Research and Scholarly Environment Committee
Our committee provides information to ACRL members about research and scholarship trends, including Open Access, publishing, and copyright. We inform ACRL members about what's happening with vendors and in library world with regards to open access in general. We also discuss how to support academic librarians trying to provide information to the faculty at their institution about this area. We advance this work through the following projects and initiatives:
Typically January and June.
0-2 hours a month depending on what subcommittee they participate on.
The committee is interested in members who are involved with, pay attention to, or are interested in research, scholarly communication, copyright, open access, scholarly publishing, SPARC, etc.
It would be working with like-minded people interested in the same things around scholarly communication- open data, OER, open publishing, research impact, etc.
Members are encouraged to participate at whatever level they are able to, including leading one of the sub-committees. It may be helpful to know that participating in meetings via phone had been an option pre-pandemic and is expected to remain an option post-pandemic, as well.