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.
About Our Guest
HEATHER DE FOREST
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.
Cite This Episode
Johal, Am. “Access to Knowledge for Community Scholars — with Heather De Forest.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, March 9, 2021. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/109-heather-de-forest.html.