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Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum

You are invited to learn more about how JMU Libraries is approaching bundled journal packages, including concerns with the cost, equity, and sustainability of these packages

Deans of public academic research libraries from across the commonwealth will speak to faculty members, staff, and librarians about these issues at the Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum on October 2 in a Zoom panel presentation. Register to attend and submit questions or topics for discussion.

The panelists will share information about upcoming contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest STEM scholarly publisher. Virginia's research libraries will be negotiating with Elsevier as a consortium to ensure that we provide our university and college communities with the resources they need to research, teach, and learn while we continue to be good stewards of state funds.


Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries, William and Mary
Stuart Frazer, Interim University Librarian, Old Dominion University
Teresa L. Knott, Interim Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bethany Nowviskie, Dean of Libraries, James Madison University
John Unsworth, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Virginia
Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, George Mason University

Brandon Butler, Director of Information Policy, University of Virginia

Join us for the discussion! Submit questions and register for the forum. You are welcome to register now.

You can find further information on JMU Libraries' committment to sustainable scholarship at: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/sustainable-scholarship

Friday, October 2, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
  Faculty     JMU Libraries Employees     Public     Staff     Students  
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Event Organizer

Kristen Shuyler