Time to Step on the Gas in Approaching the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy
As someone who believes scholarly communication and information literacy will continue to be essential growth areas for academic libraries, I welcomed the recent appearance of Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment. This white paper, developed by an ACRL working group, advocates for the integration of scholarly communication and information literacy to strengthen the educational roles of academic libraries. Merging these areas represents something of a new frontier that will require many libraries to shift models that presently support scholarly communication and information literacy as separate endeavors. The paper effectively makes the case for this shift based on the premise that scholarly communication knowledge is vital to information literacy skills and the ability to navigate the world of digital information. The “how” part of making this transition happen is described mostly in broad strokes, suggesting a need for sharing successful models from the field. One step in this direction is the newly published book Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication (ACRL, 2013), which serves as a companion to Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy, with more specific strategies for implementation.
How to Cite:
Sutton, S. C., (2013) “Time to Step on the Gas in Approaching the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 1(3), eP1076. doi: https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1076