Weaving the threads: Scholarly communication and information literacy


Information literacy and scholarly communication are two major outreach activities in academic libraries. We believe these two areas require that librarians engage in conversations and actions related to strategically creating change in the roles of librarians within our organizations as well as within our campus communities. Two publications released in 2013 by ACRL discuss how these two areas can and should be blended in outreach efforts to faculty and students. “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environments”(1) is a white paper that was produced by a working group to articulate how these areas intersect. Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication(2) was also published in 2013 and was edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley. These works provide an excellent overview of the intersections of both subjects while providing conversational starting points for academic librarians at their institutions.


Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Scholarly Communication