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Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshops: Content and Sustainability


The Library Publishing Coalition and the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the Digital Library Federation (DLF), are excited to host a pair of in-person workshops at the 2018 DLF Forum based on the IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project.


Date: Sunday, October 14 (full day)

Location: M Resort, just outside of Las Vegas, NV

Registration fee: $100 (includes breakfast, lunch, and multiple coffee breaks)


Apply to attend a workshop (deadline August 24)


Both full-day workshops will take place on Sunday, October 14 (the day before the Forum) at the M Resort just outside of Las Vegas, NV. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application process. We also have three diversity scholarships available - see below for details.


While the workshops are affiliated with and will complement the DLF Forum, please note that you do not have to attend the Forum to participate in the workshops. See below for workshop descriptions, scholarship information, and application instructions.


Note: These workshops are based on the Content and Sustainability modules of the Library Publishing Curriculum released in May 2018.



Library Publishing Curriculum: Content

The Content Workshop (based on the Content Module) covers how library publishers attract, select, edit, manage, and disseminate content. It includes information about how to recruit partners and select content for a program, and how to incorporate diverse voices into each part of the publication process. It also shares information about common production workflows, identifying the resources and staff skills needed to support various editorial strategies and content types.

Instructor: Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University


Library Publishing Curriculum: Sustainability

The Sustainability workshop (based on the Sustainability Module) will focus on how library publishing endeavors can establish longevity and find long-term success. Attendees will learn how to build support with key stakeholders and communities, both internally (library staff) and externally (e.g., University Press), and how to undertake digital preservation to prolong the lifespan of digital publications.

Instructor: Lisa Schiff, California Digital Library



We are delighted to be able to offer three scholarships for workshop attendees, aimed at ensuring a diverse group of participants. Each scholarship consists of up to $1,000 in reimbursement against allowable travel expenses incurred for workshop attendance (determined according to U.S. federal guidelines, as this is funded through a federal grant). The scholarship application deadline is August 24, 2018, and applicants will be notified by September 7, 2018.



If you are interested in applying for the workshop and/or for a diversity scholarship, please fill out the application form. The application deadline is August 24, 2018 and applicants will be notified by September 7, 2018.


Please note that the application will ask for: A brief applicant bio, A brief personal statement that addresses how attendance at the workshop will benefit the participant, Diversity characteristics (diversity scholarship applicants only)



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The IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project is running a series of pilot workshops, and these two DLF workshops are one opportunity of many. For a full list of events, including virtual and physical workshop opportunities, please see: https://educopia.org/deliverables/library-publishing-curriculum-pilot-experiences.  

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