OPPORTUNITY: Scholarly Communication Assessment Forum scholarship

An IMLS National Forum grant which will enable the assessment of scholarly communication programs at M1Carnegie classified public institutions has been awarded to Sacramento State and San Jose State Universities, This grant, the “Scholarly Communication Assessment Forum,” or “SCAF” will take place on May 4 & 5, 2020 at Sacramento State University. Here, “scholarly communication practitioners and campus stakeholders, as well as library assessment experts, will convene to present and discuss best practice and strategies for assessing scholarly communication services at M1 institutions.”

From the site:


  • Monday, May 4, 2020: 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020: 8:30am-2:00pm

Topics may include:

  • Mapping scholarly communication programs to library, campus and consortial strategic plans
  • Going beyond impact factor
  • Measuring library “embeddedness” in the institution
  • Tracking adoption and cost savings of open educational resources (OER)
  • Integrating scholarly communication services in instruction & the campus curriculum
  • Celebrating faculty scholarship through marketing
  • Being purposeful with metrics and scholarly communication
  • Funding scholarly communication including grant funding, APCs, OA costs
  • Multifaced assessment for scholarly communication
  • Measuring the intangibles of scholarly communication such as word of mouth, success of outreach, engagement, and logging of anecdotal stories and evidence

Location: Sacramento State University in the University Union’s Cottonwood II & III Suites

Scholarship Details

In order to encourage participation from a wide array of professionals, we will be providing three travel scholarships of up to $1500 each. Funds will be provided as reimbursement upon completion of the forum and may be used for airfare, lodging, meals and local transportation. All are welcome to apply, but priority in awarding scholarships will be given to applicants from M1 public institutions.

Those interested should complete this form by February 28, 2020. Scholarship winners will be notified by email no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.

A limited number of spaces at the forum will be open to the public and will require prior registration. We will open registration to the public in mid-March 2020 via this website.

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