May 15, 2024 | 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Memorial Hall

Title: Scaling OER Publishing: Supporting Authors while Prioritizing Staff Well-being

Presenter: Abbey K. Elder (she/they), Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Iowa State University

Description: In this session, Abbey K. Elder, Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Iowa State University, will discuss with participants how they can scale their OER publishing efforts to meet the needs of faculty authors while prioritizing the needs of their staff. Whether publishing efforts are supported by an individual or a team, scaling support can be a daunting endeavor. Aspects to consider might include: staffing, budgets, grant support, and publishing infrastructure. In addition to sharing her own lessons learned navigating this space, Abbey will facilitate open sharing, discussion, and problem-solving among participants who share a common goal: supporting authors without overloading themselves.