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Julia Blixrud
Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC)

Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success

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April 9-10, 2013
Indiana Convention Center
Room 103-104
Indianapolis, Indiana

Are you already working with library colleagues, faculty, and researchers on your campus for change in scholarly communication? Do you want to develop a deeper impact for your programmatic activities?

Librarians responsible for scholarly communication programs want to know how to continue to build and strengthen efforts that resonate with their local institution. Often those individuals have responsibility, but not full authority, for those programs and need to find ways that effectively influence the direction of those programs. If this describes your situation, you won't want to miss the new ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) workshop “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success,” April 9–10, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In the tradition of other ISC events, this workshop will emphasize active learning and hands-on work by participants, both individually and in groups. Throughout the workshop, participants will have structured opportunities to reflect on how to apply what they are learning to strategic planning within their own institution, to share information and test ideas with other workshop participants, and to begin developing skills to influence campus colleagues.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1:00-5:00 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Room 103-104
(Afternoon snack included)

6:00-8:00 p.m. Optional dinner discussions

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Room 103-104
(Morning refreshment included)


Melanie Hawks is the Learning and Development Manager at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library.

Paul D. Meyer is Principal Consultant, President, and Co-CEO of Tecker International.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will augment their ability to think strategically about setting directions for their scholarly communication programs.

  2. Participants will learn techniques for operationalizing their programs most powerfully by determining which activities to undertake and what support is needed to advance the strategic directions of their programs.

  3. Participants will practice skills to influence campus partners and position their programs within the context of their institutions’ mission, vision, goals, and objectives.


The workshop is appropriate for anyone responsible for developing and implementing a scholarly communication program at their institution. We encourage teams from the same institution to attend together. Participants should already possess a working knowledge of scholarly communication issues. Your library should already have a scholarly communication program and you can articulate its goals. Alumni of other ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication events as well as those who have participated in the ACRL Roadshow workshops are encouraged to attend, as the content of this workshop will not replicate, but rather build on, those past experiences.


The ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication workshop will be held at the Indiana Convention Center (Room 103-104) in downtown Indianapolis. Registrants who are not also going to the ACRL 2013 Conference, may use the workshop housing reservation form [PDF].


Registration for the workshop is now closed. Please contact Tricia Donovan ( for more information.

The workshop is being underwritten by the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication and offered at a lower cost than is typical for similar one-day events. We encourage campus teams to participate.

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing ( Requests received on or before January 31, 2013, are entitled to a refund of the registration fee minus a $25 processing fee. During the month of February 2013 the processing fee will be $50, and cancellations received after February 28, 2013, will not receive a refund.