Enriching How We Create, Teach and Learn: The Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Joyce Ogburn
Dean of Libraries and Belk Distinguished Professor
Appalachian State University

Stephanie Davis-Kahl
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Illinois Wesleyan University

Merinda Kaye Hensley
Instructional Services Librarian and Scholarly Commons Co-coordinator
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mary Ellen Davis
Executive Director
Association of College and Research Libraries


Academic librarians are exploring the intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy programs, intersections that have become more apparent as the academic environment has grown increasingly digital. Technological changes and resulting new connections have impacted many aspects of scholarship, teaching, and learning. These changes, coupled with an increased emphasis on creativity and use of media, require a system level approach to literacy and the creation, use, and distribution of knowledge. An Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) white paper issued in 2013 identifies three areas of intersection (economics, digital literacy, and changing roles) and recommended four objectives to pursue (integrate pedagogy and scholarly communication into educational programs for librarians; develop new model information literacy curricula; explore options for organizational change; and promote advocacy). A new ACRL task force is promoting and building on the recommendations of the white paper, identifying professional development opportunities, and ascertaining other strategic actions to bring these programs together. In the project briefing members of the task force will facilitate a discussion about current activities nationally and at attendees’ institutions. The presenters will seek ideas to guide ACRL in helping to advance action at academic institutions; specifically, how to bring others (e.g. IT, e-learning initiatives, teaching and learning centers, and offices for faculty development) into the conversation and identify areas for collaboration. Discussion topics will include connections with teaching methods, learning outcomes, digital literacy, data literacy and management, digital scholarship, and publishing services.


Presentation (Ogburn)


Last updated:  Monday, April 14th, 2014