Joy Kirchner, UBC Library’s Scholarly Communications Co-ordinator, has been appointed as a Visiting Program Officer to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The 12-month appointment was made to support the ACRL’s scholarly communications initiatives.
Kirchner remains in her role at UBC Library, but has been granted some release time to assist the ACRL. She will work with members and staff to develop a sustainable model for the Scholarly Communications 101 workshop, support the work of the Scholarly Communications Committee and develop other initiatives to advance ACRL’s work in this area.
“We are very pleased that Joy has been asked to work closely with ACRL to support evolving approaches to scholarly communication,” said Allan Bell, Director of Library Digital Initiatives at UBC. “Joy’s work with ACRL will have a direct connection to our institutional and Library strategic plans. Her work with ACRL will dovetail with UBC’s goals to increase the impact of UBC research by making it widely available in open access digital repositories and promote open access and open source methods and tools.”
You can view the complete announcement here.