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.
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/
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