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Chealsye Bowley
Chealsye Bowley
Scholarly Communication Librarian
(239) 745-4472

Upcoming Events

Copyright and Your Rights
2:00 – 3:00 Wednesday, January 18

Altmetrics Coffee + Donut Hour
10:00 – 11:00 Thursday, January 19

January Open Meetup
12:00 – 1:00 Thursday, January 26

Introduction to Open Research
12:00 – 1:00 Tuesday, January 24

Finding and Evaluating Journals
12:00 – 1:00 Wednesday, February 1

Research Data Management + Sharing
2:00 – 3:00 Tuesday, February 7

February Open Meetup
12:00 – 1:00 Thursday, February 16

Introduction to Open Research
2:00 – 3:00 Wednesday, February 22

Cultivating Your Digital Identity
3:00 – 4:00 Wednesday, March 8

Research Data Management + Sharing
12:00 – 1:00 Wednesday, March 15

March Open Meetup
12:00 – 1:00 Thursday, March 16

Copyright and Your Rights
12:00 – 1:00 Tuesday, March 28

Copyright and Your Thesis & Dissertation
5:00 – 6:00 Wednesday, March 29

Cultivating Your Digital Identity
12:00 – 1:00 Thursday, April 6

April Open Meetup
12:00 – 1:00 Thursday, April 13

Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication is the process in which research is published and shared. Scholarly Communication at FGCU focuses on making faculty and student scholarship available through DigitalFGCU, educating authors on copyright and their rights, and advocating for Open Access, an international movement to make research freely available to the world. We help all faculty and students share their scholarship and maximize their research impact.

Schedule a consultation with Chealsye Bowley, Scholarly Communication Librarian, to help achieve your research and publishing goals.


Consultations and workshops are available on the following topics:

  • Copyright support
  • Open Access publishing and archiving
  • Academic publishing contract review and negotiation
  • Federal federal requirements for public access and data
  • Research Impact
  • Altmetrics
  • Research data management


The Scholarly Communication Librarian’s Office is located in Library 326. You can access Room 326 by entering LIB 322, the Archives Reading Room.

Location Map


Join our Open Meetups - the new brownbag lunch community to share information, ideas, and questions on Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.

The Spring Open Meetups with be held on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 in Library 322, the Archives Reading Room. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

Meetups Flyer