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  Advancing Scholarly Communication Contact:
Julia Blixrud
Faculty Speak Out

Campus Outreach Initiative

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Institutional Outreach to Scholarly Society Leaders, Editors, and Members

Outreach to scholarly society leaders is an important activity for libraries working to promote positive change that advances the scholarly communication system, promotes new research modes, and offers a path forward in a time of paradigm shift. a set of tools and resources is gathered here to assist libraries in developing positive, supportive relationships with leaders, editors, and members of academic scholarly societies affiliated with their institutions.

This initiative seeks to increase library staff’s conscious connections with leaders of scholarly societies residing on their campus in order to:

  • Build positive relationships between librarians and faculty members

  • Create opportunities for education and dialog with key opinion leaders and decision-makers within disciplinary communities

  • Identify opportunities for libraries to partner/collaborate with scholarly societies

  • Enhance library leadership’s decision-making capability by building a better understanding of their faculty members’ and researchers’ ongoing needs for services from scholarly societies.