ARL is providing travel scholarships to three researchers to attend OpenCon 2014, the student and early-career researcher conference on open access, open education, and open data, which will be held in Washington, DC, in mid-November. The three ARL travel scholarship recipients are Brianna Marshall, digital curation coordinator at University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries; Alfonso Sintjago, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota; and Nic Weber, PhD candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The three-day conference is designed to serve as a powerful catalyst for projects led by the next generation of scholars and researchers to advance OpenCon’s three focus areas—open access, open education, and open data. The first two days of the conference will combine presentations and workshops to build the participants’ skills in key areas, from raising institutional awareness to coordinating national-level campaigns effectively. The final day will focus on advocacy training and meetings with policymakers. For more information, visit the OpenCon 2014 website.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.