Session Proposal: Publishing Consultation Services

Starting from the assumption that library, publishing, and information technology professionals have valuable expertise to share with our home institutions (and perhaps beyond), I’m interested in exploring the idea of publishing consultation services. How do we create a formalized consultation service to meet the needs of our constituents? How do we market and assess such a service? How can we engage the full range of our publishing universe—including acquisitions editors and university press professionals, librarians, technologists, and others—to offer a comprehensive and responsive resource for publishing expertise? I’m envisioning this as an opportunity for exchange between folks who are already offering such a service as well as those who are hoping to create one.

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About mkahn

As the Publishing Services & Outreach Librarian at the University of Michigan, I provide instruction and outreach services for faculty, students, and staff on copyright, publishing, and scholarly communication. I also develop and manage publishing services to meet the needs of the university community.