Register by September 16, 2010

Registration for the sixth webinar in the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) series Strengthening Programs through Collaboration will close on Thursday, September 16, 2010. The webinar, “Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs—Organizational Strategy” is scheduled for September 21, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT), and will focus on the shifting roles of libraries and their staffs, specifically as it relates to broader involvement in scholarly communications activities. Speakers will discuss how libraries are conceiving of their work differently and how they are filling these needs. Case studies will highlight the time and energy scholarly communications activities are taking at their institutions and how the work is managed.

The scheduled speakers include:

  • Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Michael Furlough, Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and Co-Director, Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing, Penn State University
  • Doug Way, Head of Collections, Grand Valley State University

For more information on the webinar series, and to register for either the individual webinar or the entire series, please visit

The Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) is jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries to promote the development of library-led outreach on scholarly communication issues. Hundreds of institute alumni form a community that provides peer support and professional sharing of information relating to campus outreach. The institute’s first signature event was an in-person immersive learning experience that prepared participants as local experts within their libraries and provided a structure for developing a program plan for scholarly communication outreach that is customized for each participant’s institution. The ISC has supported additional professional development activities and also provides a set of shared resources. It is on the Web at