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Starting Scholarly Conversations: A Scholarly Communication Outreach Program

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Andrea M Wright

Furman University 3300 Poinsett Hwy Greenville, SC 29613
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As the scholarly communication system continues to evolve, academic librarians should take an active role in both developing their own knowledge and educating their campus communities about emergent topics. At Furman University, librarians developed an outreach program, aimed primarily at faculty, to increase awareness of current scholarly communication issues. Expert speakers were recruited to present throughout the year on open access, altmetrics, author’s rights, and other relevant topics. This program addressed a number of needs simultaneously— outreach to faculty; education for Furman librarians; and education for the greater library community—and affirmed the importance of providing opportunities to discuss these issues beyond the libraries. The program also further established Furman University Libraries’ role in educating and guiding its campus community through changes in scholarly communication models and practices.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1096
How to Cite: Wright, A.M., (2013). Starting Scholarly Conversations: A Scholarly Communication Outreach Program. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 2(1), p.eP1096. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1096
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Published on 27 Nov 2013.
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