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Libraries are broadening their involvement in the scholarly communication process by advocating author rights and open-access publishing, as well as providing researchers with digital services, such as institutional repositories and e-publishing programs. Academic librarians are in a good position to help raise awareness on their campuses of important scholarly communication training and outreach programs. By training those who work most closely with faculty, libraries are more likely to develop effective scholarly communication advocates. Thus prepared, librarians and library staff can better inform faculty members about their individual and collective options regarding scholarly communication issues.


Presented at the 27th Annual Charleston Conference, Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition (2007), with Julie Speer (Head, Scholarly Communication and Digital Services, Georgia Institute of Technology), Christine Fischer (Head of Acquisitions, University of North Carolina Greensboro), and Stephen Dew (Collections & Scholarly Resources Coordinator, University of North Carolina Greensboro).