Scholarly Communication

Served as an elected Library Publishing Coalition Board Member (2019-2021), shaping the organization’s strategy and, as a result, library publishing best practices and research 

Created and taught a one credit hour course for 30+ undergraduate student editors of the IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) on academic publishing and editing 

Named an Association of University Presses and Library Publishing Coalition Cross-Pollination Conference Scholarship Recipient in June 2018

Helped operationalize logistics for processing articles under IU Bloomington’s Open Access Policy, passed in February 2017

Contributed regular blog posts on IU publishing services and open access/ library publishing trends

Created “chalk talks” and other instructional material on Creative Commons and intellectual property for an embedded course in the School of Education, L700

As a member of IU’s Collection Manager’s group, presented on trends in OA collections work including read & publish licenses and strategic negotiations 

Assisted with the development and improvement of IU’s Open Scholarship website

Collaboratively planned the migration from OJS 2 to OJS 3 for 30+ IUScholarWorks journals successfully, teaching editors the new platform 

Led Several Open Access Week Events, 2015-Present

OA week 2017 designs

Image designed by Leanne Nay

Helped develop an informal publishing mechanism for library committee research and findings at the University of Illinois’ library

  • Presented on how others might establish a library report series at other institutions at the 2015 Charleston Library Conference [conference proceedings here]

Assisted the Life Sciences Data Services Librarian and Scholarly Commons Co-Coordinator with the creation of an introductory video on data management best practices, which was used to educate students in the department of human and community development

Created a workshop and companion LibGuide on the topic of altmetrics and impact factor

  • Shared the success of this workshop through a poster at LOEX 2014

Assisted with the creation of an Online Scholarly Presence Symposium

  • Created and presented all introductory content on the topic of Google Scholar