Access to Knowledge for Community Scholars — with Heather De Forest

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2021-03-09
Identifier: 
btrp109
Keywords: 
Below the Radar
Heather De Forest
Community Engagement
Communications
btrp
Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Knowledge Mobilization
Academic Learning
Community Scholars
Abstract: 

Heather is a librarian at Simon Fraser University. She leads the Community Scholars Program, which engages individuals working in the non-profit sector with research publications and identifies and reduces barriers to accessing and using this body of knowledge. Heather is a co-investigator with the STOREE (Supporting Transparent and Open Research Engagement and Exchange) project and a member of the steering committee for the Making Research Accessible initiative.

Description: 

SFU librarian Heather De Forest joins our host Am Johal to discuss the Community Scholars Program, a project that provides staff of charitable and non-profit organizations in BC with access to academic research and knowledge. 


They discuss Heather’s work with the Community Scholars Program, and go in-depth about the collective power of academic libraries within the open access movement.


Resources:

— The Community Scholars Program: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/overview/services-you/community-scholars/support

Making Research Accessible initiative: https://learningexchange.ubc.ca/community-based-research/making-research-accessible-initiative/

STOREE (Supporting Transparent and Open Research Engagement and Exchange): https://storee.ubc.ca/

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Audio
Rights: 
Rights remain with the authors.
Statistics: