We’re super stoked to share that Amy Buckland is contributing to the forthcoming ACRL Intro to Scholarly Communication Librarianship as Open Access Section Editor. Amy is Head, Research & Scholarship at the University of Guelph. Her professional life revolves around open access initiatives, publishing support, digital scholarship, and research data services. Her considerable experience as a passionate advocate for openness is a huge boon to the project, particularly on an aspect of SC (and broader) librarianship that has become so pivotal. She’s done more rad things than can be quickly listed here, among them raising critical awareness of SC issues in the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow. Prior to joining libraryland, Amy worked in publishing for 14 years, and left that industry to build a better system with libraries at the centre. She generously wrote the following post to announce her involvement:
Hey everyone! I am excited to be joining this extremely great super awesome group of folks working on an open textbook for scholarly communication. As someone who has been working in open access for almost 15 years (yowsa), I was honoured to be invited to edit the section on open access. Just as Brianna (open data) and Lillian (OER) have mentioned in their posts, I’d love to hear from you about what should be included (I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have lots of ideas, but the magic lives in our community). Since this topic is near and dear to my heart, rest assured that we will not shy away from controversies, nor will anyone be mollycoddled.
Give me a shout at @jambina or buckland[at]] uoguelph.ca with questions, comments, criticism, and cathartic confessions.
This leaves one more section editor announcement to round out the editorial team, to be made in the next couple of weeks. #highfive #nomollycoddling