Deadline Extended! Apply by Dec. 4 to Host 2020 Subsidized ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with the popular workshop Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement. To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2020.

With continuously updated content, this day-long workshop is led by two expert presenters and offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today.

In the morning, participants will engage in a structured and interactive program that focuses on scholarly communication fundamentals including the publishing landscape, copyright, and library engagement. For the two afternoon sessions, selected hosts will have the opportunity to choose two topics of interest to their communities. These “deep dive” options include:

  • Accessibility
  • Library-Based Publishing
  • Measuring Research Impact
  • Open Education
  • Open Science
  • Research Data Management
  • Scholarly Publishing and Open Access
  • Text and Data Mining

This subsidized program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Wednesday, December 4, 2019. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, the Scholarly Communication workshop is part of ACRL’s slate of day-long RoadShows that can be brought year-round at full cost to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at with questions or to discuss dates and locations.