2021 Library Publishing Forum
The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice.
The 2021 Library Publishing Forum will be a virtual conference. We are excited to be able to share Forum programming with the library publishing community as travel and large gatherings are impossible.
May 10–14 | 12:00 PM to 5 PM Eastern Time
The registration fee for the virtual 2021 Library Publishing Forum is $25 USD. Waivers will be available for those who need one.
All sessions will be held via Zoom and hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition.
More information and the link to register in Eventbrite will be available in 2021.
Kaitlin Thaney is the Executive Director of Invest in Open Infrastructure, a non-profit initiative dedicated to improving funding and resourcing for the open technologies and systems that research relies on.
She previously served as the Endowment Director for the Wikimedia Foundation, where she led development of a fund to sustain the future of Wikipedia and free knowledge. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney directed the program portfolio for the Mozilla Foundation, following her time building the Mozilla Science Lab, a program to serve the open research community. She was on the founding team for Digital Science, where she helped launch and advise programs to serve researchers worldwide, building on her time at Creative Commons, where she crafted legal, technical, and social infrastructure for sharing data on the web.
Since August 2017, Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Libraries which includes 9 libraries with approximately 300 librarians, archivists, and staff.
From 2014-2017 Westbrooks was the Associate University Librarian for Research at the University of Michigan. Westbrooks’ served as the Associate Dean of Library Operations, 2008-2012, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 2000-2008, she held a variety of positions at Cornell University Library, including Head of Metadata Services. Westbrooks started her career as a Latin American Cataloger and Digital Research Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her B.A. and MLIS.
Westbrooks is a member of the Association of Research Libraries Scholars and Scholarship Committee, the Executive Committee of Triangle Research Libraries Network, the Digital Public Library of America Board of Directors, and the HathiTrust Board of Governors. She co-edited Academic Library Management: Case Studies with Tammy Nickelson Dearie and Michael Meth in 2017. Because of Westbrooks expertise and leadership in scholarly communications and the crisis of academic publishing, she has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including Vox, Inside Higher Education, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Westbrooks has also emerged as a leading thinker on issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in academic Libraries. She has presented her research at the Digital Library Federation, Coalition for Networked Information, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.
November 4, 2020:
The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), but you do … Continue reading 2021 Library Publishing Forum: Call for Proposals
July 14, 2020:
It’s now been two months since the 2020 Virtual Library Publishing Forum. We’ve been busy gathering many of the videos, slides, notes, etc., from the Forum, which you’ll find linked from the 2020 Forum page on our website. Though not all sessions are online, an unprecedented number are, so this is a great time to … Continue reading 2020 Library Publishing Forum Round-up
March 31, 2020:
The Library Publishing Forum Program Committee is delighted to announce that the 2020 Library Publishing Forum will continue as a virtual conference! The Forum will be held May 4-8, 2020, between 12 PM and 5 PM ET via Zoom web conferencing. The program will run over the course of one week, incorporating presentations with live … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars: 2020 Virtual Library Publishing Forum, May 4-8, 2020
Sponsors of the Library Publishing Forum demonstrate their commitment to the emerging community of library publishers, including their many affiliates and partners. By becoming a sponsor, you will reach a highly influential, international audience of potential new partners and clients. Sponsorship dollars fund the costs associated with hosting this conference.
Code of Conduct
All participation in the Virtual Library Publishing Forum is subject to the Library Publishing Coalition’s Code of Conduct.
- Justin Gonder, California Digital Library (chair)
- Robin Bedenbaugh, University of Tennessee
- Sonya Betz, University of Alberta
- Jason Boczar, University of South Florida
- A.J. Boston, Murray State University (2019-21 LPC Fellow)
- Jane Buggle, Dublin Business School
- Johanna Meetz, Ohio State University
- Regina Raboin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Lauren Collister, University of Pittsburgh (2022 host liaison)
- David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University (2022 host liaison)
- Christine Fruin, Atla (Board Liaison)