November 09, 2017 – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce that Jean-Sébastien Sauvé is this year’s recipient of its OpenCon scholarship, which will allow him to travel to Berlin, Germany to attend OpenCon 2017, November 11-13.
CARL recognizes the importance of OpenCon, an annual conference organized by SPARC since 2014. It provides a unique opportunity for the next generation of researchers to meet and discuss opportunities related to open access, open data and open educational resources in a global context, highlighting diverse perspectives.
As a Masters student in information science at the École de la bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) at the Université de Montréal, Jean-Sébastien aims to become an academic librarian, where he can contribute to the development and adoption of open knowledge. His impressive academic experience (he possesses a doctorat in architectural history) is a tremendous asset that allows him to better understand the perspectives of social science researchers around open access and scholarly communication. His experience as a student member on the team of the Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication, and as president of the student chapter of CAPAL at the Université de Montréal, have also provided him a strong introduction to questions related to scholarly communication and the role of open knowledge in this ecosystem.
Upon his return from Berlin, Jean-Sébastien will share his experience in a post for the CARL website. [Update 2017-12-05: Click here to access Jean-Sébastien’s post.]