We are pleased to announce our third (and final, from our current funding) call for proposals for materials to be included in the Scholarly Communication Notebook. Successful proposals will contribute openly-licensed educational materials (OER) about scholarly communication that reflect the broad range of people, institution types, and service models in scholarly communication and specifically fill gaps of representation in the current body of materials. With generous support from IMLS, we are able to offer $2,500 financial awards in recognition of the expertise and labor required to develop these resources.
Note: the SCN is distinct from, but related to, an open book project that we’re also pursuing. Learn more about the relationship and distinction, if you’re interested.
Call for Proposals
The Scholarly Communication Notebook (SCN) team is excited to invite proposals for the development of open educational resources (OER) that reflect and encourage diversity in scholarly communication. The SCN is an online community/repository that is explicitly intended to support and educate a diversifying workforce of LIS professionals and to extend social justice values to all participants by intentionally and thoughtfully reflecting the broad range of people, institution types, and service models in scholarly communication.
With generous support from IMLS, we are able to offer $2,500 financial awards in recognition of the expertise and labor required to develop these resources.
We are particularly interested in proposals from authors from a broad range of institutions and intersectional identities, particularly emphasizing marginalized and underrepresented perspectives.
The OER should be a learning object or collection that is ready to be used in both a formal classroom setting and as a resource for self-guided learning. We are leaving space for a variety of approaches to design of the core resource and pedagogical apparatus. We are also committed to working with contributors to develop proposals before they are submitted and continuing to support development and refinement throughout creation.
Because this is a new project we invite proposals that reflect a variety of approaches to building open resources and supporting open practices. The following examples are results from our first CFP (Fall 2020):
- Introduction to Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Communications by Allison Kittinger and Jennifer Solomon (News post)
- Accessibility, Disability, and Copyright resources by Carli Spina (News post)
- Accessibility Case Studies for Scholarly Communication Librarians and Practitioners by Talea Anderson (News post)
- Static Web Publishing for Digital Scholarship by Chris Diaz (News post)
- ScholCom 202X by Stewart Baker (News post)
- OA Publishing and BIPOC Faculty Qualitative Study Lesson Plan by Tatiana Bryant (News Post)
- Equity and Consent in Open Education by Natalie Hill and Jessica Dai (News Post)
- Open for Health: How OA Can Create a More Equitable World by Caitlin Pike (News Post)
But don’t let these examples limit your thinking! Creativity is welcome! The following hypothetical examples reflect a small set of gaps in the literature that a proposal might help fill:
- A lesson introducing a model open education program being run at an HBCU
- An exercise exploring strategies for supporting open and public access at a community college
- Narratives and discussion questions that highlight unique work being done on archiving and supporting engagement with local materials at a regional college or university
- A podcast or videos describing a tribal college’s work developing tools that support digital scholarship that engages the college’s history and the communities it serves
Proposals are open-ended but should address the following areas:
- An overview of the topic being presented (copyright, OER, digital scholarship, etc.)
- The need for this resource and the gaps that it fills. Why is it important? Are you building on existing openly licensed content or creating something new?
- Your approach to presenting this material. What methods are you using? How are you addressing the need you identified above?
- The format of the learning object? Is it a selection of readings? Video/s? A podcast?
- What sort of pedagogical apparatus will be included? Will you include discussion questions? A structured assignment? What will you add to make this an educational resource, not just a document? If you have concerns about this area we are happy to work with you to refine these through discussion.
- What are the learning outcomes/objectives for these materials?
- Suggested (foundational/canonical) further reading? What are the most important readings, either necessary or optional for a learner to engage with these materials?
Submit a proposal here. Proposals will be due by December 17, 2021. We hope to communicate acceptances in January 2022 with work to take place through May 2022 (we’ll work with accepted projects to agree on a timeline that makes sense, and remain as flexible as we can be along the way). In the first round, we accepted 10 proposals, and intend to do roughly the same in this round.
Please direct questions to Will Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org), Josh Bolick (email@example.com), or Maria Bonn (firstname.lastname@example.org).