ACRL Announces Recipients of Sponsored Scholarships to OpenCon

The ACRL Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of Timothy Dolan and Michelle Reed as sponsored scholarship recipients to attend OpenCon 2016 in Washington, DC, November 12-14. Timothy Dolan is Librarian at Greenfield Community College, Mass., and Michelle Reed is Open Education Librarian at the University of Texas Arlington.

“Tim and Michelle impressed us with their passion for opening up access to educational and scholarly resources,” remarked ACRL ReSEC chair Amy Buckland, Institutional Repository Manager at the University of Chicago. “Supporting the active participation of ACRL members in initiatives like OpenCon is one of the ways we hope to put in to action the recent ACRL Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians, by helping our community not only be advocates for OA, but by walking the talk themselves.”

OpenCon 2016 is designed to serve as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation of scholars and researchers to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. In addition to attending OpenCon, Tim and Michelle will be appointed for 2-year terms on ACRL ReSEC to build on what they’ve gained by contributing to ACRL’s scholarly communication initiative.

For more information on the ACRL Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians, see the June announcement from when it was approved.