On June 17, 2009 ACRL-LA hosted an ACRL workshop with about 80 attendees. Many thanks to all who participated!
Kindly sponsored by:
"Led by two expert presenters, this structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system supports individual or institutional strategic planning and action. The workshop focuses on new methods of scholarly publishing and communication, open access and openness as a principle, copyright and intellectual property and economics, providing a foundational understanding for attendees." -ACRL
The Louisiana Chapter of ACRL has been chosen as one of five hosts for the ACRL Communication Road Show, out of 46 applications. This workshop, which would ordinarily cost you $250.00 or more will be FREE for all registrants.
ACRL-LA will also be serving a Luncheon: $15 for ACRL-LA or ALA members, and $35 for non-members. Attendance at the lunch is optional, but will be a great occasion for meeting old friends and networking with other librarians. If you are not a member of ACRL-LA and wish to become one, membership is only $20. Click here to join if you are interested!
Guest speakers include:
Sarah L. Shreeves, the Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), the set of services and collections that comprise the institutional repository at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is responsible for working with departments, faculty, students, and researchers on a range of scholarly communication issues including author rights, open access, and data curation. She has spoken and published extensively on metadata interoperability particularly within the context of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.
Kevin Smith is the Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University, a position he has held since it was created in June 2006. Kevin consults with faculty, staff, administrators and students about copyright, licensing and scholarly publishing issues. He also offers educational programs to various faculty and student groups, works on intellectual property policy for the University, and advises Duke on national legislative issues that affect scholarly communications. His interest in copyright, intellectual freedom and civil rights lead him to attend law school part-time starting in 2001. He received a JD degree in 2005 and was admitted to the bar in Ohio after that year.
Ralph Boe has thirty years of information management experience and has been the Director of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network since its creation in 1992. LOUIS has been responsible for the automation of all Louisiana academic libraries and also licenses and supports access to indexes, abstracts, and full-text products for Louisiana's academic, public, and school libraries since 1994.
For more details from ACRL's site, please follow this link