According to Library Journal “Texas A&M University restructured its University Libraries’ administrative system, including rescinding tenure—and eliminating the tenure process—for librarians. As of the fall semester, library faculty will be required to either give up their tenured status to remain full-time library staff members, or transfer to another academic department to keep or continue to pursue tenure, and teach credit-bearing courses with between 10 and 70 percent service in the libraries...”
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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & WEBINARS
Open Access: Understanding Mission, Models, and Mindsets led by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Society for Scholarly Publishing – July 14th; 10 am to 12 pm
“Close all those tabs, shut down your notifications, and join us! Our highly interactive, 101-style OA workshop is back by popular demand.
Over the past 20 years, Open Access publishing has evolved from an ideal into a widely accepted practice in scholarly communications. But who funds OA, how it is implemented, and to what extent content is truly “open” can vary widely depending on the stakeholder—librarian, funder, publisher, or end user. How OA is defined and how widely it is adopted also differ among institutions, regions, and disciplines.
Attendees of this introductory workshop will learn about the history and evolution of OA, from the Budapest Open Access Initiative of 2002 to Plan S, from green and gold OA models to the latest transformative agreements...”