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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 4A: Aligning 21st Century Skills Across Publishing Communities

Publishing 101
Concurrent 4A: Aligning 21st Century Skills Across Publishing Communities

This session will explore the range of skills that 21st century publishers need, including business planning, editorial and acquisitions, technology development, soft skills, and a knowledge of the scholarly communications and broader academic context. It will also recommend productive pathways for training and professional development. It will focus on opportunities for cross-pollination between publishing sectors, including university presses, commercial publishers, and academic libraries (who are increasingly playing the role of publisher on their campuses). How can training leverage the unique skills and experience that each community brings to the publishing process? How can it prepare publishing professionals in all sectors for the experimental, evolving environment in which much publishing (especially digital) occurs today? As a starting point for discussion, the session will report on interviews conducted by the Library Publishing Coalition with 11 industry leaders from several publishing sectors, including university presses, library publishers, and commercial publishers.
Moderator: Sarah Lippincott, Educopia Institute/Library Publishing Coalition


Korey Jackson, Oregon State University
Korey Jackson is the Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services at Oregon State University. Before coming to OSU, he was an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow at Anvil Academic, a digital humanities publisher sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). While at Anvil he served as Program Coordinator, helping to create editorial partnerships, engage in social media relations, and implement digital publishing strategies for a number of humanities projects. Prior to this he held a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigans Michigan Publishing, where he developed campus-wide outreach efforts around open access publishing and digital humanities training and discussion. He earned his PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. He was also a Lecturer in the English department at Michigan from 2010-2011. Hes blogged extensively for both Anvil Academic and Michigan Publishing. His co-authored chapter on humanities data publishing in the ALA/ACRL publication Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers is forthcoming in 2014.

Alice Meadows, Wiley
Alice Meadows is Director of Communications for Wileys Global Research (Scientific, Technical, Medical, & Scholarly) business. Prior to this she held a number of positions in Wiley and, formerly, Blackwell including most recently Director of Society Relations. She was also a founding partner in The Oxford Publicity Partnership, a small business offering marketing services to scholarly and scientific publishing organizations. Alice is Chair of the ALPSP Government Affairs Committee and of the CHORUS Communications Working Group, an Associate Editor of Learned Publishing, and a regular blogger for The Scholarly Kitchen.
Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press
Charles Watkinson is Director of Purdue University Press, a unit of Purdue University Libraries. He previously worked as Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies in Princeton, NJ. He has over 15 years experience in various scholarly publishing roles including management jobs in book distribution, marketing, and bookselling. By background an archaeologist, he also has extensive fieldwork experience in the Mediterranean region and has written and published on subjects related to the ancient world and on digital data. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and a member of the Library Relations Committee of the Association of American University Presses.
Maria Bonn, Graduate School of Information and Library Science, University of Illinois
Maria Bonn is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign She teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan Press, the Scholarly Publishing Office, the institutional repository (Deep Blue), the Copyright Office, and the Text Creation Partnership. Bonn has also been an assistant professor of English at Albion College and taught at Sichuan International Studies University (Chongqing, China) and Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey). She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, masters and doctoral degrees in American Literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a masters in information and library science from the University of Michigan.