Posting to our DLF Community on behalf of my GVSU library colleague Matt Ruen (Program Committee Chair, Library Publishing Coalition).



Are you involved in library publishing? Interested in the intersection of libraries and scholarly publishing issues? Eager to share your expertise and/or research with the library publishing community?  We want to hear from you at the Library Publishing Forum in May 2019,  but time is running out.


The Forum proposal submission form closes at 8 AM Eastern time next Monday, December 3 (a slight extension from the original 11/30 deadline).  The Program Committee is going to start reviewing proposals immediately afterwards, and there will be no further extensions, so don’t delay!


You can find the full CFP and other details on the 2019 Library Publishing Forum website.


But wait, there’s more: Forum hotel and travel information now available


Vancouver hotels fill up early, so if you know you’re attending, we suggest making your travel arrangements as soon as possible! Check out the Forum’s Travel and Registration page for detailed information about hotel options, travel, and recommendations from Vancouver locals.


The Forum has a very small block of rooms (50) reserved at the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites, across the street from Harbour Centre. The conference rate (CA$289 , approximately $218 USD), is available for the nights of May 6th through May 10th, and must be booked by April 9, 2019. We do expect the block to fill up much sooner than that, however, so if you are interested in staying at the Delta at the negotiated rate, please book your room as soon as possible. Instructions for doing so are on the Travel and Registration page.


Vancouver is a surprisingly affordable city for conference travel, and the Travel and Registration page includes a range of alternative hotels at different price levels. The Program Committee has also provided a message board Google Doc for attendees who are interested in finding someone to share a room.


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On behalf of the Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee:

Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University (Chair)
Kevin Stranack, Simon Fraser University (Host Liaison)
Sonya Betz, University of Alberta
Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota
Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University
Peter Potter, Virginia Tech
Elizabeth Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
Maureen Walsh, The Ohio State University
Melanie Schlosser, Library Publishing Coalition


Cross-posted with neither apology nor regret. J


Matt Ruen

Program Committee Chair, Library Publishing Coalition (2017-2019)

Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator

Grand Valley State University


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Matt Schultz

Digital Curation Librarian

Grand Valley State University Libraries

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