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Bryn Geffert: A Conversation about Open Access, Academic Values, and New Publishing Models

Mar 6, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Farrell Hall 005

The goal is to launch a spirited discussion about the role UVM and its faculty can play in promoting open models of scholarly communication. Can we imagine UVM faculty endorsing an open access resolution? How can the Libraries partner with the Gund and other units on campus to launch new and nationally recognized publishing ventures?

Bryn Geffert is the new dean of libraries at the University of Vermont. He previously served as library director at St. Olaf College, the U.S. Military Academy, and Amherst College. Bryn's research focuses on Russian social and intellectual history. He is finishing a book for the University of Notre Dame Press on Old Catholics and the Russian Orthodox Church. The establishment of the Amherst College Press may be Bryn's proudest achievement, followed closely by Amherst College's partnership with the University of Michigan to establish the Lever Press, an initiative supported by fifty-six other institutions. These ventures reflect his commitment to equitable and universal access to scholarship and the creation of new, open-access models to achieve that goal.

For more information, contact Nora Shahoud at 656-2906 or

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