ACRL to offer scholarly communication institute

ACRL is offering a full-day institute on scholarly communication in conjunction with the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20-24, 2012 in Dallas. Registration is now open, with an early-bird deadline of Dec. 2, 2011.  Complete details including registration materials are available online.

Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement
Friday, January 20, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The goal of this full-day institute is to empower attendees to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system. Engage in a structured interactive program that explores scholarly publishing, author rights and open access in practice. The institute is appropriate for those with administrative responsibilities, with new leadership assignments in scholarly communication or digital publishing, as well as liaisons and any others who are seeking to advance their professional development in scholarly communication.

Four modules will focus on:

  • new methods of scholarly publishing and communication
  • copyright and author rights
  • economics
  • open access and openness in practice

Complete details and registration materials are available online.  Direct questions to Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522.