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The Hunter Forum at ALA Midwinter 2020

Library Connect | Jan 03, 2020

Hunter Forum

You are cordially invited to:

The Hunter Forum, hosted by Elsevier Library Connect at the 

2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Librarians as change agents for open science


Saturday, January 25, 2020

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street

Afternoon refreshments will be served



Librarians as change agents for open science


Two of the core values of librarianship include access to information for library users and preservation of knowledge in all forms. Open science aligns with these values and others fundamental to the roles and services of libraries and librarians. With a pragmatic goal of accelerating research progress and advancing scholarship, open science also echoes the mission of the academic and research enterprise.


By taking a leading role in open science at their institutions, librarians are harmoniously aligning themselves with their institutional strategies. In this year’s Hunter Forum, panelists will discuss current initiatives in enabling open science with collaborative tools and connected infrastructures. We will also look to the future at how the results of these efforts can be realized in a holistic way to benefit the research ecosystem


Panel Speakers:


Karen Ramsden, Research & Projects Specialist, Library Administration, Montclair State University


Increasing research visibility and institutional reputation with open initiatives




Melissa Rethlefsen, Associate Dean and Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida


Services provided by Libraries to encourage research reproducibility and open science. What are the tools that are part of open science that can enable research goals?




Anita de Waard, VP Research Collaborations, Elsevier


Open Science is enabled by of a network of nodes, between which information flows freely: the network effect allows the creation and amplification of knowledge between and within these nodes. Libraries and publishers are two key partners in the scholarly communication network. How do we best work together to enable optimal dissemination and enhancement of knowledge? How do we identify and measure key amplifiers in this network, and collaborate to remove any elements that restrain growth and inclusion?




Find out the winner of the 2020 Karen Hunter Award during the event!