JOIN OUR SPRING BOOK CLUB: Learn “What Everyone Needs to Know” about scholarly communication Thursdays this winter

“The internet has transformed the ways in which scholars and scientists share their findings with each other and the world, creating a scholarly communication environment that is both radically more complex and tremendously more effective than was the case just a few years ago. “Scholarly communication” itself has become an umbrella term for the increasingly complex ecosystem of publications, platforms, and tools that scholars, scientists, and researchers use to share their work with each other and with other interested readers.”

Description section, Scholarly Communication: What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press (2018)

Join Daniel Verbit, Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Academic Commons and Gutman Library, and Chris Pastore, Assistant Provost of the Center for Faculty Development and Nexus Learning, as we continue our scholarly reading group. This spring, we’ll read and discuss selected chapters from Scholarly Communication: What Everyone Needs to Know on Thursdays from 1:30-2:15 p.m. via Zoom. Each week, starting January 20th, 2022, we will discuss a book section and explore how to be a more engaged scholar. The book club will run consecutively until Thursday, March 10th, 2022.

Taking the lead from the book, we will discuss scholarly communication, its history, and its application.  Other topics will include metrics, altmetrics, and metadata. We anticipate book club discussions will facilitate critical self-reflection and promote professional vitality.

All are welcome to join, but limited slots will be available to facilitate small group discussions. After we reach capacity, sessions will be locked. Please register in advance by emailing Daniel.Verbit@jefferson.edu to reserve your spot. Gutman Library has one digital copy of the book available. Participants may also purchase a copy on their own.