Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will give the lecture, "Understanding The Needs of Scholars in a Contemporary Publishing Environment: Informing Scholarly Communication Systems and Services."
Abstract: Publishing Without Walls is a Mellon-funded initiative designed to better understand and support the publishing goals of humanities scholars and to identify and close the gaps in services and support for digital scholarly publishing. The research component of this effort investigates scholars' past publishing experiences, current aspirations and need for support, identifying areas of opportunity for academic library-based publishing, potentials challenges to success and strategies for overcoming those challenges.
Bonn teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment, she served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office. Bonn has also been an assistant professor of English at institutions both in the United States and abroad. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, master's and doctoral degrees in American literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a master's in information and library science from the University of Michigan.
Questions? Contact cmhopper [at] illinois.edu (Christine Hopper)
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