Walking the Talking with the CLA Open Access Interest Group

Lynn Copeland, Devon Greyson, Joy Kirchner, Heather Morrison, Leah Vanderjagt, Andrew Waller


CLA members and non-members alike are welcome to attend this workshop!  The newly formed CLA Interest Group for Open Access will moderate a presentation and discussion on Walking the Talking: Making OA Happen. Participants will learn about open access implementation, action and advocacy efforts underway, learn more about open access and/or develop confidence in their abilities to act as catalysts for open access, and develop a network of colleagues with whom to share ideas and issues in your own open access initiatives.


Welcome & opening remarks:  Leah Vanderjagt

Speakers & topics:

Lynn Copeland
University Librarian, Simon Fraser University Library and Chair, CARL Scholarly Communication Committee
How to disguise a muskox as a ram; or, when is an open access journal a subscription?

Devon Greyson: Information Specialist for the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, a faculty member in the women’s studies program at Capilano University, and adjunct faculty at UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. An active member of the BC Library Association's Information Policy Committee, Devon is the 2009-2010 President of the Health Libraries Association of BC, and writes for the Social Justice Librarian blog
Open Access and Canadian Health Libraries

Heather Morrison, Project Coordinator, BC Electronic Library Network & author, Scholarly Communication for Librarians
Open Access policy:  the latest developments, and what to watch for

Leah Vanderjagt, Digital Repository Services Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries & Co-Convenor, CLA Open Access Interest Group
The CLA Open Access Interest Group:  Walking the Talking

Andrew Waller, Serials Librarian, University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources.
The U of C library faculty open access mandate


Joy Kirchner
Librarian for Collections, Licensing, and Digital Scholarship, UBC Library and faculty member, ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communication

Lynn Copeland

Leah Vanderjagt

A summary of the CLA Open Access Working Group's workshop at the 1st International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference can be found at: