Day/Time: Thursday, May 19,  2:30pm – 3:30pm


  • Caitlin Tyler-Richards, Michigan State
  • Lea Johnston, Editorial, Getty Research Institute (GRI) Publications
  • Elizabeth Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati Press (Moderator)


What roles can scholarly publishers play in the work of anti-racism within the scholarly ecosystem? While publishers serve as intermediaries between scholars and libraries, greater transparency can help us discover areas within that ecosystem that could benefit from greater collaboration. Scholarly publishers are finding new approaches that are thoughtful and inclusive in all stages of their work. This will be an opportunity for people in library publishing programs to pick the brains of specialists from university presses, discussing topics such as inclusive approaches to peer review, representation in design decisions, and strategies for making texts widely available, accessible, and discoverable.