Melanie Schlosser, Scholarly Communications Program Leader

Melanie is the Scholarly Communications Program Leader for the Educopia Institute, and serves as the community facilitator for the Library Publishing Coalition. Before coming to Educopia, Melanie spent almost ten years as a faculty member at the Ohio State University Libraries, working with digital publishing, the institutional repository, and a variety of other scholarly communications-related areas. Her research covers a range of topics - from metadata to copyright to digital humanities - but it all focuses broadly on making scholarship more accessible. Since 2015, she has served as Co-Editor-in-Chief (with Mark Newton, Columbia University) of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Melanie has an M.L.S. and a B.A. in English from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Ian Harmon, LPC Intern

Ian is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he works as a Graduate Assistant the University Library’s Scholarly Commons. Prior to entering library school, he earned a PhD in Philosophy at Illinois and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rice University. Ian is interested in the ways that technology impacts research and the dissemination of scholarship. He is also passionate about the role that libraries serve as central institutions of the public sphere and supporters of the common good.

Dr. Katherine Skinner, Executive Director (Educopia Institute)

As the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, Katherine provides administrative oversight and support for the Libarary Publishing Coalition (LPC). She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four countries. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She has co-edited three books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles, including the recent ARL report "New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation" (2011). She regularly teaches graduate courses and workshops in digital librarianship topics and provides consultation services to groups that are planning or implementing digital scholarship and digital preservation programs.