Library Publishing Forum 2017

20 March 2017 to 22 March 2017
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel Baltimore , MD
Evolution, Intersection & Exploration

The Library Publishing Forum brings 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 Speakers
Eileen Joy is a specialist in Old English literary studies and cultural studies, as well as a para-academic rogue, and a publisher, with interests in poetry and poetics, historiography, ethics, and embodiments, queer studies, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, the ecological, the post/human, and scholarly communications. She is the Lead Ingenitor of the BABEL Working Group, Editor of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, Founding Director of the open-access academic press punctum books: spontaneous acts of scholarly combustion, and Associate Director of punctum records. She lives in Santa Barbara, California where she also works with faculty, librarians, and students at UC-Santa Barbara on various open-access and maker lab initiatives.

Safiya Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. Her forthcoming monograph interrogates the social justice implications of racist and sexist algorithmic bias (forthcoming, NYU Press). She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015). Safiya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in library & information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in sociology from California State University, Fresno with an emphasis on African American/ethnic Studies.