A world in which skyrocketing journal subscription fees prevent access to knowledge is truly frightening! Join us on Halloween to learn more about how changes in the publishing world impact higher education, the future of Open Access at the University of California and California State University systems, UC and CSU, and theirUC’s strategiesy to move toward transformative Open Access agreements with publishers including Elsevier. Refreshments provided.
John Wenzler, Dean of Libraries, California State University, East Bay
Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, UC Davis
Zombie Research: Revive Your Research Assignment with Wikipedia (CANCELED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE)
Banning Wikipedia from your classroom? Think again! Hear how SMC faculty and teachers around the world get students engaged in their research projects by assigning them to contribute to Wikipedia. Learn how to host an edit-a-thon or structure a Wikipedia editing assignment. Discover how using Wikipedia as an open educational resource promotes social justice, surfaces scholarship, and connects communities of knowledge around the globe. Refreshments provided.
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research, author of Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2018)
Meghan Sweeney, Associate Professor of English, Saint Mary’s College of California
Sarah Vital, Business Librarian and Business Communication Instructor, Saint Mary’s College of California