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Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pmWednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

Are you already working with library colleagues, faculty, and researchers on your campus for change in scholarly communication? Do you want to develop a deeper impact for your programmatic activities?

Librarians responsible for scholarly communication programs want to know how to continue to build and strengthen efforts that resonate with their local institution. Often those individuals have responsibility, but not full authority, for those programs and need to find ways that effectively influence the direction of those programs. If this describes your situation, you won’t want to miss the new ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) workshop “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success,” April 9–10, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

In the tradition of other ISC events, this workshop will emphasize active learning and hands-on work by participants, both individually and in groups. Throughout the workshop, participants will have structured opportunities to reflect on how to apply what they are learning to strategic planning within their own institution, to share information and test ideas with other workshop participants, and to begin developing skills to influence campus colleagues. The workshop is being underwritten by the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication. 


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1:00-5:00 p.m. (Afternoon snack included)

6:00-8:00 p.m. Optional dinner discussions

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Morning refreshment included)


Melanie HawksMelanie Hawks is the Learning and Development Manager at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. She has 20 years of experience as a trainer and facilitator. She leads workshops for higher education professionals throughout North America. Melanie has a master’s in professional communication from Westminster College. She has authored the ACRL Active Guides on “Life/Work Balance” and “Influencing without Authority.”



Paul MeyerPaul D. Meyer is President and Co-CEO with Glenn Tecker of Tecker International, LLC, and is Principal Consultant with Thunderbolt Thinking, Inc. providing strategy development and change management consulting, strategic thinking, future visioning, issues resolution facilitation, organizational governance reengineering, innovation training, operational analysis, board/volunteer leadership development, and research for corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

Consulting Experience

Paul has worked with over 200 associations, academic institutions, and corporations’ worldwide as well as state, province, and local component organizations and community-based institutions representing a variety of industries, professions and causes. He has worked with groups in a number of settings such as hospitality, education, accounting, state governments, scientific research, library sciences, public institutions, entertainment, and many more. His primary areas of expertise include strategic planning and visioning facilitation and implementation, knowledge-based decision making, conflict facilitation and mediation, brand positioning, operational analysis, structural reengineering, market and marketing research, governance restructuring, and product/program assessments. He is a proven researcher, trainer, and group process facilitator focused on producing results through collaboration, group dialogue, decision-making processes, and research assessment. Paul’s skills and experience enables him to assist groups at reaching consensus in developing new opportunities, creating innovative solutions, solving problems, and achieving identified organizational goals.

Education and Professional Involvements

Paul has an MBA from Marymount University and has earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He is an active member of ASAE serving on committees, contributing to publications, and speaking at conferences. Paul has been a faculty member of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management and currently a content leader for ASAE’s CEO Symposiums. Paul serves on the National Healthcare Quality Advisory Board.

Paul has published articles, led workshops, and is co-author of the best-selling book on organizational strategy and governance, The Will to Govern Well: Knowledge, Trust, and Nimbleness.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will augment their ability to think strategically about setting directions for their scholarly communication programs.
  2. Participants will learn techniques for operationalizing their programs most powerfully by determining which activities to undertake and what support is needed to advance the strategic directions of their programs.
  3. Participants will practice skills to influence campus partners and position their programs within the context of their institutions’ mission, vision, goals, and objectives.


The workshop is appropriate for anyone responsible for developing and implementing a scholarly communication program at their institution. We encourage teams from the same institution to attend together. Participants should already possess a working knowledge of scholarly communication issues. Your library should already have a scholarly communication program and you can articulate its goals. Alumni of other ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication events as well as those who have participated in the ACRL Roadshow workshops are encouraged to attend, as the content of this workshop will not replicate, but rather build on, those past experiences.


The ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication workshop will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. 


Registration for the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication workshop closed January 31, 2013.  Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing  to tricia@arl.org. Requests received on or before January 31, 2013, are entitled to a refund of the registration fee minus a $25 processing fee. During the month of February 2013 the processing fee will be $50, and cancellations received after February 28, 2013, will not receive a refund.  For registration questions contact Tricia Donovan at tricia@arl.org.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 12:30 pm


Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana