Schultz, T.A., Bucy, R., Hunsaker, A., Shannon, A., Klenke, C., Winterman, M. and Arrieta Baro, I. (2021). Manuscript Accepted!: Collaborating on a scholarly publishing symposium for graduate students and early career academic faculty. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 9(1), p.eP2385. http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2385
As academic libraries expand their scholarly communication support, they also need to find ways to help educate graduate students about this area as well as market themselves.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries created a one-day symposium, called Manuscript Accepted!, aimed at graduate students and early career faculty that would use faculty and library expertise to lead panels and workshops. This article discusses planning for the event, including collaborating with other on-campus groups, working with publishers for financial support, and planning a program that would meet a variety of needs. Assessment of the first two symposiums, held in 2019 and 2020, shows that attendees valued the event while also highlighting the need for more targeted support for specific areas, such as the humanities.
The Libraries plans to continue Manuscript Accepted! as a one-day symposium, although it will also look to ways to expand attendance. Finally, the Libraries is investigating ways to create smaller events that could be tied into the Manuscript Acceptance! brand but that help meet other needs of our attendees.