May 16, 2024 | 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Memorial Hall

Title: Student Publications

Presenter: Charlotte Roh (she/her), Publications Manager, California Digital Library

Description: This session is a follow up to informal Zoom conversations that were held in 2023 by LPC members working with student publications. We found in these conversations that we had many of the same challenges: trouble with sustainability because of editorial turnover, lack of educational resources (including people to teach and guide students), and changing expectations on student output.

During this session, we plan to discuss the following topics:

  • What is driving the creation and/or growth of student journals on your campus?
  • What is being left by the wayside in the drive toward professional-level publication?
  • What difficulties are you having with student journals? Sustainability? Labor? Faculty investment?
  • What practical tips can you share with others that have helped your student publishing program?

The goal of this session is to draft a guiding document for a library publishing student program that would provide a template for expectations, policies, and room for a menu of options. We suggest that attendees review the ProPublica article “The Newest College Admissions Ploy: Paying to Make Your Teen a ‘Peer-Reviewed’ Author” and the notes from the previous discussions for a better understanding of the topic.