The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium will be hosting an ACRL workshop on April 19th: “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/scholcomm/roadshow). The workshop will be held at Towson University, which is located in an area a few miles northwest of downtown Baltimore.
USMAI is offering our department the opportunity to send five students to attend the conference with free registration. Our department will provide transportation-related support for five students to attend this valuable education opportunity.
The event will begin at 9:00 AM and end by 4:00 PM, so it would be feasible for students to carpool and commute to/from the event on the same day. Alternatively, the MARC train service to downtown Baltimore plus a taxi ride to Towson could also be very affordable.
Students are encouraged to e-mail self-nominations to Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee by Feb. 23 for consideration. The nomination should include the following information
- Use “ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop” in the Subject line
- A statement on the student’s interest in the ACRL workshop and how it relates to the student’s career goals
- An unofficial transcript of courses completed at CUA
Department Co-Chairs, Dr. John Convey and Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, will select students for this program. Selected students will be notified by March 1. Workshop attendees from CUA will provide a summary of their workshop experience to share with the LIS community at CUA.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Hsieh-Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Ph.D.
Professor & Interim Co-Chair
Room 451A Columbus School of Law Building
Dept. of Library & Information Science
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064