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2014 SSP Librarian Focus Group

10th Annual Librarian Focus Group: A Forum for Publishers and Librarians

February 4, 2014
The American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, DC

Twitter Hashtag: #SSPLFG14

Join us for the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s ever popular “Librarian Focus Group.” The 2014 meeting features a panel of leading librarians, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience, primed and ready to answer the questions of publishers and industry vendors.

This event takes place, in Washington D.C., on the day before the Association of American Publishers’ PSP 2014 Annual Conference begins.

  • The library today: Budgets, resources, and question of unsustainability
  • Redefining Roles: Libraries, publishers, and end-users – who’s who?
  • Rolling up our sleeves: Where libraries are pioneering and why publishers should care
  • Who, what, when and where is a MOOC?
  • The White House/NIH/NSF told you so: What mandates mean for the future of the scholarly communications landscape
  • There’s more than one way to slice a journal article: The evolution of text and data mining


Rick Anderson, J. Willard Marriott Library, Utah State University
Anamika Megwalu, CUNY
Sara Rouhi, ACS Publications


Franny Lee, SIPX Co-Founder and VP of University Relations and Product Development
Kevin Smith, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication, Duke University Libraries
Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing, MIT Libraries
Helen McManus, Librarian for Public Policy and Public & International Affairs, George Mason University
Michael Levine-Clark, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at University of Denver
Sarah M. Pritchard, Dean of Libraries and the Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian at Northwestern University


Sara Rouhi, ACS Publications