Library Publishing Forum – Call for Proposals

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The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

The 2019 Forum will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 8-10, hosted by Simon Fraser University.

Call for Proposals (May 9-10)

A call for proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, and other interactive session formats is now open for the two-day Library Publishing Forum. The deadline for submissions is November 30th.

We especially encourage proposals from first-time presenters and representatives of small and emerging publishing programs. We also welcome proposals from individuals who do not currently have support to attend the conference in person. LPC is exploring options for travel support and/or remote presentation to enable participation by a diverse group of presenters.

View the call for proposals

Opening the classroom: Publishing open educational resources (May 8)

Please save the date for a full-day Library Publishing Forum preconference on publishing open educational resources, co-sponsored by BCcampus and the Open Textbook Network. As the use of OERs continues to grow throughout the academy, this preconference will address the growing need for distinctive practices for developing, supporting, and hosting OERs as part of library publishing. The preconference will be held on Wednesday, May 8, and will include both a hands-on workshop and presentation and discussion sessions.

Learn more about the preconference

Questions? Email contact@librarypublishing.org or Matt Ruen, Program Committee Chair, mattruen@gmail.com. We hope to see you in Vancouver!

On behalf of the Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee:

Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University (Chair)
Kevin Stranack, Simon Fraser University (Host Liaison)
Sonya Betz, University of Alberta
Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota
Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University
Peter Potter, Virginia Tech
Elizabeth Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
Maureen Walsh, The Ohio State University
Melanie Schlosser, Library Publishing Coalition

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