Wednesday, March 01, 2017

#ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Webinars

The UK's CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has scheduled the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Webcast Series. Each is one hour and includes time for questions and discussion. They are on: March 3 2017 (Crossing Paths: An Introduction to the Intersections); April 4 2017 (Creating Learning Experiences at the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy) and May 5 2017 (Talking Points: Strategies for Building Collaborative Partnerships at the Intersections). They are all at 3pm UK time, 10am US Eastern time. They are free to ILG members, and to others cost £25 per webcast or £50 the 3. The speakers are Emma Molls, Publishing Services Librarian at University of Minnesota and Michelle Reed, Open Education Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington. This is part of an ongoing initiative, for which the website is here:
"In recent years the Information Literacy Group (ILG) has seen a rise in dedicated library support for researchers, as well as increasing support from other areas of universites, to support publication and Scholarly Communication. This overlap between general research support, library specific research support, and general academic liaison work has resulted in some interesting opportunities and duplications in work. The ILG sees Scholarly Communication as a key part of Information Literacy, so is pleased to explore these overlaps in these series of webinars, with the help of our presenters from the ACRL. This series of webinars will suit any higher education librarians particular those involved in teaching and learning, academic liaison, or research support."
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The blurb for the first one (March 3) says "Following the 2013 publication of ACRL’s white paper on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy, interest in the connection between these two critical areas of librarianship has grown tremendously. The first webcast in this three-part series explores common definitions of the two topics; analyzes the intersections and objectives presented in the white paper and in subsequent publications; offers practical examples of librarianship at the intersections; and discusses partnerships that advance outreach and education initiatives. This webcast provides participants with a shared theoretical foundation on which the rest of the series is built."
Photo by Sheila webber: Intersecting branches, January 2017

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