PhD student Clair Irwin will participate in the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 2020 Virtual Seminar, New Directions in Scholarly Publishing: Community, Collaboration, and Crisis, which will be held September 30-October 1. The seminar will explore new ways for publishers and industry leaders to support peer-reviewed research and academic publishing, especially during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Irwin will serve on the panel, "Navigating the 'New Normal' of Academic Publishing." Panelists will discuss how to confront uncertainty and ensure a more positive, inclusive future within academic publishing and scientific communities, offering their insights on moving forward.
Irwin's research focuses on people with medical disabilities and their information behaviors, with the end goal of determining how libraries can promote disability equity in their services and programs in supporting these individuals. She received her MS/LIS and CAS from Illinois and her BA in English from Lipscomb University.