Open Access 2020: An American Libraries Live webcast

For Immediate Release
Fri, 06/01/2018


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

CHICAGO — OA2020 is a global initiative to transform scholarly publishing from the current subscription (paywall) system to new open access publishing models. Over 100 libraries and institutions from around the world have joined OA2020, including a growing number from the United States. This webinar will provide an introduction to OA2020 and an update on its progress from three people involved with the initiative, including a librarian, a faculty member, and an international OA2020 coordinator. The speakers will explain how OA2020 is striving to divest from subscriptions and invest in alternative publishing models, how strategies are being specifically tailored to support the needs of US Institutions, and how your library can join the effort.

Join us for this free 60-minute webinar on Friday, June 8 at 1:00 pm ET. You can register here.


  • Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections, Iowa State University
  • Colleen Campbell, OA2020 Partner Development, Max Planck Digital Library
  • Richard Schneider, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

American Libraries Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. Each program lasts 60 minutes. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand.  We look forward to you joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register here. 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: Carrie Smith, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-4216. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Colton Ursiny, Administrative Assistant,, (312) 280-5100.