Library Publishing Curriculum

Library Publishing Curriculum Pilot Workshop: Content

UPDATE (August 10, 2018): Due to lower-than-expected registration, we have decided to decrease the number of workshops offered at the DLF Forum. Rather than hosting two separate workshops, we are hosting a single workshop on the Content module taught by Matt Ruen.

Date: Sunday, October 14 (full day)
Location: M Resort, just outside of Las Vegas, NV
Registration fee: $100 (includes breakfast, lunch, and multiple coffee breaks)

Apply to attend the workshop (deadline extended to October 8).

The Library Publishing Coalition and the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the Digital Library Federation (DLF), are excited to host an in-person workshop at the 2018 DLF Forum based on the IMLS-funded Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing project. The full-day workshop will take place on Sunday, October 14 (the day before the Forum) at the M Resort just outside of Las Vegas, NV. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, to be selected through a brief application process. While the workshop is affiliated with and will complement the DLF Forum, please note that you do not have to attend the Forum to participate in the workshop. See below for workshop description, scholarship information, and application instructions.

Note: This workshop is based on the Content module of the Library Publishing Curriculum released in March of 2018. Learn more about the release!

Workshop Description

Library Publishing Curriculum: Content

The Content Module covers how library publishers attract, select, edit, manage, and disseminate content. It includes information about how to recruit partners and select content for a program, and how to incorporate diverse voices into each part of the publication process. It also shares information about common production workflows, identifying the resources and staff skills needed to support various editorial strategies and content types.

Instructors: Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form. The extended application deadline is October 8, 2018.

Please note that the application will ask for:

– A brief applicant bio
– A brief personal statement that addresses how attendance at the workshop will benefit the participant

Diversity Scholarships

We are delighted to be able to offer three scholarships for workshop attendees, aimed at ensuring a diverse group of participants. Each scholarship consists of up to $1,000 in reimbursement against allowable travel expenses incurred for workshop attendance (determined according to U.S. federal guidelines, as this is funded through a federal grant). 

The scholarship deadline has passed and all applicants have been notified.


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