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EDUCAUSE Now: - #36 - 1) ACRL's Kara Malenfant on Evolving Scholarly Communication 2) ELI 2011 Annual Conference Preview

This month on EDUCAUSE Now:  This month on EDUCAUSE Now:  We feature a conversation with Kara Malenfant, the Scholarly Communications and Government Relations Specialist for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Malenfant talks about the shift librarians are making in both their approach to scholarly communications and in their service models. We also speak with ELI Directors about next week’s 2011 Annual Conference and what participants can expect from the event, both online and in-person!

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Kara Malenfant on Shifting Perspectives in Scholarly Communications
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The changing landscape of scholarly communications means that libraries must change the way they think about their service models. Kara Malenfant is the scholarly communications and government relations specialist for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). In this conversation with Adrian Alexander, dean of the McFarlin Library at the University of Tulsa, she talks about the ways this shift is effecting the traditional relationship between librarians and faculty. A reference of interest in this conversation is to the report by Ithaka for the Association of Research Libraries, "The Current Models of Digital Scholarly Communication."

ELI 2011 Annual Conference Preview
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The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2011 Annual Conference takes place next week, February 14th through the 16th in Washington DC. We talk with ELI Directors Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz about next week’s conference and some of the new opportunities and experiences participants can expect this year.

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