Events, Presentations & Meet-Ups

The LPC Events and Meet-Ups calendar documents national and regional professional conferences of relevance to the library publishing community as well as LPC-hosted events and meet-ups. To submit an event for inclusion, contact

LPC meet-ups are informal gatherings at library and scholarly communications events. Beginning in 2015, these events are open to everyone, whether affiliated with an LPC member institution or not. If you’d like to organize a future Library Publishing Meet-Up, please sign up at

Upcoming Meet-ups

PKP 2017 International Scholarly Publishing Conference (Montréal, QC) 
Organized by Kevin Hawkins
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm
Saint-Houblon, 5414 avenue Gatineau
No RSVP necessary


Upcoming LPC Events and Presentations

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Recent LPC Events and Presentations

Library Publishing Forum 2017
March 20 - 22, 2017
Baltimore, MD

Library Publishing Forum 2016
May 17 - 19, 2016
University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, TX

Library-Based Publishing: Building a More Equitable and Effective Scholarly Communication Environment (webinar) [slides]
Dia do Bibliotecário 2016: Bibliotecas como Parceiras na Publicação Científica (Librarian Day 2016: Libraries as Partners in Academic Publications)
Biblioteca da FEA/USP, São Paulo, Brazil, March 18, 2016

The Academic Book of the Future [video]
Amy Brand, Al Bertrand, Robert Harington, Sarah Lippincott, Anne Brackenbury
Brown University, Providence, RI, November 16, 2015

Librarians, Publishers, Aggregators: Are You Missing the Boat on the Perfect Partnership?
Edward Colleran, Steven Heffner, Sarah Lippincott, Larry Schwartz
Charleston Conference
Charleston, SC, November 5, 2015

Libraries as Partners in Sustainable Campus-Based Publishing and Scholarly Communications [slides]
Sarah Lippincott
NISO Virtual Conference: Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution?
September 23, 2015

Liblisher or Pubrary [slides]
Charles Watkinson, Sarah Lippincott, and John Warren
SSP Annual Meeting
Arlington, VA, May 27 - 29, 2015

Library Publishing and Open Textbooks in the United States (webinar)
Sarah Lippincott
Ebooks 2015 Conference
University College London, May 17, 2015

Library Publishing Forum 2015
Portland State University, Portland, OR, March 29 - 30, 2015

Publishing at Scale(s): How Library Publishing Supports Scholarship on Campus and Around the World
Sarah Lippincott
Reinventing University Publishing Conference
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, March 17 - 19, 2015

The Library as Publisher: Details, Practice, and Potential Outcomes [slides]
Aaron McCollough, Maria Bonn, and Sarah Lippincott
2014 Charleston Conference
Charleston, SC, November 5, 2014

What Are Libraries Doing as Publishers?
Kevin Hawkins, Sarah Lippincott, Monica McCormick, and Melanie Schlosser
AAUP 2014
New Orleans, LA, June 22 - 24, 2014

Aligning 21st Century Skills Across Publishing Communities
Maria Bonn, Korey Jackson, Sarah Lippincott, and Alice Meadows
SSP 2014
Boston, MA, May 28 - 30, 2014

Publishing and Preserving OA Content
Sarah Lippincott, Kevin Hawkins, and Kate Wittenberg
UNT OA Symposium 2014: The Business and Economics of Open Access
Fort Worth, TX, May 19 -  20, 2014

Library Publishing Forum 
Kansas City, MO, March 5-6, 2014

Publishing in Your Library: Defining Purposes, Policies, Practices [notes]
Melanie Schlosser, Amy Buckland, Katherine Skinner, and Sarah Lippincott
DLF Forum
Austin, TX, November 4-6, 2013

Library Publishing Coalition Project: Discussion and Research Update
Carol Diedrichs, Sarah Pritchard, Tyler Walters, Julie Speer, and Sarah Lippincott
Charleston Conference
Charleston, SC, November 6-9, 2013

Library Publishing Coalition and Library Publishing in North America
Sarah Lippincott
XIV National Meeting of Scientific Editors
Fonte Colina Verde Hotel, San Pedro, Brazil
November 10-13, 2013

New Directions at Michigan Publishing
Paul Courant, Aaron McCollough, and Sarah Lippincott
Publishing Practice Series
University of Michigan, October 1, 2013

LPC: A Community-Driven Initiative to Advance Library Publishing [slides]
Sarah Lippincott
PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2013
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, August 19-21, 2013

Environmental Scan of Library-Based Publishing, and Overview of Library Publishing Coalition [recording] [slides]
Sarah Lippincott
Webinar for ASERL
July 16, 2013

The Library Publishing Coalition Project: Building Capacity for an Emerging Area of Library Service Provision
Charles Watkinson
ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group at ALA
Chicago, June 29, 2013

Press Library Coalition Forum
Rush G. Miller, James L. Mullins, Donna Shear
AAUP 2013
Boston, June 20-22, 2013

Library Publishing Coalition, Understanding the Emerging Field
Julie Speer, Tyler O. Walters, and Martin Halbert
Futures of Academic Publishing: UNT's 4th Symposium on Open Access
Dallas, TX, May 30-31

Recent Meet-Ups

NASIG Annual Conference (Indianapolis, IN)
Organized by Carol Ann Borchert
Friday, June 9th, 2017

Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting (Boston, MA)
Organized by Hillary Corbett
Thursday, June 1, 2017

SPARC MORE Meeting (San Antonio, TX)

Organized by Kevin Hawkins
Monday, 3/7, 6:00pm
Q Kitchen | Bar in the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, 123 Losoya Street
No RSVP necessary

Open Education Conference (Vancouver, BC)
Organized by Anita Walz
Tuesday 11/17, 6 - 7:30pm
Tuc Craft Kitchen, 60 West Cordova Street
*** RSVP to arwalz [at ] vt [dot] edu by Monday, November 16 ***

CNI Fall Meeting (Washington, DC)
Hosted by Sarah Lippincott
Capitol Hilton, California Room
Tuesday, December 15, 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Charleston Conference 2015 (Charleston, SC)
Hosted by Sarah Beaubien
Friday, November 6, 7pm
Stars Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

DLF Forum 2015 (Vancouver, BC)
Hosted by Sarah Melton
Cactus Cafe
Monday, October 26, 8:00 pm

Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference (Arlington, VA)
Hosted by Vanessa Gabler
San Antonio Bar and Grill
Wednesday, May 27th 7:00pm

ARCS Conference (Philadelphia, PA): Publishing Hackathon and LPC Meet-Up
Hosted by Isaac Gilman
Sunday April 26, 2015 6:00pm - 12:00am 
Chestnut Room, Radisson Blu Hotel, Philadelphia

Publishing in Libraries Conference (SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY)
Hosted by Kate Pitcher
March 20, 2015

ACRL 2015 Conference (Portland, OR): What is the Library Publishing Coalition and what is library publishing all about?
Hosted by Isaac Gilman and Korey Jackson
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm
Base Camp Brewing, 930 SE Oak St.
Portland, OR 97214 


ALA Midwinter (February 2014)
AAUP Annual Meeting (June 2014)
CNI Fall Membership Meeting (December 2013)
DLF Forum (November 2013)
Charleston Conference (November 2013)
UNT Futures of Academic Publishing Symposium (May 2013)
ACRL Annual Meeting (April 2013)
CNI (December 2012)