Day: Tuesday, May 5, 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
Room: TBD

Moderator: John W. Warren, George Washington University

Panelists: Kyle Gipson, Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Johns Hopkins University Press; Gita Manaktala, Editorial Director, The MIT Press; Hanni Nabahe, Resident Librarian, Scholarly Resources and Content Strategy, University of Virginia Library; Elizabeth Scarpelli, Director, University of Cincinnati Press & CLIPS; Laurie N. Taylor, Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies, University of Florida; Editor-in-Chief, LibraryPress@UF

Description: The Career Development Lab provides discussion, strategies to employ, and possible answers to the following questions: What are the key skills needed for successful careers in library and university press publishing in the next ten years? Has scholarly and academic publishing shifted from a ‘trade’—an apprenticeship, learned mostly on the job—to a ‘profession’—learning and applying a body of relevant skills and best-practices? What is the value of a master’s degree in publishing master’s in library and information science, MBA, or other graduate degree? How can we be inclusive of diverse voices and perspectives, so that they integrated seamlessly into the fabric of library and academic publishing, and what can individuals in the profession do to welcome new voices? We will engage audience participants in some of these questions in an interactive format, and will actively seek input and comments from participants. This event welcomes early career professionals as well as those further along in their publishing career.