Date: Thursday, May 24 (full day) Location: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Andersen Library Registration: By application

The Library Publishing Coalition and the Educopia Institute are excited to host a pair of in-person workshops at the 2018 Library Publishing Forum based on our IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project. Both full-day workshops will take place on Thursday, May 24 (the day after the Forum) at the University of Minnesota. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief but competitive application process. While the workshops are affiliated with and will complement the Library Publishing Forum, please note that you do not have to attend the Forum to participate in the workshops. See below for workshop descriptions, scholarship information, and application instructions. 

Note: These workshops are based on the first two Library Publishing Curriculum modules to be released in March of 2018. Learn more about the release!

Workshop Descriptions

Library Publishing Curriculum: Content

The Content workshop will cover how library publishers attract, select, edit, manage, and disseminate content. Attendees will learn how to recruit partners and select content for their program, and how to incorporate diverse voices into each part of the publication process. The workshop will also share information on common production workflows, identifying the resources and staff skills needed to support various editorial strategies and content types.

Instructors: Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University and Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco

Library Publishing Curriculum: Impact

The Impact workshop will focus on how library publishers measure and extend the impact of their work. Attendees will learn to identify and apply specific impact measures for publications, to assess the performance of a publishing program and publication portfolio, and to build an engagement strategy and evaluate its effects.

Instructor: Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan

How to Apply

The original application deadline (Friday, March 30) has passed. The application form will remain open to fill open spots in the workshops, and new applications will be approved on a rolling basis until May 11th. If you missed the original deadline, but are still interested in participating in a workshop, please fill out the application form.

Please note that the application will ask for:

  • A brief applicant bio
  • A brief personal statement that addresses how attendance at the workshop will benefit the participant

Diversity Scholarships

*The application deadline has passed, and the diversity scholarships have been awarded.*

We are delighted to be able to offer four scholarships for workshop attendees, aimed at ensuring a diverse group of participants. Each scholarship consists of up to $1,000 in reimbursement against allowable travel expenses incurred for workshop attendance (determined according to U.S. federal guidelines, as this is funded through a federal grant). The scholarship application deadline was March 30, 2018, and applicants will be notified by April 13, 2018.


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