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.


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


January 13, 2020:

Registration for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum is open!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum, to be held May 4–6, 2020, at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. More information about registration, including rates and refund policies can be found on the Registration and Travel page on our website. General registration is open through April 10. Register for the Forum … Continue reading Registration for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum is open!

November 20, 2019:

Attending the 2020 Library Publishing Forum? Interested in joining the LPC?

The Library Publishing Forum has grown significantly over the last few years—both in size and in the communities and institutions that send representatives. It isn’t necessary to be at a Library Publishing Coalition member institution to attend the Forum, but many libraries use attendance as an opportunity to learn more about LPC as they consider … Continue reading Attending the 2020 Library Publishing Forum? Interested in joining the LPC?

November 4, 2019:

Announcing the 2020 LPForum keynote speaker: Claire Redhead

The LPC Program Committee is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum is Claire Redhead, Executive Director of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). About Claire: Claire has an editorial background and 20 years experience of the scholarly publishing industry, beginning with a series of positions in UK … Continue reading Announcing the 2020 LPForum keynote speaker: Claire Redhead

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Claire Redhead

Our keynote speaker for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum is Claire Redhead, Executive Director of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association).


Claire has an editorial background and 20 years experience of the scholarly publishing industry, beginning with a series of positions in UK publishing houses covering all aspects of academic journal and book publishing.  Claire joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) in 2012, initially responsible for managing membership and communications for the organisation. Quickly taking the lead to develop and grow OASPA during this time, Claire was appointed Executive Director in 2016.  Claire is responsible for overseeing OASPA’s annual conference and program of webinars, works closely with the OASPA board and its members, and sits on a number of industry working groups and committees to represent the views of the open access publishing community. OASPA is an international association with over 140 member organisations that focus on open access publishing or provide supporting services and infrastructure in this space.

The Library Publishing Coalition seeks to collaboratively approach major scholarly communications challenges and implement solutions for the community. OASPA is a strategic affiliate of the LPC in this work, and we welcome the opportunity to learn from Claire about the mission of the association and new policy developments in scholarly publishing and open access. The international perspective and diversity of views represented by OASPA will be critical to our conversations and our goals for the 2020 Forum.

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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).

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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.  


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.




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)
A.J. Boston, Murray State University (2019-21 LPC Fellow)
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