lunes, 20 de julio de 2009

Reaching Out to Leaders of Scholarly Societies at Research Institiutions-Web Conference, August 6

Washington DC- July 20, 2009

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is hosting a Web conference on "Reaching Out to Leaders of Scholarly Societies at Research Institutions," August 6, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. EDT as part of an ongoing initiative to enhance library outreach.

Complementing the recently released guide on outreach to scholarly society leaders, the 60-minute webcast will introduce the goals and key talking points for campus outreach to leaders, editors, and members of academic scholarly societies. It will support development of faculty outreach programs at ARL member libraries by offering strategy and tactics for increasing engagement with association leaders at the institution.

Successful campus outreach should encourage and support society leaders to engage in positive change that advances the scholarly communication system, promotes new research modes, and offers a path forward in a time of paradigm shift.

The Web conference is intended to interest research library staff and administrators who have responsibility for working with faculty and researchers. The event will be appropriate for group participation and institutions may want to organize post-event discussions among interested staff.

Featured speakers include:
Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University Libraries
Robert Hanisch, Astronomy Department, Johns Hopkins University
Jennifer Laherty, Indiana University Libraries
Jason Jackson, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University

The Web conference is free, but advance registration is required. To register individuals or groups, visit

More Information
The full text of "Campus Outreach to Scholarly Society Leaders, Editors, and Members: Promoting positive change and a continuing role for scholarly societies" is freely available at

Karla Hahn
Association of Research Libraries

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