[Rdap] Prepare to Participate in Open Access Week with ACRL Toolkit

Adrian Ho hoadriank at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 16:05:28 EDT 2015

The announcement below might be of interest.  Apologies for cross-posting.

*Prepare to Participate in Open Access Week with ACRL Toolkit*


Let ACRL’s Scholarly Communication Toolkit
<http://acrl.ala.org/scholcomm/> help
you prepare to lead events on your campus during Open Access Week, October
19-25, 2015. Open Access Week <http://www.openaccessweek.org/>, a global
event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and
research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of
Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help
inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in
scholarship and research.

The ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit provides context and background by
summarizing key issues to offer quick, basic information on scholarly
communication topics. It also links to examples of specific tools,
including handouts, presentation templates and videos for librarians to
adapt and use on their own campuses, and for library school students
seeking to incorporate these issues into their course work. The toolkit,
developed and maintained by the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment
Committee, serves as a valuable resource for scholarly communication
discussions inside the library and for outreach programs to faculty and

ACRL’s strategic goal
<http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/strategicplan/stratplan>for the research
and scholarly environment is that librarians accelerate the transition to a
more open system of scholarship. Be part of the movement to influence
scholarly publishing policies and practices toward a more open system.

We encourage contributions to this toolkit from its users and the academic
library community. If you have a tool you find valuable for advocacy and to
the discourse of scholarly communication, please share it. This may include
a paper, presentation, handout, video, case study, or other kinds of
resources. Kindly email your contributions to Kara Malenfant, ACRL Senior
Strategist for Special Initiatives, kmalenfant at ala.org.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher
education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000
academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a
division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products
and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and
lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to
advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at
www.acrl.org/, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at
@ala_acrl <https://twitter.com/ALA_ACRL>.
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