Library to host regional workshop May 25
May 14, 2010

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The Bryan College library staff will host a regional workshop dealing with scholarly communication May 25, library Director Dr. Gary Fitsimmons has announced.


Bryan will be one of five host sites for workshops presented by the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Co-host for the event will be the Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Central Library of Appalachia.


“As the economic downturn continues in higher education and across the nation, ACRL is providing this valuable educational experience at locations all across the country,” according to Richard Fyffe, ACRL scholarly communications committee co-chair. “It is vital to the work of all academic librarians that they understand the basics of the evolving scholarly communication system.”


Dr. Fitsimmons said morning sessions will be devoted to informing librarians about developing content for scholarly publication, the peer review process, and publishing or disseminating scholarly work created by faculty members. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to developing publication strategies.


“These workshops deal with scholarly communication as it evolves into the digital realm,” Dr. Fitsimmons said. “We will be discussing ideas participants bring to the workshops to develop step-by-step plans for them to get started in this field.”


The workshop is limited to 100 participants. For more information, contact Dr. Fitsimmons.