Librarians, Researchers, Publishers & Social Change



This event is designed to unite libraries, publishers, and researchers in a shared mission: to drive positive social change through academic collaboration, ethical publishing practices, and information advocacy. What are the roles and responsibilities of each ecosystem member? What are some strategies for fostering collaborative partnerships that promote DEIA principles? Learn about how to make a meaningful social impact through knowledge sharing.

Confirmed speakers include Marlowe Bogino, Clinical and Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, CMSRU Library of Rowan University, Sheila Craft-Morgan, Research Impact Librarian and Assistant Professor, Ohio State University; and Evan Simpson, Associate Dean, Experiential Learning and Academic Engagement, Northeastern University Library.

Event Sessions


Marlowe Bogino

Clinical and Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor
CMSRU Library of Rowan University

Evan Simpson

Associate Dean, Experiential Learning and Academic Engagment
Northeastern University Library

This event was moderated by Daniel Ridge, Acquisitions Editor and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead, of Emerald Publishing.

In anticipation of this event, the following questions were posed to the panel as a basis for discussion…

How do you perceive the role of librarians and academic institutions in driving positive social change through their contributions to the scholarly communications ecosystem?

How can librarians collaborate with policymakers and advocacy groups to ensure that research findings actively inform decision-making processes and contribute to societal progress?

How can librarians effectively communicate the societal impact of research outputs to the public, and what strategies can be employed to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and public understanding?

How do you envision librarians fostering collaboration and information sharing across different academic disciplines to enhance the overall social value of research?

Considering medical libraries specifically, what role do librarians play in facilitating collaboration between researchers, clinicians, nurses, and other health professionals.

How do librarians currently define and conceptualize the real-world impact of research outputs, and what metrics or indicators do they find most meaningful in assessing this impact?

How can librarians leverage data analysis and visualization skills to communicate and demonstrate the social value of research outputs?

How can librarians actively contribute to the development of metrics and evaluation criteria that go beyond traditional academic measures?

What sort of trends do you see developing in the future and do you see them as positive or negative?

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