Friday, August 11, 2006

Aug. 15 deadline alert for ACRL / ARL Institute on Scholarly Communication

Apply now for the second ACRL/ARL Institute on Scholarly Communication December 6-8, 2006, at Duke University, Durham, NC. The deadline for application is August 15, 2006. Acceptance to the Scholarly Communication program is competitive and limited to 100 individuals.

This jointly sponsored institute offers tools and techniques to build a scholarly communication program or move an existing one to the next level. Participants will assess their campus environment before the institute and engage in 2½ intensive days of active learning. During the institute, participants will develop customized program plan components to implement at their home institutions. The Institute sponsors are seeking participation from a wide range of academic libraries from community colleges to research institutions. Larger institutions are encouraged to propose teams that reflect various institutional perspectives, such as librarians, library administrators, faculty, and campus administrators.

The Friends of the ACRL are supporting 4 scholarships to cover the $600 registration fee for the institute. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals from diverse backgrounds and those employed at smaller institutions or serving professionally underrepresented minorities.

Complete details about the program as well as the online application form and instructions can be found at (Click “ACRL/ARL Institute on Scholarly Communication”). Applicants can direct questions concerning the program or application process to Kara Malenfant at 312-280-2510;

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