This presentation provides an overview of the scholarly communication ecosystem as well as two major forces that affect it. It wraps up with a discussion of the evolving roles of research libraries.

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An invited presentation at the 12th Association of Research Libraries Leadership Symposium (for master of library and information science students participating in ARL diversity recruitment programs) in Boston, MA.

A separate session at the Symposium addressed open access, open data, and open educational resources. Therefore, these topics were not covered in this presentation.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This presentation was also delivered at the 11th Association of Research Libraries Leadership Symposium in Chicago, IL in 2015. That version is available as the additional file listed below.