2024 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 Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

The 2024 Library Publishing Forum will be an in-person event, scheduled to take place May 15–16, 2024, at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Library Publishing Coalition!



May 15–16 | Minneapolis, MN

Forum News

May 8, 2024:

2024 Forum Sponsor Highlight: Manifold

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May 7, 2024:

2024 Forum Sponsor Highlight: Pressbooks

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May 2, 2024:

2024 Forum Sponsor Highlight: Janeway + Fulcrum

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Keynote Speaker

Katherine Skinner

Katherine Skinner is an open knowledge researcher-activist with deep commitments to community building, organizational resilience, and systems thinking.  She currently serves as Research Lead at Invest in Open Infrastructure, a nonprofit organization that works to increase the investment in and adoption of open infrastructure to further equitable access to and participation in research. Prior to this post, her passion for facilitating, empowering, and cultivating communities led her to help found the Educopia Institute in 2006, where she served as Executive Director for 16 years, There, she provided scaffolding, training, and systems to support the founding and growth of such collaborative groups as Library Publishing Coalition, MetaArchive Cooperative, BitCurator Consortium, C4DISC, Software Preservation Network, and Maintainers. She also co-authored Community Cultivation: A Field Guide (2018) to provide an open, practical guide to this type of work.

She has co-edited three books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles. She has served as Principal Investigator for 24 research projects funded by foundations and federal grants and awards on topics like education (Nexus LAB, Bitcurator.edu), digital curation (Chronicles in Newspaper Preservation, OSSArcFlow), and scholarly communication (Library Publishing Workflows, Mapping the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure). She lives with her family (partner, two teens, two felines, and a canine) in Greensboro, NC, in the US.

Keynote Title: Moments, movements, and momentum: What comes next?

Description: A decade ago, Educopia, together with 60 universities, seed-funded and hosted the inaugural Library Publishing Forum. In that formation moment, library publishers forged a collective identity and shared crucial information with each other about how their publishing ideas and experiments were becoming institutionalized as new scholarly publishing practices. Over the last decade, we’ve seen library publishing grow into a full-fledged movement that shares close ties to the open access, open source, and open infrastructure movements. This talk will take us back to revisit the vision and aims declared in the early years and look at the ways these have manifested since that time. Skinner will sketch out the story of how that initial moment has spurred the larger movement of “library publishing” and look at its connections to other social movements both past and present. Skinner will also challenge us to think together about our current momentum and plans and will ask us what stories we want to tell at the celebration in 2034 of our second decade together.

Affiliated Events

PKP Sprint and Pre-Conference Event

When: May 13 and May 14
Where: University of Minnesota Libraries, Wilson Library


May 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. : PKP Sprint

PKP will host a full-day software sprint, where small, self-organized teams work together in an unconference-style event to solve common software issues or to make enhancements that benefit everyone.

May 14, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: PKP Pre-Conference

Join the Public Knowledge Project in Minnesota for a Library Publishing Forum pre-conference as we spotlight some of the ways we’re an interdependent ecosystem collaborating to enhance interoperability between PKP, our valued strategic partners, and foundational open infrastructures.

See the announcement for more information on the program and to register.

Code of Conduct & COVID Policy

All participation in the Library Publishing Forum is subject to the Library Publishing Coalition’s Code of Conduct, which includes a policy for event-specific health guidelines.

COVID Policy Short Version

LPC’s goal for the 2024 Library Publishing Forum is to encourage the safest possible in-person conference environment through careful planning and mutual care. 

COVID remains a serious health risk, especially for those with weakened immune systems or other vulnerabilities. Because of these risks, we feel that precautions for in-person gatherings are warranted. 

Some of the precautions LPC is taking include:

  • Providing masks
  • Providing rapid COVID tests
  • Encouraging community members to have up-to-date vaccinations, to test each morning before entering the venue, and to mask when possible

Please see the full COVID Policy for more details on the venue, scheduling, ventilation, and other COVID-related guidance.

An in-person event will inevitably carry a higher level of risk than a virtual one. For that and other reasons, we will continue to alternate in-person events with fully virtual ones.  


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 (venue, catering, reception).

See the Sponsorship page for more information about the sponsorship opportunities available.

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Program Committee

  • Elizabeth Bedford, University of Washington (co-chair)
  • Jennifer Coronado, Butler University (PALNI) (co chair)
  • Jason Boczar, University of South Florida
  • Corinne Guimont, Virginia Tech
  • Loftan Hooker, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Alexandra Marcaccio, University of Guelph
  • Emma Molls, University of Minnesota (host liaison)

Library Publishing Forum Scholarships Committee

  • Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota (chair)
  • Katie Cuyler, University of Alberta
  • Jordan Pedersen, University of Guelph
  • Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University
  • Emma Molls, University of Minnesota (Board liaison)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

  • Cosette Bruhns Alonso, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jonah McAllister-Erickson, West Virginia University
  • Courtney Shareef, University of Louisville
  • Harrison Inefuku, Iowa State University (Board DEI Officer)