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Wednesday, August 5 • 8:00am - 10:00am
W23- Getting Buy-In: How to Plan Inclusive Open Access Sessions

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FSCI Course sign-up closed on July 20 and seats are no longer available in this course.
For all who have signed up for this course, the course instructor will receive the list of participants in their class and they will be contacting each student directly. Students MUST obtain an account with Slack and with OSF; both are tools we will be using when presenting courses. If you have any questions, please email 'fsci-info@force11.org'.

Here is a link to the FSCI 2020 Full Schedule

A fundamental understanding of matters related to advocacy, negotiation, diversity, accessibility, equity, and inclusion is essential in scholarly communications, both to reach varied audiences and to encourage richer, more open resources. This course presents strategies for developing effective scholarly communications ranging from “elevator” pitches to full-length workshops. Class conversation will cover topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, implicit bias, privilege, accessibility, and negotiation. Exercises will include strategic solutions focused on technologies, tools, and platforms that help scaffold advocacy-based initiatives. Students are invited to bring examples of real-life scenarios to try with communication strategies covered in class.

  • Barbara Bordalejo, PhD, Sessional Lecturer, English, University of Saskatchewan 
  • Emily Kilcer, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University at Albany, State University of New York 
  • Amanda Page, Scholarly Communications Consultant, New York


Wednesday, Aug. 5
8-10AM: Session 1
5-7PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 10
8-10AM: Session 2
12-1:30PM: Session 3, guest Peter Suber – Writing, reading, speaking: an interactive discussion on advocacy
Wednesday, Aug. 12
8-10AM: Session 4

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Barbara Bordalejo

Sessional lecturer, University of Saskatchewan
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Emily Kilcer

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University at Albany

Amanda Page

School Library/Media Speciast (Librarian), Syracuse City School District

Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
W23 Classroom