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UALC 2008 Retreat

UALC All-Day Retreat
August 15, 2008

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

Speaker Bios

Dr_Joan_GieseckeJoan Giesecke, Ph.D.
Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Joan Giesecke is the Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. She joined UNL in 1987 and became dean in 1996. Prior to this, she was the Associate Dean for Collections and Services. She has held positions at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and the American Health Care Association. She received a doctorate in public administration from George Mason University, and MLS from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University, and a BA in economics from SUNY at Buffalo. Giesecke’s research interests include organizational decision making and management skills. She has developed a training program for managers and has presented a variety of papers on management and supervisory skills. She is a former editor of Library Administration and Management Journal and has published numerous articles on management issues. Her books include Practical Help for New Supervisors, Scenario Planning for Libraries, and Practical Strategies for Library Managers. She has just completed a book on emotional intelligence and academic library leaders entitled Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders.

Joan is a member of the Nebraska State Advisory Council on Libraries, is active in the American Library Association and is a member of the ALA Budget Advisory and Review Committee, and is active in the Association of Research Libraries, serving on the Special Collections taskforce.

In Lincoln Nebraska, Joan is active in Rotary and served as Secretary of the Downtown Lincoln Rotary Club #14 in 2007-08 and is on the Board. She is also a member of the Lincoln/ Lancaster County United Way Board and chairs the UW Women in Philanthropy group.

Heather_JosephHeather Joseph,
Executive Director, SPARC

Heather Joseph joined SPARC as director in July 2005. Heather is responsible for SPARC’s overall program development. She determines and implements SPARC goals; leads SPARC’s advocacy efforts to support widespread adoption of open access to scholarly research; identifies and negotiates partnerships with scholarly publishers; builds coalitions of support; and generally represents the interests and values of SPARC to the stakeholders in scholarly communication.

Before coming to SPARC, the culmination of Heather’s career in scholarly publishing was serving as President and Chief Operating Officer for BioOne, a SPARC publisher partner. Under her leadership, BioOne focused on helping small scholarly societies in the biological sciences remain independent and competitive in the electronic arena, while maintaining academy friendly access policies. For her work in successfully launching and establishing BioOne, Heather was awarded the 2002 Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers’ Award for Services to Not-for-Profit Publishing. She also served as elected president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing for the 2004–2005 term.