Library Publishing Forum 2014

05 March 2014 to 06 March 2014
Intercontinental Hotel Kansas City , MO

The inaugural Library Publishing Forum brought together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing.

Keynote addresses were delivered by:
- John Unsworth, University Librarian, Vice-Provost for Library and Technology Services, and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis University
- Peter Berkery, Executive Director of the Association of American University Presses

This event focused on alignment opportunities between libraries, across campus stakeholder groups, and throughout the scholarly communications landscape. Keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions discussed aligning library publishing activities in the areas of Policies, Infrastructure, and Organizations.

Hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition, and designed as a participatory forum for library faculty and staff who are engaged in publishing, this event took place March 5 and 6, 2014, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, immediately following SPARC OA 2014.

The event hashtag is #LPForum--please use it to tweet about the forum.

Who should attend:
We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) of all sizes and statures to attend, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. The Library Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.

- To provide networking opportunities for library publishers
- To identify and document alignment and collaboration opportunities
- To strengthen the library publishing community of practice
- To showcase important work in the field
- To assemble a variety of perspectives and models
- To raise visibility of library publishing within the library and scholarly publishing fields
- To help library publishers improve their local practices through practical, applicable takeaways

The proceedings of the Library Publishing Forum will be published alongside a special issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. The proceedings will document the themes and alignment opportunities identified in each of the forum’s core topical areas (policies, infrastructures, and organizations). Slides are now available from the panels and interactive sessions.

Code of Conduct:
The Library Publishing Forum organizers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience (in-person and on-line) for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Forum participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Please review the Library Publishing Forum Code of Conduct for a full statement on our policies regarding inappropriate conduct and harassment. We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

Program Subcommittee:
Sarah Beaubien (Grand Valley State University)
Allegra Swift (Claremont University Consortium)
Dan Lee (University of Arizona)
Sarah Lippincott (ex officio)
Mark Newton (Columbia University)
Melanie Schlosser (Ohio State University)
Katherine Skinner (ex officio)
Marcia Stockham (Kansas State University)
Evviva Weinraub (Oregon State University)