Organizing for Open: Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values

Many academic libraries have a strong commitment to open scholarship articulated in strategic planning goals, values statements and policy documents. These ideals exist next to a scholarly communication landscape dominated by corporate publishers, paywalls and licensing agreements that center subscriptions and title lists. Our organizational structures, reflected in our budgets and org charts, are aligned to that closed world. In the last several years, the amount of open content in the scholarly publishing landscape has grown significantly, Most observers agree that this trend will accelerate in the near future. We are at a moment when we can consider significant change. How do we reorganize our structures to align with our goals for open? How do we organize ourselves for success when subscriptions and paywalls are de-centered? What positions do we need? What investments must we make? How can we work together as a profession to build the kind of open world we want? In our institution, we have been asking these questions and working towards answers.

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Oct 20 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




  • Anne-Marie Deitering
    Anne-Marie Deitering
    Delpha & Donald Campbell Dean of Libraries, Oregon State University Libraries and Press

    As the Delpha and Donald Campbell Dean of Libraries at Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) Anne-Marie oversees OSU’s Valley Library in Corvallis, the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the OSU-Cascades Library in Bend, and the OSU Press. As dean, she builds relationships and facilitates conversations across OSU’s academic, student affairs and central administration units about affordability, equitable and sustainable access to scholarly communication, and the essential role libraries play in the university’s teaching, research, and engagement missions.

  • Cara Key
    Digital Repository Librarian, Oregon State University

    Cara Key (she/her) is the Digital Repository Librarian in the Library Information Technology department at Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP). Cara focuses on providing digital services and resources for the OSU community in its broadest sense, by supporting the repositories that hold university scholarship, unique cultural and historical collections, and open-access journals.

  • Diana J. Castillo
    Diana J. Castillo
    Business/Social Science Data Librarian, Oregon State University

    Diana J. Castillo is the Business/Social Science Data Librarian at Oregon State University. Prior to receiving her MLIS from Dalhousie University, she worked in nonprofit advocacy.

  • Kerri Goergen-Doll
  • Michael Boock
  • Taylor Ralph
    Taylor Ralph
    Collection Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University

    Taylor Ralph has worked as the Collection Assessment Librarian at Oregon State University since 2021. Her works includes gathering and analyzing data, tracking trends and statistics, and promoting materials to the OSU community.