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Deadline Approaching for Scholarly Communication Workshop on Strategic Skills

Offered by the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC), the workshop “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success” helps librarians continue building and strengthening programs that resonate with their local institutions. This workshop is appropriate for librarians who have already established scholarly communication programs and are seeking to develop a deeper impact. Participants will think strategically about setting directions, plan appropriate next steps, and practice skills to influence campus partners.

The workshop will take place Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 1:00–5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in Indianapolis, Indiana, prior to the ACRL 2013 conference. Visit the workshop webpage to learn more.

The Institute on Scholarly Communication is jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries to promote the development of library-led outreach on scholarly communication issues. Hundreds of institute alumni form a community that provides peer support and professional sharing of information relating to campus outreach. The institute’s signature event is an immersive learning experience that prepares participants as local experts within their libraries and provides a structure for developing a program plan for scholarly communication outreach that is customized for each participant’s institution. The institute is on the web at http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/scholarly-communication/institute-on-scholarly-communication.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its 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/.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the web at http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl, and Twitter at @ala_acrl.