The presenters are offering a two part webinar which will provide an introduction to the key concepts of scholarly communication and their relationship to information literacy and integration with library instruction. The webinars will build on the ideas presented in the ACRL whitepaper on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy (Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment) as well as the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Topics covered in part one include definitions and the socioeconomic aspects of scholarly communication, in addition to the principles and expectations of the open access movement. In the second webinar the presenters will cover the issues of ethics, trust and critical thinking in engaging with the research process and evaluating scholarly products. Attendees will gain basic knowledge of scholarly communication issues and how they relate to information literacy, and how academic librarians can apply these concepts in outreach and teaching.
About the presenters:
Joyce Ogburn, former president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, is a leader in scholarly communication advocacy and explorations of the intersections with information literacy. At present she works at Appalachian State University, promoting digital scholarship, understanding of the research process, and scholarly communications and publishing. She has held administrative and librarian positions at other universities, most recently at the University of Utah.
Paul Orkiszewski is Lead Librarian for Acquisitions at Appalachian State University. He has previously held positions involving music librarianship, collection management, library technology, scholarly communication, and intellectual property at various institutions including Louisiana State University, Rice University, the University of Sydney, and the Alamo.