Feedback on Draft ACRL Research Agenda – Deadline Extended to January 11

ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee together with Rebecca Kennison and Nancy Maron – the authors selected by ACRL to design, develop, and deliver a new ACRL research agenda for scholarly communications and the research environment – are grateful for the feedback received thus far on the draft document for public comment. To ensure the robust community engagement continues, the deadline to comment has been extended to COB Friday, January 11, 2019.

Developed with a high degree of community involvement, particularly historically underrepresented groups, this powerful new ACRL action-oriented agenda is intended to encourage the community to make the scholarly communications system more open, inclusive, and equitable by addressing issues concerning people, content, and systems. It outlines trends, encourages practical actions, and clearly identifies the most strategic research questions to pursue.

Your input is crucial for ensuring the final document is as helpful as possible both in guiding academic librarians on actions that can be taken now to promote a more open system of scholarship and identifying essential areas that merit further investigation. Your comments will be most helpful by addressing these areas:

  1. Suggestions regarding the major categories of people, content, and systems.
  2. Examples of recent publications to cite, work currently underway, and notable projects just getting started.
  3. Additional research questions—or variants of the questions—that you feel are important.

Add your comments publicly to the draft research agenda by COB Friday, January 11, 2019. Or share your comments privately with Nancy, Rebecca, and ReSEC member leaders via a feedback form.