LPForum 2017


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February 16, 2017
The deadline for booking rooms at the Royal Sonesta at the group rate is approaching! Reservations need to be made by Tuesday, February 21st. Please see the Housing and Travel page for more details. 

February 13, 2017
The Library Publishing Coalition recognizes that recent political developments in the United States - including the recent executive order on immigration and refugees - have created travel difficulties for many people. If you have registered or are interested in registering for the Forum and find yourself affected by these developments, please contact us ( ). We are also doing everything we can to make the Forum accessible to those who cannot attend in person - watch this page for more announcements.

Keynote Speakers

Eileen Joy is a specialist in Old English literary studies and cultural studies, as well as a para-academic rogue, and a publisher, with interests in poetry and poetics, historiography, ethics, and embodiments, queer studies, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, the ecological, the post/human, and scholarly communications. She is the Lead Ingenitor of the BABEL Working Group, Editor of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies,  Founding Director of the open-access academic press punctum books: spontaneous acts of scholarly combustion, and Associate Director of punctum records. She lives in Santa Barbara, California where she also works with faculty, librarians, and students at UC-Santa Barbara on various open-access and maker lab initiatives. 

Safiya Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. She is currently working on a monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines like Google (forthcoming, NYU Press). She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015). Safiya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in library & information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in sociology from California State University, Fresno with an emphasis on African American/ethnic Studies.

About the Conference

The Library Publishing Forum brings together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing.

We welcome representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works including the digital humanities. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

The Library Publishing Forum is organized by the LPC’s Program Committee:

William Kane, Wake Forest University
Jeff Rubin, Tulane University (chair)
Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
Scott Walter, DePaul University
Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan


LPForum 2017

Housing and Travel
Code of Conduct
Call for Proposals
Grants & Awards



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