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Chat with Librarians: The Sequel. SSP 2012

June 1, 2012

See description of session in the SSP annual meeting program:

Chicago Collaborative Exhibit at SSP 2012

May 30, 2012

Exhibit booth hosted at Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting, Crystal City, VA.

Libraries and Librarians: A Changing Landscape, CSE Panel

May 21, 2012


  • Jean Shipman, Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at University of Utah
  • Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections, University of Utah
  • Bart Ragon, Associate Director for Library Tech Services and Development, University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library


Lest those in publishing forget, we are not the only ones experiencing a sea change in our jobs and industry due to technology and economic issues. Librarians are also reinventing their roles and the roles of the library. And guess what? We are all in the business of scholarly communication and serve the same customers: the researchers who provide and use the content we collect, disseminate, curate, and archive for future generations. This session will explore the traditional and some new roles of librarians and libraries, and discuss the advancement toward more productive relationships between publishers and librarians.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with traditional and new roles of librarians.
  • Understand the relationship between librarians and researchers.
  • Learn how librarians are involved in the research process, from training in publication ethics to help with research design.
  • Learn how librarians are encouraging data sharing, management, and curation, and are assisting with making data discoverable.
  • Understand the motivations and ways that librarians are becoming publishers.
  • Learn about new library purchasing trends.
  • Learn about ways for librarians, publishers, and editors to work together to improve scholarly communications.
Rick Anderson's Presentation
Bart Ragon's Presentation

MLA Meeting, Positioning the Professions - CE Course

May 19, 2012

CE703 Positioning the Professions: Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) Publishing

Level: Beginning Prerequisite: None Cost: $240 (nonmember, $445)

Instructor(s): Jean Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region, and National Library of Medicine Training Center, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City; John Tagler, Vice President and Executive Director, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, New York, NY; and Tom Richardson, Director, Institutional Sales and Service, New England Journal of Medicine, Waltham, MA

Offered: Saturday, May 19, 8:00 a.m.–noon

This course will teach librarians about the biomedical publishing process and enhance the knowledgebase and communications between librarians and publishers, thereby enabling both groups to face the challenges of current and future scholarly communication environments. Topics include peer review, ethical issues, online publishing, pricing considerations, and editorial aspects.

Chicago Collaborative Exhibit at CSE 2012

May 19, 2012

Exhibit hosted by Chicago Collaborative at the Council of Science Editors annual meeting, Seattle, WA.

Panel Discussion on Librarian-Publisher Relationships

September 22, 2011

Panel Discussion on Librarian-Publisher Relationships MidContinental Chapter - Medical Library Association, St. Louis, MO

ALPSP International Conference

September 14, 2011

Invited Presentation on the Chicago Collaborative, Oxfordshire, England

Chat with a Librarian Roundtables

June 2, 2011

"Chat with a Librarian Roundtables" Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

"Summary of questions asked at Chat with Librarians Roundtable, SSP 2011 meeting" Spreadsheet

Chicago Collaborative Exhibit at SSP 2011

June 1, 2011

At the Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

Biomed Publishing 101 Preview

June 3, 2010

Biomedical Publishing 101 Preview. North American Serials Interest Group annual meeting, June 2010, Palm Springs, CA

Libraries 101 Preview

June 2, 2010

At the Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting, June 2010, San Francisco, CA

The Chicago Collaborative: Facing the Grand Challenges of Scholarly Communication

November 5, 2009

The Chicago Collaborative: Facing the Grand Challenges of Scholarly Communication, Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC

Chicago Collaborative Briefing

October 28, 2009

Chicago Collaborative Briefing: Highwire Press annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

Update on the Chicago Collaborative -- Bringing the Stakeholders Together

October 13, 2009

At the 40th annual meeting of the International Association of STM Publishers, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

The Chicago Collaborative: A New Partnership Between Librarians, Publishers and Editors

May 19, 2009

At the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 19, 2009, Honolulu, HI