Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Certificate in Scholarly Communication

The Certificate in Scholarly Communication covers a variety of topics related to the intersection of academic libraries and the scholarly communication ecosystem. Ranging from broad introductory courses to those focused on journal publishing, digital repositories, open educational resources, and researcher support, the certificate addresses the range of skills and services that may fall within the purview of a scholarly communication librarian. Given the increasing scope of this area, the certificate is also well-suited for other members of the library community interested in more actively engaging in scholarly communication initiatives and especially those aligned with the open access movement.

The courses in the certificate grouping work as standalone courses as well, and need not be taken towards a certificate. For the certificate, the courses may be taken in any order; none have prerequisites. If you have previously taken any of the courses below and want them to count towards the certificate, let us know and we will maintain a record for you.

To earn the certificate, you must complete six of the following courses.

Course Instructor Credits Cost
Introduction to Scholarly Communications Carli Spina 1.5 CEUs $175
Introduction to Scholarly Journal Publishing Melissa Seelye 1.5 CEUs $175
Open Access Standards and Mandates Melissa Seelye 1.5 CEUs $175
The Role of Libraries in Advancing Open Access Melissa Seelye 1.5 CEUs $175
Assessing Scholarly Impact Melissa Seelye 1.5 CEUs $175
Academia 101: A Crash Course on How Colleges and Universities Work Annie Downey 1.5 CEUs $175
Digital Repository Fundamentals and Design Christina Harlow 1.5 CEUs $175
Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) Lillian Hogendoorn 2.25 CEUs $250
Research Data Management Jillian Wallis 2.25 CEUs $250

You may be interested in looking at our free demo course on RDA before starting this certificate program, or at any time during it if you feel the content may be useful.