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Engaging Faculty in Scholarly Communication Change: A Learning Community Approach

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Jennifer Bazeley ,

Miami University King Library 312 Oxford, OH 45056
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Jen Waller,

Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian, Miami University (Ohio)
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Eric Resnis

Information Literacy Coordinator, Miami University (Ohio)
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Abstract

INTRODUCTION As the landscape of scholarly communication and open access continues to shift, it remains important for academic librarians to continue educating campus stakeholders about these issues, as well as to create faculty advocates on campus. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM Three librarians at Miami University created a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Scholarly Communication to accomplish this. The FLC, composed of faculty, graduate students, staff, and librarians, met throughout the academic year to read and discuss topics such as open access, journal economics, predatory publishing, alternative metrics (altmetrics), open data, open peer review, etc. NEXT STEPS The members of the FLC provided positive evaluations about the community and the topics about which they learned, leading the co-facilitators to run the FLC for a second year. The library’s Scholarly Communication Committee is creating and implementing a scholarly communication website utilizing the structure and content identified by the 2012-2013 FLC.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1129
Volume: 2,  Issue: 3
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Published on 01 Aug 2014.
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