Tuesday, May 22, 1:15-2:15pm
Room: Memorial Hall

Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library/2017-18 LPC Board President; Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town, 2017-18 LPC Fellow; Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco, 2017-2018 LPC Fellow

Description: Since July of 2017, Library Publishing Coalition Fellows Reggie Raju and Charlotte Roh have been participating in the LPC community, making important service contributions to task forces and bringing critical issues to the community’s attention on the LPC blog at https://librarypublishing.org/category/blog/fellows-journal/. As they move towards the end of their year-long fellowships, their work will culminate with this hour-long session at the Library Publishing Forum. Reggie and Charlotte will each give a 15-minute presentation focused on library publishing challenges and opportunities, and then will engage in discussion with each other and with the attendees, moderated by LPC Board President Catherine Mitchell.

Reggie Raju will explore how the library publishing program at institutions in the Global South are driven by a social justice and “Ubuntu” agenda. To positively contribute to this agenda the program has to be innovative, robust and flexible, ensuring that it addresses, in a functional way, the widespread lack of access to content. Reggie will discuss how the current publishing landscape does very little to address the issues of decolonization of content or the challenges of an educational system not is not affordable to the vast majority.

Charlotte Roh will discuss her experiences in the LPC Fellowship, specifically how her work with the Ethical Framework Task Force resonates for her with the dialogue around the impacts of historical bias and colonialism as well as efforts to move toward a more just scholarly communication system.

Would you like a chance to hear from Reggie and Charlotte about their fellowship experiences over the past year? Are you interested in further exploration of the topics they have raised on the blog? Do you want to get our fellows’ perspectives on a topic that’s important to you? Don’t miss what is sure to be a thought-provoking session!