The LPC’s Professional Development Committee coordinates a regular webinar series to provide opportunities to share knowledge, discuss on-the-ground experiences, and build on community expertise. Webinar recordings are made openly available here.

October 4, 2018

Publisher as Researcher

Date and time: Tuesday, November 6th, 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific Panelists: Laurie Taylor (University of Florida), Daniel Tracey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Charlotte Roh (University of San Francisco), and John Warren (George Washington University) Moderator: Karen Bjork (Portland State University)

This panel discussion covered ways Librarians can engage in researching library publishing, with a particular emphasis on the following:

  • How to research library publishing?
  • How to successfully connect with others to collaborate on research?
  • How to decide where to submit your research?
  • What are some of the benefits, to yourself and to the field, of publishing your research?

Panelist bios:

Charlotte Roh is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of San Francisco, where she manages the institutional repository, the library publishing program, the copyright advisory team, and the open education program.

Laurie Taylor is Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department at the University of Florida, Digital Scholarship Director for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and Editor-in-Chief for the LibraryPress@UF.

Daniel G. Tracy is the Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University of Illinois Library and researches issues related to user experience and digital publishing.

John Warren is Director and Associate Professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at George Washington University. He has authored several articles about publishing and the evolution of e-books, and most recently authored the Impact module for the Library Publishing Curriculum.

Karen Bjork is the Head of Digital Initiatives at Portland State University, where she manages the institutional repository and the library publishing program.

February 6, 2018

Figuring it out together: Building foundational knowledge for OER publishing

Date and time: Wednesday, February 6th, 2pm Eastern Presenters: Karen Lauritsen, managing director, Open Textbook Network; Karen Bjork, head of digital initiatives at Portland State University; Carla Myers, assistant librarian and coordinator of scholarly communications for the Miami University Libraries

Join us for a conversation about building OER publishing capacity at your institution. In what we hope will be an interactive session, we will explore expectations, goals, and possibilities around designing open textbook publishing programs. We’ll discuss how programs and services can evolve, and how two institutions are dealing with tensions around finding time, defining roles, and securing funding. We’ll discuss the Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative and how it’s being leveraged in a variety of institutional contexts, as well as the new Open Textbook Publishing Curriculum, which are living modules designed to support your work. We’ll also highlight the power of community in providing support and combating isolation. Bring your questions with you, including the goals and challenges you are anticipating or confronting in your own OER publishing programs.

This event is part of the 2019 Library Publishing Coalition/Open Textbook Network webinar exchange.

February 1, 2018

Best practices in open access publishing

Date and time: Thursday, March 15, 12:00pm Eastern Presenter: Claire Redhead, Executive Director, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Moderator: Melanie Schlosser, LPC Community Facilitator

In this webinar, Claire Redhead, the Executive Director of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), shares a global perspective on the OA publishing landscape, and explains the role that her organization plays in promoting high standards for OA scholarship, as well as explaining OASPA’s membership criteria.

View the slides from this webinar

January 17, 2018

Copyright and Creative Commons: Publishing with open licenses

Date and time: Tuesday, January 30, 1-2pm EST Presenter: Meredith Jacob, Public Lead for Creative Commons USA Moderators: Barbara DeFelice (Dartmouth College) and Rhonda Marker (Rutgers University)

Publishing under an open license can have significant benefits for researchers, educators, and students – as well as boosting innovation and improving access to knowledge – but navigating copyright, fair use, and licensing isn’t easy. Creative Commons licenses are designed to help simplify the process, but they operate in this complex environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to apply different Creative Commons licenses in the publishing context, and delve into questions such as what “non-commercial” means, how to handle 3rd party copyrighted content in a CC licensed work, and what attribution is all about in the CC context.

As Public Lead for Creative Commons USA, Meredith Jacob maintains the core legal guidance around Creative Commons licenses.

December 12, 2017

Creating Accessible PDFs

Date and time: Tuesday, December 12, 12:00pm Eastern/9:00am Pacific Presenter: Carli Spina, Boston College Libraries Moderator: Amanda Makula, University of San Diego (LPC Professional Development Committee)

This webinar covers the requirements for PDF accessibility, including how to create an accessible PDF and how to evaluate and confirm the accessibility of existing PDFs. In addition to the video above, the presenter has made her slides available.

About the presenter: Carli Spina is the Head Librarian, Assessment and Outreach at the Boston College Libraries. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has extensive experience working, writing, and presenting on topics related to accessibility, Universal Design, and services for patrons with disabilities. She was the inaugural chair of LITA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has also served as the leader of the ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group. She regularly teaches courses, workshops, and webinars on topics related to accessibility, Universal Design, and technology. You can contact her on Twitter where she is @CarliSpina.

September 7, 2017

Hypothes.is for Web Annotation

Presenters: Hypothes.is staff Heather Staines (Director of Partnerships) and Jeremy Dean (Director of Education) Organized by: LPC Professional Development Committee

July 27, 2017

ORCID in Publishing Workflows

Presenter: Alice Meadows, ORCID Director of Community Engagement & Support Organized by: LPC Professional Development Committee