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ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference: Speakers and schedule

The third annual scholarly communication librarianship conference in the United States


We are still accepting submissions for speakers for the 2019 conference.  For submission details, please see the submissions tab.

Our 2019 speakers currently include:

Keynote speaker:  Dr. Leslie Chan, University of Toronto Scarborough and Bioline International

Dr. Chan was one of the 16 signatories to the 2002 Budapest Open Access Initiative and will
be presenting a 20-year retrospective of the BOAI and the OA movement in the 20th century










Afternoon keynote:  Dr. Sara Rachel Benson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Copyright librarian at UIC and host of the ©hat (“Copyright Chat”) podcast, Dr. Benson
will be speaking on the intersection of Scholarly Communication Librarianship and copyright.

Full Schedule of Events:

2019 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference

Schedule of events

1. 8:15– 9:00 Breakfast and registration – Basement foyer, outside Lilly Auditorium.  Breakfast may also be eaten in UL 0110.

2. 8:45: Opening remarks, Craig Finlay, Chair of the ALI Scholarly Communications Committee – Lilly Auditorium

3. 9:00-9:50: Keynote talk:  “Budapest Open Access Initiative in late adolescence: Looking back and moving forward.” Leslie Chan, BOAI signatory and professor at University of Toronto Scarborough — Lilly Auditorium

4. 10:00 – 10:45:

A. Thoughts on Implementing "Generous Thinking" as a #ScholComm Librarian, AJ Boston, Murray State University Libraries – UL 1126

B. I have a question for that!  Dwayne Buttler, Sarah Frankel, and Rachel Howard, University of Louisville Libraries – UL 0110

C. Rights Reversion and Termination of Transfer: How Librarians Can Help Authors Rescue Out-of-Print Books from Obscurity, Brianna Schofield, Authors Alliance– UL 1116

D. Workshop: Making your case with research impact metrics, Heather Coates, IUPUI Center for Digital Scholarship and Rachel Hinrichs, IUPUI University Libraries, -- UL 0106

6. 10:55-11:40:

A. Critical Theories and the Political Economy of Scholarly Communication, Shawn Martin, Dartmouth College Libraries – UL 1126

B. Open Access and Social Justice, Caitlin Pike, IUPUI University Library – UL 1116

C. What does it mean to build a copyright service?, Gemmicka Piper, IUPUI University Library – UL 0110

D. Panel: BU Well: Supporting open access through a student-driven journal – Lilly Auditorium

               Jennifer Raye, Butler University Scholarly Communication Librarian

           Olivia MacIsaac, Butler University Scholarly Communication Associate

           Sheel Patel, Butler University, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

            Anne Perez, Butler University, BU Well Composition Editor, Senior, Pharmacy

Spencer Lindgren, Butler University, BU Well Video and Podcast Editor, Senior, Pharmacy


7. 11:45 – 12:30: Lunch – Seating is available in the foyer (or outside if weather permits)

A. Lunchtime panel: Q&A for Library school students interested in scholarly communication, - UL 0110

Nina Collins, Scholarly Publishing Specialist, Purdue; Craig Finlay, Scholarly Communication Librarian, IU South Bend, Willa Tavernier, IU Bloomington Libraries; Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Southern Indiana.

8. 12:30-1:20:

Afternoon Keynote: Copyright at the Crossroads of Scholarly Communication, Sara Rachel Benson, University of Illinois University Library, -- Lilly Auditorium 

9. 1:30-2:15:

A. Scholarly Communication Librarians as Scholarly Communication Leaders: An Analysis of Position Announcements, Angela Hackstadt, University at Albany – UL 1116

B. More than mere service providers: vocational awe and bullshit work in scholarly communications librarianship, Ian Harmon, West Virginia University Libraries – UL 1126

C. Inventive Staffing Scenarios: Advancing an institutional repository with limited staff, Ashley Chu, Taylor University – UL 0110

D. Delivering Us Into Surveilance? Reader Privacy and Open Access, Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois Libraries - UL 0106

10. 2:25-3:10:

A. The Shadow Acquisitions Budget: Analyzing institutional investment in APCs, Willa Tavernier, IU Bloomington Libraries, UL 0106

B. Supporting Open Access publishing with collaboration and creativity, not new funds: The Open Access Fund at the University of Southern Indiana (USI), Peter Whiting and Andrea Wright, University of Southern Indiana LibrariesUL 1126

B. Scholarly Communication Librarians’ perceptions of their library school educations: results of a national survey, Jon Bull, Valparaiso University Libraries and Craig Finlay, Indiana University South Bend LibrariesUL 1116

C. Context and characteristics of the research metrics librarian, Hannah Craven and Elizabeth C. Whipple, IUPUI Ruth Lilly Medical Library -- UL 0110


11: 3:20-4:05

  1. Piracy on the Scholarly High Seas, Jennifer Townes, Georgia College Libraries, UL 0110
  2. Panel:  Open Educational Resources and Affordable Learning Panel, ALI Affordable Learning Committee, facilitated by Micah Gjeltema, Ball State University Libraries, -- Lilly Auditorium