Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops at the Library Publishing Forum

March 16th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops at the Library Publishing Forum

TheĀ Developing A Curriculum to Advance Library-Based PublishingĀ project will host aĀ pair of in-person workshopsĀ based on the first two curriculum modulesĀ released this spring,Ā ContentĀ andĀ Impact. Both will take place on Thursday, May 24 (the day after the Library Publishing Forum) at the University of Minnesota. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application process.

There are also fourĀ diversity scholarshipsĀ available to cover participant travel – see below for details. While the workshops are affiliated with and will complement theĀ Library Publishing Forum, please note that you do not have to attend the Forum to participate in the workshops or to receive a scholarship.Ā There is no registration fee for the workshops.


Library Publishing Curriculum: Content

TheĀ ContentĀ workshop will cover how library publishers attract, select, edit, manage, and disseminate content. Attendees will learn how to recruit partners and select content for their program, and how to incorporate diverse voices into each part of the publication process. The workshop will also share information on common production workflows, identifying the resources and staff skills needed to support various editorial strategies and content types.

Instructors:Ā Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University and Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco


Library Publishing Curriculum: Impact

TheĀ ImpactĀ workshop will focus on how library publishers measure and extend the impact of their work. Attendees will learn to identify and apply specific impact measures for publications, to assess the performance of a publishing program and publication portfolio, and to build an engagement strategy and evaluate its effects.

Instructor:Ā Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan



We are delighted to be able to offer four scholarships for workshop attendees, aimed at ensuring a diverse group of participants. Each scholarship consists of up to $1,000 in reimbursement against allowable travel expenses incurred for workshop attendance (determined according to U.S. federal guidelines, as this is funded through a federal grant). The scholarship application is open to U.S. citizens and is incorporated into the workshop application – see below for instructions.



To apply to participate in a workshop, please fill out theĀ application form. The form includes a separate section for scholarship applications.


Please note that the application will ask for:

  • A brief applicant bio
  • A brief personal statement that addresses how attendance at the workshop will benefit the participant
  • Diversity information (scholarship applications only)
  • A simple budget of travel expenses for reimbursements (scholarship applications only)

Applications are due by March 30, 2018.Ā Applicants will be notified by April 20, 2018.

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