These 45-minute discussions take place approximately every other month, and each one has a specified topic, an LPC member co-facilitator, and at least one guest. They are informal (no presentations, no recordings), and are designed to give the LPC community an opportunity to discuss a topic of interest, as well as to identify opportunities for collaboration and areas that need further investigation or programming. Roundtable discussions are open to all staff at member institutions. If you have ideas for topics, or are interested in serving as a co-moderator, please contact Melanie Schlosser

Upcoming Roundtables


Past Roundtables

May 26th, 12:00-12:45 EDT: Across the Great Divide: Library/Press Collaborations

February 23rd, 12:00-12:45 EST: OA Publication Quality (with OASPA and DOAJ)

  • Co-moderator: Micah Vandegrift (Florida State University)
  • Guests: Claire Redhead (OASPA), Judith Barnsby (DOAJ
  • For call-in information, see the LPC email list announcement or contact Melanie Schlosser
  • About: Ensuring the quality of open access publications is a challenge, and the best way(s) to do it is a perennial topic of discussion among librarians, publishers, and scholars. These discussions have taken on a new urgency with the demise of Beall’s list of predatory open access publishers. LPC community members publish OA scholarship, educate faculty and students on navigating the OA publishing landscape, and support organizations that provide guidance to and infrastructure for OA publications. We have a unique perspective on the issue of OA quality, and this roundtable will give us an opportunity to share our thoughts with each other and with other leaders in this space. Please join Melanie Schlosser (LPC), Micah Vandegrift (co-moderator), Claire Redhead (OASPA), and Judith Barnsby (DOAJ) for a discussion about ensuring OA quality and the implications for our work going forward.