The Academic Librarian in the Open Access Future

As the movement toward open access (OA) begins to impact our users and our institutions in increasingly complex ways, academic librarians will be called upon to forge and maintain a variety of productive and enriching relationships across the library, across campus, and beyond. What roles will we take on to help researchers negotiate an evolving scholarly communications landscape? To empower students to become skilled and responsible participants in an expanded universe of content? To enable access and enhance discoverability, which is at the heart of OA? And what “best practices” might we develop to build and strengthen the necessary collaborative connections? Through case studies grounded in a range of institutional contexts, we will consider new opportunities and real challenges. During small-group debriefing sessions, participants will have an opportunity to strategize with peers about how to support their users and find potential collaborators.

Bibliography: Open Access and Academic Libraries
A collection of open access articles on the topic.

Questions, Issues & Ideas: Open Access and Academic Libraries
As individuals registered for the 2014 ACRL/NY Symposium they were asked: “What questions do you currently have about open access and academic libraries? What issues or challenges have come to light around OA practices at your institution? Or how do you feel about the prospect of implementing OA practices?” — Here are the responses.

Symposium Speakers

Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University

Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University

Micah Vandegrift, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Florida State University

For additional information about our speakers please see our Speakers page.

Questions about our symposium? Contact Linda Miles at acrlnysymposiumchair[at]gmail.com



ACRL/NY 2014 Symposium Committee Members:

Linda Miles, Chair
Yeshiva University
Anice Mills, ACRL/NY President
Columbia University
Carrie Netzer Wajda, past ACRL/NY president
New Business Librarian, Y&R
Rebecca Arzola
Lehman College
Ben Beede
Rutgers University
Barbara Bonous-Smit
Queensborough Community College
Dianne Gordon Conyers
LaGuardia Community College
Karen Erani
Independent Information Specialist
Melissa Goertzen
Columbia University
Amy Handfield
Manhattan College
Starr Hoffman
Columbia University
Thomas Keenan
Princeton University
Gina Levitan
Sarah Lawrence College
Susanne Markgren
SUNY Purchase
Carrie Marten
SUNY Purchase
Mayumi Miyaoka
St. Josephs College
Kanu Nagra
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Mark Aaron Polger
College of Staten Island
Elaine Provenzano
Manhattanville College
Werner Sbaschnik
SUNY Old Westbury
Kathryn Shaughnessy
St. John’s University
Eamon Tewell
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Natasha Tomlin
Long Island University
Ana Torres
New York University
Megan Wacha
Barnard College
Haruko Yamauchi
Hostos Community College, CUNY

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