The call for proposals for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum has ended.

Programs and session materials from previous Forums can be accessed from the main Forum page under Past Forums.


New in 2020

Because of the growing popularity of the Library Publishing Forum, and to address the desire expressed by previous attendees that there be more time and space for rich discussion and interactions, this year’s forum will be a full three-day program. We are excited to welcome two new proposal formats: Poster Talks and Experimental Sessions. The goal of these new formats will be to encourage deeper, continuing conversations, and to make space for different types of community activities. 


2020 Forum Schedule at a Glance

NOTE: Draft schedules below are subject to change.

Monday, May 4

  • 8:45 AM – 5:15 PM: Library Publishing Forum (conference)
  • Evening: Reception (social)

Tuesday, May 5

  • 8:45 AM – 5:15 PM: Library Publishing Forum (conference)
  • Evening: MedMoth event/reception (social)
  • Evening: Dine arounds (social)

Wednesday, May 6

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: LPC Membership Meeting (all Forum attendees welcome)
  • 10:15 AM – 5:15 PM: Library Publishing Forum (conference)

Full Program
Monday, May 4

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Keynote address by Claire Redhead, OASPA

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Coffee break

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Concurrent Workshops

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Concurrent Sessions

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM | Coffee Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM | Concurrent Sessions

Evening | Reception

Tuesday, May 5

7:45 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM | Plenary

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM | Poster Talks

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Coffee break

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Concurrent Workshops

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Poster Session

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Concurrent Sessions

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM | Coffee Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM | Concurrent Sessions

Evening | MedMoth Event/Reception

Evening | Dine Arounds

Wednesday, May 6

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | LPC Membership Meeting

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM | Break

10:15 AM – 11:15 PM | Concurrent Sessions

11:15 AM – 11:45 PM | Coffee Break

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM | Tables/Discussions

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Concurrent Sessions

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM | Coffee Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM | Closing Plenary


About the Forum

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.