Day/Time: Wednesday, May 25,  10:30am – 11:30am


  • Emma Molls, University of Minnesota
  • Lauren Collister, University of Pittsburgh
  • Harrison W. Inefuku, Iowa State University


This roundtable session will feature 3 library publishers with different perspectives on publishing, and consulting with, scholarly society journals. The presenters will share financial, outreach, and workflow examples from their publishing programs and guide conversations on the following topics:
– how societies approach journal publishing
– money, money money! – how societies “shop” for publishers
– mission alignment between libraries and societies

The session will be open for all attendees to share their own insight, ask questions, and consider how library publishing may be a solution for more scholarly societies.

This session will also be of interest to scholarly communication librarians who consult with on-campus faculty/researchers about society journals that are not published by library publishers, as topics of open access mandates and society journal business models will be discussed. It is the presenters’ hope that this session will provide a space for sharing questions and experiences that have not been asked openly on listservs or Twitter. This session will be free of fear of embarrassment or repercussions!