Wednesday, May 23, 1:15-2:15pm
Room: Heritage Gallery

Presenters: Hannah Ballard, Educopia Institute; Sara Benson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Peter Berkery, AAUP; Laurie Taylor, University of Florida; John W. Warren, George Mason University Press/Mason Publishing

Description: The panelists will talk about the IMLS-funded project Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing and their experience as curriculum authors. In the first 2o minutes of the session, attendees will learn about the openly-licensed curriculum modules — their purpose, content, and scope — and the online and in-person pilot implementations taking place in 2018. In the second 20 minutes, the panelists will reflect on the process of creating professional development resources with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind to help ensure that traditionally underserved groups are better represented in the next generation of publishing. The final 20 minutes will be dedicated to audience questions and open discussion about the curriculum, the project, and the wider landscape of professional development resources for publishers.