Day: Tuesday, May 5, 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Presenters: Marianne Reed, University of Kansas; Johanna Meetz, The Ohio State University (formerly Pacific University); Chelsea Johnston, University of Florida
Description: Like many areas of librarianship, the library publishing community is increasingly challenged to do more with less. As library publishers, we aim to offer traditional publishing services such as consultation about the publishing lifecycle, hosting of content and its long-term preservation, along with more uncommon services such as copyediting, layout, graphic design, and project management. Library publishing programs also face new demands for support for digital scholarship and digital humanities programs. In this panel, three institutions will discuss staffing solutions for their publishing programs. These programs range from new to established; support ranges from one librarian to a department with several staff positions. Representatives from the University of Kansas, Pacific University, and the University of Florida will share strategies, lessons learned, and planned next steps for future initiatives.