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UALC 2008 Retreat

UALC All-Day Retreat

Scholarly Communication Issues:
Author Rights, Copyright, Publishing Models, and Open Access

Date: Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Place: Rice-Eccles Stadium and Tower (6th floor) at the University of Utah
Parking: available immediately west of the stadium (map)
The Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot has been “reserved” for Friday, August 15. Park in the southeast portion of the lot; use the C entry; take the elevator to the 6th floor. There will be UALC Retreat signs in the lot and at the C entry.
Purpose: In response to the UALC Needs Assessment done earlier this year, the UALC Professional Development Committee is hosting an all day retreat. Please join your colleagues from the Utah Academic Library Consortium for this one-day professional development retreat. This year’s focus is on scholarly communication–specifically “Author Rights, Copyright, Publishing Models, and Open Access.” Keynote speakers Heather Joseph (Executive Director, SPARC) and Joan Giesecke (Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) will provide the broad perspective on these issues; panelists (librarians and teaching faculty from several UALC institutions) will provide a more localized perspective. Attendees will provide the thoughtful questions, lively discussions, and collegial networking opportunities. This is a great opportunity to hear about the latest developments in the field, what’s going on in member institutions, and what faculty need from academic libraries.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 1, 2008

Retreat Agenda
8:00-8:45 Registration and continental breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

Joyce Ogburn, University Librarian and Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library (UU)

9:00-9:45 Keynote Address

Heather Joseph, Executive Director SPARC

Title: The Power of Open: Enabling Research, Empowering Researchers

Abstract: In today's digital environment, scholars have more options than ever available to them to ensure that the results of their research can be shared and used by the widest possible audience - helping to advance their field of study, as well as raise the visibility of their work. Scholars can determine the ultimate reach and utility that their published research can achieve through conscience consideration of what journal to publish in, what kind of publishing agreement to sign (or not to sign), what rights they want to reserve, and what rights they are comfortable with assigning to a third party. Small actions can make a big difference creating and enabling a fully realized digital research environment. This talk will focus on helping researchers and faculty members identify and evaluate what options are available and most appropriate for them.

9:45-11:00 Librarian Response Panel

Moderator: Pam Martin (USU)


  • Jeff Belliston (BYU-Lee)
  • John Eye (SUU)
  • Barbara Cox (UU-Marriott)
  • Mary Youngkin (UU-Eccles)
  • Jennifer Duncan (USU)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Academic Faculty Panelists

Moderator: Allyson Mower (UU-Marriott)


  • James E. Metherall, Ph.D., M.B.A., Associate Professor Genetics, UU
  • Gideon O. Burton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor English, College of Humanities, BYU
  • Eric Hutton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Philosophy, UU
  • Kathren Brown, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History and Political Science, UVU
  • Scott Lanning, Associate Professor Library Media, Public Services Librarian, Gerald R. Sherratt Library, SUU
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Afternoon Address


Randy Olsen, Director, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU

Joan Giesecke, Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Title: Getting Faculty On Board: One Institution's Approach to Author's rights, Open Access and Scholarly Communication Issues

Topic: Joan Giesecke will talk about how their library has engaged the campus in discussions on copyright, author's rights, and their Institutional Repository. She will discuss ways campuses can engage faculty in the discussions and how to create an Institutional Repository and have faculty begging the library to include them in the service.

2:30-3:30 Breakout Sharing Sessions

Moderators: Scott Lanning (SUU) and Denise Reid (CEU)

Session purpose: Participants will break into groups. Each group will select a recorder to write down their ideas and a presenter who will present the group's ideas to all participants in the 3:30 to 4:00 time slot. A facilitator will be available to help each group.

Think about what you have learned at the conference today. Discuss how you would implement what you have learned in your library, on your campus and with your faculty.

Anytime Beverage Break
3:30-4:00 Breakout Sharing Session Presentations

Group presentations. Presenters from each group will summarize their group's ideas to the attendees. Ideas will be recorded and made available.

4:00-4:10 Closing Remarks