Amy Buckland

Amy Buckland is Head, Research & Scholarship at the University of Guelph. Her professional life revolves around open access initiatives, publishing support, copyright, and research data services. Prior to joining libraryland, Buckland worked in publishing for 14 years.

Will Cross

Trained as a lawyer and librarian, Will provides legal and policy guidance from the NCSU Libraries and lectures nationally on digital citizenship and open culture.

Ellen Finnie

Leads the MIT Libraries’ scholarly communications and collections strategy, including efforts to influence models of scholarly publishing and communication in ways that increase the impact and reach of MIT’s research and scholarship and which promote open, sustainable publishing and access models. She is a strong supporter of therapy dogs in libraries!

April Hathcock

April Hathcock is a proud lawyerbrarian who works as the Scholarly Communications Librarian at NYU. She speaks, writes, and tweets about diversity and inclusion in academia and ownership and access to research materials.

Patricia Hswe

Digital Content Strategist, Penn State University Library

Lisa Macklin

Lisa A. Macklin is Director, Scholarly Communications Office at Emory University's Library and Information Technology Services. As both a librarian and lawyer, Lisa spends her days navigating copyright and making the intellectual output of Emory openly accessible.

John Sherer

John Sherer is the Spangler Family Director of the University of North Carolina Press. His career in publishing includes having been at Basic Books (where he was Publisher), Henry Holt, and the Brookings Institution.

Sarah Shreeves

Associate Dean for Digital Strategies, University of Miami Libraries

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is a librarian, a lawyer focusing on copyright issues, a scholarly communications advocate, and the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas.

Claire Stewart

Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning, University of Minnesota

Shan Sutton

Shan Sutton is Dean of University Libraries at the University of Arizona, where he advocates for models in which academia assumes responsibility for preserving and disseminating the scholarship its members produce. Sutton also asserts the principles of Open Access truly began with Grateful Dead tape trading.