Who We Are

The Chicago Collaborative is a working group established in 2008 to promote open communication and education among the primary stakeholders in the scholarly scientific communication area and includes a statement of purpose. Its membership includes representatives from a number of publishing and editing organizations and representatives from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), which also provides administrative support for the Collaborative.

The Chicago Collaborative Framework outlines the broad strategies, goals, and expected outcomes of this working group, and the FAQ page offers more detailed information. Executive summary meeting notes provide an overview of meetings and discussions.

2016 co-conveners:

Janice Jaguszewski, MSLIS, is Associate University Librarian and Director for the Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She is currently engaged in advancing learning, research and clinical care in the Academic Health Center through expanded services in evidence-based practice, compliance with NIH public access requirements, research impact measures, and research data management and curation. A significant current project is developing support throughout the state for a Minnesota Electronic Health Library, which would provide equal access to quality health information for all 5 million Minnesota citizens. Janice is a member of the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries and the Medical Library Association. She has published and presented on future roles for academic librarians, professional development for librarians, and various topics related to the transition from print to electronic resources. She also consults with academic libraries on how to position for the future, evaluating staffing needs, organizational structures, processes and resources; writing customized reports; and offering workshops.


Jennifer L. Pesanelli, CAE, is currently Deputy Executive Director for Operations and Director of Publications for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Jennifer directs the publication operations for The FASEB Journal. In addition, she works with several other organizations, FASEB member and client societies, on their publishing programs and supports them in efforts ranging from vendor selection and contract negotiation to editorial policy and publication business model changes. In her role for Operations, she oversees FASEB’s Association Management Services business lines which provide services to more than 40 scientific organizations ranging from contract executive directors to membership and accounting services. Jennifer is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and formerly served on the SSP Education Committee for five years. She is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE).