Becoming a Trusted Scholarly Communications Expert

Establishing yourself as a visible scholarly communications expert on your campus is a great way to get faculty and students to come to you with questions, ideas, and content for your IR. But how do you become such an expert and let your service community know how you can help?

Jonathan Bull at Valparaiso University and Lucretia McCulley at the University of Richmond have both cultivated their expertise over time and are now the go-to people on their respective campuses for a variety of questions, projects, and needs. These range from authors’ rights issues and data management to publishing student work. In addition to explaining how they became experts in scholarly communications, Jon and Lucretia will share successful outreach ideas, messages that connected with their stakeholders, and their strategies for staying on top of the rapidly changing scholarly communications landscape.