York University Librarian Joy Kirchner will lead an event presented by Osgoode’s Standing Committee on Teaching & Learning that explores new models of digital scholarship and communications on Jan. 26.
“Opening up the Academy: New Models for Research & Learning in the Digital Age” takes place in Room 2027, Osgoode Hall Law School, from 12:30 to 2:15pm. It is open to all.
Kirchner has been the University librarian at York University since July 2015.
Prior to joining York U, Kirchner was the associate university librarian for Content & Collections, and the interim associate university librarian for Research & Learning at the University of Minnesota. A major focus in the last year included implementing a new vision for content services that included a publishing operation to support eLearning, and overseeing the roll-out of the provost’s open access policy. She has also held a number of leadership positions at the University of British Columbia, where she was most recently in charge of UBC’s Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office.
Kirchner has been involved in many cross-institutional collaborations throughout her career that include invitations to serve on several task groups to develop national policies on open scholarship in consultation with the Tri-Council funding agencies. She has been a faculty member with the ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communications, where she assisted other North American institutions with their scholarly communications and open access campus programming needs. In addition, she was the program lead and one of the initiators of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ much lauded Scholarly Communications Road Show Program.
Her research and scholarship is focused on new models of digital scholarship and scholarly communications, and she lectures widely on these topics.
Those interested in attending should RSVP at osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp with the event code JOY.
For more information, contact Jody-Ann Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.