Happy Open Access Week!

Hey all you School of Information students!*

Monday, October 19th sees the start of Open Access Week!  From their website:

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

If you want to participate and learn more, join us for our Librarians@Pratt Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, October 24th in Room 609.  Come by any time from 1 PM-6PM.  There will be a new editor workshop from 1PM-2PM and open editing from 2PM-6PM.  We will be discussing the importance of Wikipdedia as a tool for increasing Open Access awareness and use, as well as the value of Wikipedia to libraries, librarians and other information professionals.  Snacks are on us!  You can RSVP here.

Also, if you’re interested in a library position with NYPL, don’t forget to sign up for NYPL Library Day, sponsored by Pratt SILSSA!  NYPL Human Resources will be on the Manhattan campus, 6th floor on Thursday, October 22nd to interview for librarian positions from 2 PM-7PM.  Email us at silssa.pratt@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 21st at 8 PM to reserve your spot.  Walk-ins are welcome as well.

Hope to see everyone out and about for Open Access Week!

*P.S. Just a quick reminder that if you have any thoughts or questions about the recent decision to rename the School of Information and Library Science to the School of Information, SILSSA has set up a Google form you can reach out to us on.  Read more about this decision on our last post by SILSSA President, Sarah Hackney.

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