The University of New Mexico Libraries and New Mexico State Libraries sponsoring an Association of  College and Research Libraries Scholarly Communications Roadshow in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UNM Continuing Education Building at 1634 University Blvd. NE. Lunch will be provided.

This structured interactive overview of a 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. It is intended to provide a foundational understanding for participants and serve as a catalyst for action.

For more information, email Amy Jackson or call 277-1207. To register, visit The deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

Participants will:

  • Enhance understanding of scholarly communication as a system to manage the results of research and scholarly inquiry.

  • Increase their ability to examine, and initiate or support new models of scholarly communication (i.e., research & social interaction models such as blogs, new ways of peer review).

  • Select and cite key principles, facts, and messages relevant to their own scholarly communication plans and programs (current or nascent).

  • Identify concrete actions that they may take back to their institutions and in their positions to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system.

Ada Emmett
is Scholarly Communications Program Head and Librarian at the University of Kansas (KU).  She received her MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) in 2002 at the University of Washington and her BA at the University of Michigan. She has been at KU nine years and is now library faculty at the Center for Digital Scholarship in Watson Library.

Heading the Scholarly Communications Program in that Center, she works with faculty and academic departments to provide open and public access to their published scholarship, in fulfillment of the faculty's Open Access policy. She also assists faculty and students to understand their copyrights associated with scholarly and creative works which they author, create and share in the classroom. She has been passionate about issues of scholarly communication and access to knowledge since her graduate school days.

Sarah L. Shreeves is the Coordinator for IDEALS (, the set of services and collections that support scholarly communication services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sarah also co-coordinates the Scholarly Commons (, a space that supports advanced research services in data access and management and the digital humanities among other things. She is responsible for working with faculty, students, and researchers on a range of scholarly communication issues including author rights, open access, and data curation. 

Shreeves currently is a member of the Open Repositories Conference Steering Committee, serves on the faculty for the ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow (, and is on the steering committee for the DMP Tool (  Sarah speaks and publishes regularly on scholarly communication issues as well as on the social and technical barriers to metadata interoperability. She has a BA in Medieval Studies from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in Children's Literature from Simmons College, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Illinois. Shreeves can be found at Shreeves on Twitter. For her full CV, visit: Shreeves CV.

Stephanie Davis-Kahl is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University.  She provides leadership for the development, design, deployment and support of scholarly communication programs and services, including Digital Commons @ IWU (  She works with students, faculty and staff to provide guidance on author rights, copyright, open access, and undergraduate student publishing.  As the Managing Faculty Co-Editor of the Undergraduate Economic Review, she works closely with students on all aspects of the publishing process. 

Davis-Kahl also provides research consultation, collection development and instruction services to four departments at IWU, supervises Access Services, and is involved in faculty governance.  She is active in the Association of College & Research Libraries, most recently as the Chair of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section.  Her research interests include library publishing, undergraduate research and scholarly communication programs at liberal arts colleges.  She earned her BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College and her MS in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.