions).

This organization allows individuals to focus on the categories that align most closely with their current professional settings. These use studies are meant to serve as a starting point rather than comprehensively reflect the academic library landscape. In addition to the use case studies themselves, the Emerging Leader team’s final report provides an overview of research benefits and anticipated difficulties along with an appendix listing possible research partners. 

In this free webcast, learn more about the use cases, how to activate the research agenda at your library, and ask questions about preparing an ACRL scholarly communications research grant proposal, due September 30.

MD Galvin, ReSEC Scholarly Communication Research Grant Review Subcommittee Chair

Nathan Hall, ReSEC Chair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Charlotte Roh, ReSEC Vice Chair,  University of San Francisco

Kara Malenfant, Association of College & Research Libraries

How to Register
Register for free, and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webcast. The webcast will be recorded and posted on the ACRL website after the live event. Questions should be directed to Kara Malenfant.