Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing Grant Narrative

The Educopia Institute and the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), in partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), NASIG, and BlueSky to BluePrint, engaged in a two-year IMLS-LB21 research grant to design and implement a competency-based curriculum for library publishing.

This project developed and piloted a suite of synchronous and asynchronous professional development offerings for librarians that are open and free for anyone to offer or adapt. The resulting dynamic, extensible, multimedia curriculum will empower librarians to meet local demands to launch and/or enhance scholarly publishing activities. The project is poised to have an impact on the quality and quantity of library publishing services offered to scholars and students; ultimately it will result in a healthier, more equitable publishing ecosystem.