The community scholars program: Paywalled literature & academic library services for organizations that support health communities


Through the Community Scholars Program, staff and volunteers in BC-based community organizations have unprecedented access to paywalled academic content from participating publishers, together with supporting services of librarians. In this session we reflect on how the Program supports non-profit organizations that promote inclusion and make measurable contributions to social and economic wellbeing, fostering healthy and resilient communities across Vancouver Island and BC. We explore how this occurs through providing access to paywalled academic content, and also through supporting communities of practice, and offering expert advice and services related to scholarly information.


Kelsey Chaban; Heather de Forest; Kealin McCabe; Aleha McCauley; Dana McFarland

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