Library Publishing Forum March 5-6, 2014

I’m pleased to share this message about the upcoming Library Publishing Forum.
CNI is a Strategic Affiliate of the Library Publishing Coalition.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI

Conference Announcement and Call for Posters: Library Publishing Forum

Date: March 5-6, 2014
Location: Kansas City, MO
Conference Website:

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Library Publishing Forum. This event (immediately following the SPARC OA meeting) will bring 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.

Keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions, and a peer-reviewed poster session will focus on aligning library publishing activities in the areas of Policies, Infrastructure, and Organizations.

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. TheLibrary 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.

The Program Subcommittee is also requesting proposals for posters that showcase how libraries, presses, and other participants in the scholarly communications sector are aligning their publishing activities with the goals, needs, and practices of their stakeholders and peers. Submission Deadline: January 24, 2013.

A dedicated poster session and reception will be held from 6 – 8pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, providing participants with a chance to share their work and engage with their colleagues.

The event will be keynoted by:

Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses
John Unsworth, Brandeis University

Earlybird registration is open until January 31. Please visit for more information about participating in this conference.

Last updated:  Wednesday, January 8th, 2014