Library Publishing Forum 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 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.

#LPForum20

May 4-6 | Worcester, Massachusetts
Venue: Albert Sherman Center | Hosted by: University of Massachusetts Medical School

News

October 14, 2019:

LPForum20: Call for proposals and scholarship applications open

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, but you do not … Continue reading LPForum20: Call for proposals and scholarship applications open


August 19, 2019:

Call for proposals to host the 2021 Library Publishing Forum

The Library Publishing Coalition is seeking a host for its annual Library Publishing Forum in the spring of 2021. The Forum typically welcomes around 200 guests for 3 days of conference and pre/post conference activities. The LPC aims to hold the Forum in a variety of attractive locations throughout North America that provide convenient access … Continue reading Call for proposals to host the 2021 Library Publishing Forum


June 18, 2019:

Announcing the date and location of the 2020 Library Publishing Forum

We are very excited to announce that, after an open call for proposals, the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has been selected as the host for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum. Next year’s Forum will take place May 4-6 on UMMS’s campus in Worcester, MA. Statement from University of Massachusetts Medical School: “UMass Med School’s Lamar … Continue reading Announcing the date and location of the 2020 Library Publishing Forum


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Keynote

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Affiliated Events

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Sponsorship

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).

Details about the 2020 sponsorship program are coming soon!

Scholarships

In an effort to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of this community and to promote the broadest possible participation at the 2020 Library Publishing Forum, the Library Publishing Coalition is pleased to offer the third annual Library Publishing Forum Award. This year, we will offer up to three awards to aid individuals from diverse backgrounds in attending and contributing at the Forum. Awards for North American recipients will total $1,200 while awards for international recipients will total $1,800, in an effort to offset the elevated costs of international travel. The awards may be applied towards airfare, hotel, and other travel-related expenses; the cost of registration will be fully covered. To help them get the most out of the conference, awardees will be paired with a mentor. Awardees will also be asked to reflect on their experience at the Forum in a post for the LPC Blog.  

Eligibility

Applications will be accepted from individuals at both Library Publishing Coalition member and non-member institutions. Anyone who has not attended a previous Library Publishing Forum is eligible to apply. 

Ideal applicants will identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among library and publishing practitioners. These groups include – but are not limited to – members of a racial/ethnic minority, first-generation college graduates, immigrants and refugees, persons with a disability, LGBTQ individuals. Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum in other ways are also warmly welcomed.

How to apply for a scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application form. Applications are due by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, November 15. The LPC’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force will review applications and award the scholarships.  Applicants will be notified before the end of December.

Questions?

Email contact@librarypublishing.org.

Committees

Program Committee

Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota (chair)
Sonya Betz, University of Alberta
Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University
Elizabeth Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati
Robin Bedenbaugh, University of Tennessee
Justin Gonder, California Digital Library
Johanna Meetz, Pacific University
Regina Raboin, University of Massachusetts Medical School (Host Liaison)
Sarah Hare, Indiana University (Board Liaison)

Library Publishing Forum Award Committee

Michelle Wilson, Columbia University (chair)
Harrison Inefuku, Iowa State University
Hanni Nabahe, University of Virginia
Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University
Willa Tavernier, Indiana University
Jody Bailey, Emory University (Board Liaison)

Local Arrangements Committee (UMMS)

Sally Gore, Manager, Research and Scholarly Communications Services
Morgan Kolinski, Financial Assistant
Patricia Levenson, Administrative Coordinator
Lisa Palmer, Institutional Repository Librarian
Mary Piorun, Director, Lamar Soutter Library
Regina Raboin, Associate Director (Host Liaison, LP Forum 2020 Planning Committee)
Marianne Siener, Library Accountant