These two-year fellowships are designed to enable participation in the LPC community by important voices who are not at member institutions, to broaden access to library publishing to underrepresented groups, and to mentor new library publishers.
2019-2021 LPC Fellows
Talea is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Washington State University, where she manages the university’s institutional repository and supports open education initiatives. She has research interests in open pedagogy and web accessibility, especially as these pertain to library publishing and library-based open initiatives. Talea received a Library Publishing Forum First-Time Attendee Scholarship in 2018.
Arthur “AJ” Boston is an assistant professor and scholarly communication librarian at Murray State University Libraries (W. Kentucky, USA). Boston administers Murray State’s institutional repository and directs the MSU Office of Research and Creative Activity. Boston earned his MSLS at the University of Kentucky. Research interests include hip-hop and scholarly communications; research assessment reform; Creative Commons for studio art students; machine learning applications in publishing; citizen science, podcasting, and other tools with potential for engaging the public with the academy. [Twitter: @AJ_Boston / ORCID: 0000-0001-8590-4663]
About the Program
Activities and Expectations
Service: Each fellow will undertake a service commitment within the LPC – generally serving on a committee, task force, or Board subgroup. This community involvement will allow LPC to benefit from the fellows’ experiences and perspectives, while allowing the fellows to develop relationships and learn more about the community. If a fellow completes a service assignment before the end of the fellowship (such as a 1-year task force), they may undertake a second service commitment. The specific service opportunities will be chosen by the Board in consultation with the fellows, and will be selected from the available opportunities based on the fellows’ interests and skills.
Writing and presenting: Each fellow will write 2-3 posts per year for the LPC Blog reflecting on their fellowship experience and sharing their perspective on library publishing with the community. (Previous posts can be found in the Fellows Journal category on the blog.) The fellows will also present at the Library Publishing Forum.
Other opportunities: The Fellowship Program is designed to be flexible and to afford the fellows opportunities that align with their skills and interests. While fellows’ service commitments will most often take the form of service on a committee or task force, there may be times (especially during the second year of the fellowship) when a different type of project is appropriate. For example, fellows may engage in research or may work with the Library Publishing Curriculum.
Resources and Benefits
Member resources: The fellows will have access to all LPC member resources, including the email list, the documentation portal, and member-only events like webinars and roundtable discussions.
Travel support: The fellows will also receive travel support to attend the Library Publishing Forum. The travel support will be $1,000 + registration each year of the fellowship. (If necessary, the fellow can draw on both years’ travel support in a single year and present at the Forum virtually the other year.)
Mentorship: To support their activities during the fellowship, the fellows will meet regularly with their mentors and quarterly with a larger group that includes fellows, mentors, representatives of the LPC Board, and the Community Facilitator. To learn more about the organization and the community, fellows will also be invited (though not required) to attend the monthly LPC Board meetings as observers.
2017-19 LPC Fellows
Reggie is the Deputy Director for Research and Learning Services at the University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa. He has been in academic libraries for more than 30 years. He holds a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Currently, he serves on the Academic and Research Libraries Standing Committee of IFLA and is the interim chair of the SPARC Africa Working Group. His research area is research librarianship with a specific focus on scholarly communication. He is the co-editor of the first two open access books published by UCT Libraries and has published a number of articles in national and international journals and has written a number chapters in books.
Charlotte is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of San Francisco, a small Jesuit University near Golden Gate Park with a social justice mission. This social justice mission intersects with Charlotte’s work in scholarly communication around systemic bias and diversity representation, informed by her experience in academic publishing. Charlotte completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and received her MLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Spectrum Scholar, an ARL CEP Fellow, and the recipient of the 2017 LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing..