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Join the discussion at Advancing Open

Submitted on Monday, March 25, 2019

Invitation to LIS Graduate Students, and New and Early Career Graduates:
Come and join the discussion at Advancing Open

Advancing Open
Monday, May 6 (evening) and Tuesday, May 7 (full day)
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (SFU), 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Organized by: the CARL Open Repositories Working Group’s Community Engagement Task Group in collaboration with representatives from SPARC and CRKN.

Registration now open at:

Advancing Open is a unique opportunity to convene and discuss open scholarship in the Canadian context. This is a free event designed to provide meaningful and action-oriented sessions using facilitated unconference strategies. Participants will explore ideas and strategies to foster open scholarship (including open access, open data, and open education) and consider directions, actions, supports and priorities at local, regional, and national levels that will advance open scholarship across Canada.

While many attendees will be scholarly communications practitioners who are immersed in the open space on a daily basis, there is also an opportunity to help build the next generation of scholarly communications experts through the Advancing Open mentorship matching program. This program will allow new graduates or early career practitioners to be matched to an experienced scholarly communications practitioner who is able to invest time into supporting and guiding an up and coming librarian. Mentors will share their skill, knowledge and wisdom; provide constructive professional guidance and feedback; and reflect on and share how the field is growing and changing. At registration indicate your interest in this rare chance for tailored career development.

The organizers are also reserving ten spots at this event for current graduate students studying in Canadian LIS programs who are interested in open scholarship.

Workshop sponsors include: the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), SPARC, University Of Alberta Libraries, Dalhousie University Libraries and University of Guelph Library.

Questions about the event? Please contact Lise Brin at or 902-318-4485.

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