Library Publishing Forum – Last Chance to Submit Proposals (Plus Hotel/Travel Information)

November 27th, 2018 by  | Comments Off on Library Publishing Forum – Last Chance to Submit Proposals (Plus Hotel/Travel Information)

Are you involved in library publishing? Interested in the intersection of libraries and scholarly publishing issues? Eager to share your expertise and/or research with the library publishing community? The Library Publishing Forum (May 8-10, 2019) wants to hear from you, but time is running out! The Forum proposal submission form closes at 8AM Eastern Time on Monday, December 3rd. This is a slight extension from the original November 30th deadline. The Program Committee is going to start reviewing proposals immediately afterwards, and there will be no further extensions, so don’t delay. Check out the full call for proposals and other details on the 2019 Library Publishing Forum website.

But wait, there’s more – hotel and travel information is now available!

Vancouver hotels fill up early, so if you know you’re attending, make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. Check out the Forum’s Travel and Registration page for detailed information about hotel options, travel, and recommendations from Vancouver locals.

The Forum has a very small block of rooms (50) reserved at the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites across the street from Harbour Centre. The conference rate (CA$289, approximately $218 USD) is available May 6th through May 10th and must be booked by April 9, 2019. The block is expected to fill up much sooner than that – if you are interested in staying at the Delta at the negotiated rate, book your room as soon as possible. Instructions for doing so are on the Travel and Registration page.

Vancouver is a surprisingly affordable city for conference travel, and the Travel and Registration page includes a range of alternative hotels at different price levels. The Program Committee has also provided a message board Google Doc for attendees who are interested in finding someone to share a room.

Questions? Email or Matt Ruen, Program Committee Chair,

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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