Join ACRL this May for the Scholarly Communication Off-Roadshow: A Three-Part Webcast Series. ACRL’s traveling RoadShow workshops are on hold until it’s safe to resume large in-person gatherings, but we’re working to bring you the same great content through virtual experiences. These “Off-RoadShows” have been designed to help academic library professionals tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today. During this interactive three-part webinar series, we invite you to explore what scholarly communication looks like in 2022.
Webcast One: The Lay of the Land: Framing the Issues Impacting Scholarly Communication (Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central): The range of scholarly communication initiatives is vast and deep, but a few key considerations underlie the field, impacting our work in a variety of ways. In this session we’ll survey the current landscape of scholarly communications and identify key issues that we must successfully navigate on our journey to develop, grow, and successfully promote these initiatives at our institution.
Webcast Two: Navigating new routes towards Open Science practices (Thursday, May 12, 2022 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central): This session offers an overview of the current landscape and emerging possibilities for libraries related to Open Science (aka Open Research, or Open Scholarship). We will provide a definition and overview of Open Science, discuss some of the challenges, opportunities, and conversations taking place around Open Science, and offer some suggested pathways for libraries to explore.
Webcast Three: (Re)Building the Road as We Go (Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central): This session brings together the threads from the full series and prepares participants to blaze their own scholarly communication trails in 2022. We’ll talk about the chronic issues that have been cast in a new light by the public health and social justice crises of the past year and offer case studies from institutions across the field who have used this moment to make exciting change.