For immediate release | April 9, 2024

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Organizing for Open; Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Organizing for Open; Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values" on April 24, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Many academic libraries have a strong commitment to open scholarship articulated in strategic planning goals, values statements, and policy documents. These ideals exist next to a scholarly communication landscape dominated by corporate publishers, paywalls and licensing agreements that center subscriptions and title lists. Our organizational structures, reflected in our budgets and org charts, are aligned to that closed world. In the last several years, the amount of open content in the scholarly publishing landscape has grown significantly. Most observers agree that this trend will accelerate in the near future. The world is at a moment when we can consider significant change. How do we reorganize our structures to align with our goals for open? How do we organize ourselves for success when subscriptions and paywalls are de-centered? What positions do we need? What investments must we make? How can we work together as a profession to build the kind of open world we want? At Oregon State University, the presenters have been asking these questions and working towards answers.

This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2023 Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.

Best of Core Forum: Organizing for Open; Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values
Live Webinar: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

Presenters:

Anne-Marie Deitering, Delpha and Donald Campbell Dean of Libraries, Oregon State University Libraries and Press, Corvallis, OR
Cara Key, Digital Repository Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries and Press, Corvallis, OR
Diana J. Castillo, Business/Social Science Data Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries and Press, Corvallis, OR

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer webinars discounts based on the number of registrations you specify at checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend Core member savings to colleagues at your institution.

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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Contact:

Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

mblixtshehan@ala.org