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Scholarly Communications Workshop
Dr. Ray English, Director of Libraries, Oberlin College

Monday, February 13, 2006
Room N101,
Beeson School of Divinity,
Samford University, Birmingham, AL
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop will focus on scholarly communications and will be presented by Dr. Ray English, currently the library director at Oberlin College and current chair of the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee.


Powerpoint Presentation

ACRL Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication Handout

Actions Librarians Can Take Handout

Actions Faculty (with Tenure?!) Can Take Handout

Actions for Librarians and Faculty (ideas generated during the workshop)

Making a Campus plan (ideas generated during the workshop)


8:00-8:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of our Speaker
8:35-10:15 a.m. Part I
Issues and dysfunctions in the scholarly communications system

The first part will focus on issues such as the high cost of scholarly journals, the effect of costs on library budgets, issues related to electronic journal licenses, and the economic problems of university presses.
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-12:00 a.m. Part II
Strategies for fostering reform in the scholarly communications system

The second part will focus on strategies including creating competitive journals, editorial board control, collective buying, open access journals, author control of copyright, and author self-archiving.
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:15 p.m. Part III
Actions for librarians and faculty

The third part of the workshop will address specific actions that librarians and faculty can take to foster change in the system of scholarly communication.
2:15-2:30 a.m. Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. Part IV
Developing a campus plan for scholarly communications

In this last part of the workshop participants will work on a campus plan for scholarly communications issues. Participants will also share the ideas they've developed for their plans.

DIRECTIONS: The workshop will be held in Room N101, in the Beeson School of Divinity at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. For directions, see their website at http://www.samford.edu/maps.html. This page also includes links to campus maps. We recommend this PDF Map. The Beeson School of Divinity is Building #8 on this map and is referred to as Divinity Hall. All available parking is either colored in or shaded. Additional parking is available in a gravel lot across Lakeshore Drive from the southwest gate (not the main gate). A campus shuttle bus picks up from this lot approx. every 15-20 minutes and will drop you off on campus at the Beeson University Center (Building #8 on the PDF Map).

Please contact anyone listed below if you have questions:

Jennifer Long, AACRL President, jlong@beowulf.mhsl.uab.edu
Robert H. Schrimsher, AACRL Vice President, rhschrim@samford.edu
Deborah Grimes, AACRL Past President, dgrimes@sheltonstate.edu
Carla Waddell, AACRL Secretary, ctwaddel@samford.edu
Bethany Skaggs, AACRL Treasurer, bskaggs@jsu.edu
Rosemary Arneson, AACRL Member-at-Large, arnesonr@montevallo.edu
Jill Grogg, AACRL Newsletter Editor, jgrogg@bama.ua.edu
Eric Kidwell, AACRL Legislative Liaison, ekidwell@huntingdon.edu
Beth Ashmore, AACRL Webmaster,  beashmor@samford.edu

Previous Workshops:

Millennials in the Library: Today's Student Library Worker
Friday, October 7, 2005, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Main Conference Room, Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery, AL

RED , WHITE , & YOU : The Patriot Librarian in Today's Information Environment
Friday, October 24, 2003, 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Library Conference Room, Samford University, Birmingham,AL

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