Session 4A

Fueling Scholarship
Crossing Boundaries: Developing a Curriculum for Library Publishing

The panelists will talk about the IMLS-funded project Developing a Curriculum for Library Publishing and their experience as advisory board members and authors on the curriculum. For the first 20 minutes of the session, attendees will learn about the openly-licensed curriculum modules and the online and in-person pilot implementations taking place in 2018, and hear about opportunities to engage with the curriculum in a variety of settings. In the second 20 minutes, panelists will reflect on the benefits and challenges of working across boundaries - including the (increasingly porous) boundary between libraries and presses - to create a professional development resource for this vibrant sub-field of academic publishing. The final 20 minutes will be dedicated to questions from and discussion with attendees about the curriculum, the project, and the larger landscape of professional development resources for publishers.


Sarah Lippincott, Scholarly Communications Consultant
Sarah Kalikman Lippincott is a librarian with an interest in scholarly communication and digital scholarship. She served as the inaugural Program Director for the Library Publishing Coalition, a community-led membership association whose mission is to support a broad range of publishing activities in academic and research libraries. She received her MSLS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA in the College of Letters and in French Studies from Wesleyan University. She currently works as an independent consultant specializing in digital scholarship and scholarly communications.


Peter Berkery, Association of University Presses
Peter Berkery has been Executive Director of the Association of University Presses since early 2013. Berkery came to AUPresses from Oxford University Press, where he served for the previous five years as Vice President and Publisher for the US Law Division. Prior to that he worked for Wolters Kluwer for 11 years in a series of positions, publishing works on securities licensing examination training, securities law, taxation, and financial planning. He began his publishing career at a division of Thomson Reuters. Berkery has extensive experience in government affairs and association management. He has been Director of Government Affairs for the National Society of Accountants and Government Relations Counsel for the National Paint and Coatings Association, and has served as Assistant Executive Director and Staff Counsel for a division of the American Trucking Associations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Counsel for Accountancy and Taxation, and as its President.
Mary Rose Muccie, Temple University Press
Mary Rose Muccie is the Executive Director of Temple University Press, which publishes award-winning books in the humanities and social sciences as well as renowned titles on Philadelphia and the region, and the Scholarly Communications Officer, Temple University Libraries, where she and library colleagues are launching a library publishing program and developing services in support of Temple faculty and student teaching, learning, and research. Prior to joining Temple she launched the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program, was the Director of Project MUSE, and was Publisher at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Kate Pitcher, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Kate Pitcher is the Director of the Library, Archives, and Media Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Prior to SMCM, she was the interim Director of Libraries at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo. At Geneseo, she also served as Project Manager for Digital Thoreau, a collaborative digital project which encompassed a social reading platform for Thoreau’s works, a fluid text edition of Thoreau’s Walden manuscripts, and an Omeka digital collection which collects and studies the work and contributions of noted Thoreau scholar, Dr. Walter Harding. In addition, Kate was also the principal investigator of the grant-funded Open SUNY Textbooks project, which studied how libraries and colleges could develop services and infrastructure to support faculty development of open educational resources, open textbooks, and open pedagogy surrounding classroom teaching and learning.