For Librarians

There are 2 Open Access Week events especially for librarians:


Rights Well
A workshop for librarians!

Monday October 20, 10:30am-12pm, Collaborative Learning Lab, Murray Library
This is an interactive workshop, so space is limited to 25 participants.
Please register by Oct 14: https://library.usask.ca/intranet/committees/ldc/register/rights_well_workshop

Session description:
The Rights Well workshop seeks to inform librarians about authors’ rights using an approach that acknowledges librarians both as authors and as consultants to other authors in an academic setting. As authors, librarians have to make the same choices as others about transfer of rights to the publishers of their articles. This workshop trains authors to critically evaluate what is being asked of them in journal publishers’ copyright transfer agreements. Additionally, Rights Well is designed to build confidence among librarians who have added scholarly communication and open access (OA) to their repertoire of expertise in liaison and outreach efforts.

Specifically, attendees will:

  • learn what authors’ rights are and why they are important;
  • review Sherpa/Romeo as a tool to analyze journal OA policies;
  • learn how to analyze various copyright transfer agreements and tools for amending them; and
  • gain ideas for tailoring the workshop to other disciplines.

An article has also been published on this workshop:Rights Well: An Authors’ Rights Workshop for Librarians

Session presenter:
Andrea Wirth is a Science Librarian and Associate Professor in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services and the Teaching and Engagement Department (TED) at Oregon State University Libraries and Press.  Her areas of expertise and interest include collection development and management, scholarly communication, and support for students and faculty in the earth and environmental sciences.  In the Center, Andrea is part of a team that facilitates the addition of OSU research articles to the institutional repository, consults with faculty on OSU’s Open Access Policy, and serves as a member of the Collection Development Council. As a member of TED, Andrea contributes to the overall instruction program of the OSU Libraries. Additionally, she is active in the American Library Association, currently serving as Chair–Elect of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section and as an instructor for two ALA ALCTS online professional development courses.  She received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Oregon State University and her master’s in library science from the University of North Texas.

This workshop is brought to you by the Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice and the Learning and Development Committee,
in collaboration with the University Library’s Open Access Week Planning Team and the University of Regina Library.


Becoming a Trusted Scholarly Communications Expert (webcast)
Wednesday, October 22, 12-1pm, Rm 102 Murray Library

Establishing yourself as a visible scholarly communications expert on your campus is a great way to get faculty and students to come to you with questions, ideas, and content for your IR. But how do you become such an expert and let your service community know how you can help?

Jonathan Bull at Valparaiso University and Lucretia McCulley at the University of Richmond have both cultivated their expertise over time and are now the go-to people on their respective campuses for a variety of questions, projects, and needs. These range from authors’ rights issues and data management to publishing student work. In addition to explaining how they became experts in scholarly communications, Jon and Lucretia will share successful outreach ideas, messages that connected with their stakeholders, and their strategies for staying on top of the rapidly changing scholarly communications landscape.