Open Access discussed in free American Libraries Live broadcast

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/28/2014


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO — Scholarly journals are increasingly becoming digital, experimenting with new publishing models such as Open Access (OA) and incorporating multimedia into their formats. In addition, the process of research continues to evolve because of mandates from funding agencies to publicly share research findings and data. For a candid discussion of what OA is (and isn’t), join us for “Open Access and Libraries,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 6 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. Our panel of experts will give their unique perspective on what OA means now and how it will shape the future. They’ll be ready to answer your questions too, whether general or specific. Our panelists wil be:

  • Jacob Berg, Director of Library Services, Trinty Washington University (D.C.)
  • Emily Puckett Rodgers, Entrepreneurship Program Manager, School of Information, University of Michigan
  • Melanie Schlosser, Digital Publishing Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries

AL Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on-hand.  We look forward to your joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register at, or go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Katie Bane, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-5105. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Rob Christopher, Marketing Coordinator,, (312) 280-5052.