Free Webinar: CARL Institutional Open Access Policy Template and Toolkit: The Journey

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Increasingly, Canadian institutions and funders are adopting open access mandates or policies as part of their larger efforts to demonstrate engagement with open scholarship and encourage open access to publications.

In mid-May, CARL announced the release of its Institutional Open Access Policy Template and accompanying Toolkit to support those wishing to engage in this activity on their campus. In this webinar, the toolkit’s primary authors, Joy Kirchner and Lise Brin, will walk you through the template and toolkit and present some background on why CARL prepared this and how it can help. You will also hear first-hand from invited guests from Canadian institutions that have implemented such policies: Mark Robertson (Brock University) and Diane Sauvé (Université de Montréal). There will also be time for your feedback and questions.

Presenters for this session:

Joy Kirchner is Dean of Libraries at York University. She is past chair of the Ontario Consortium of University Libraries (OCUL), she serves on SPARC’s Steering Committee, SPARC’s OER Advisory Board, and she chairs CARL’s Open Education Working Group. With a long career as a scholarly communications librarian she has brought that on the ground experience to her senior leadership roles. In 2016, she initiated and continues to chair the Provost’s high level campus wide Open Access Open Data Steering Committee; she also co-chairs a similar campus-wide Open Education Working Group and mobilized a new organizational restructure to reinforce the Libraries expertise in digital scholarship, data and repository infrastructure and scholarly communications. In 2019, Joy played a central role in shepherding the adoption of an open access policy at York University. Previously she was the AUL for Content & Collections where she launched a new Open Scholarship & Publishing Office and headed University of British Columbia’s Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office.

Lise Brin is the Program Officer at CARL, where she supports the high-level Advancing Research Committee and works on a variety of projects that aim to increase open scholarship and increase joint efforts around preservation of and access to collections.

Mark Robertson is University Librarian at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Prior to Brock, Mark was Associate University Librarian at York University. Mark is a graduate of the ARL Leadership Fellows Program (2013-2015), and was the Visiting Program Officer for the Innovation Lab at the Association of Research Libraries (2015-16).  As co-chair of Brock’s Open Access Policy Working Group, Mark helped guide Brock University through the development of an institutional open access policy, which was approved by Senate on May 27th, 2020.

Diane Sauvé holds the title of Directrice du soutien à la réussite, à la recherche et à l’enseignement at the Université de Montréal libraries. Over the years, she has participated in numerous Québec and Canadian initiatives to support the development of open access and the management of research data and has actively contributed to the work that led to the recent adoption of an institutional open access policy at the Université de Montréal.