Director, Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy
North Carolina State University
Associate Professor, MS/LIS and CAS Program Director
University of Illinois
Scholarly Communication Librarian
University of Kansas
While the work of scholarly communication has grown exponentially in libraries, research (including our own) indicates that librarians still enter the field woefully unprepared for this work. The Scholarly Communication Notebook (SCN) is an Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS)-funded community hub that uses open educational resources (OER) to bridge the gap between library and information science (LIS) education and practice. This session introduces the SCN as a repository for open resources gathered by expert curators and as an engine for practitioners and students to develop new resources that reflect the dynamic potential and equitable values at the heart of scholarly communication. It also describes the SCN as a community of practice where current students and educators can come together to share, critique, and iterate on ideas and practices that refresh formal LIS education and enrich practice in the field. The co-principal investigators on the project will introduce the SCN and share next steps and lessons learned from this project.