Scholarly communication, often called “scholcomm,” is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing fields in librarianship. Scholcomm jobs are increasingly prevalent at all types of institutions, and there is increasing recognition that, in a sense, every academic librarian’s work serves and is driven by changes in scholarly communication. Unfortunately, while scholcomm is something we all need to understand, it’s not taught in many LIS programs. Only a handful of programs offer dedicated courses, and only 12% of respondents from a recent survey indicated that scholarly communication was addressed in other courses.
As three people working across diverse roles in the field, we’re excited to share a resource that we hope can help academic librarians understand this work, skill up in areas that are relevant to their own practice, and share their own projects with others in the field: the Scholarly Communication Notebook (SCN).
Cross, Will & Bonn, Maria & Bolick, Josh. (2022). Finding your way in academic librarianship: Introducing the Scholarly Communication Notebook. College & Research Libraries News. 83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.83.10.444