Join Us on May Day at the Free University of NYC!

This May 1st (tomorrow!), students, faculty, and the public are collaborating on a collective educational experiment: the Free University of NYC. Classes, teach-ins, skill shares, and more will be held in Madison Square Park (details + full schedule).

We’re delighted to be facilitating a teach-in on open access scholarly publishing at the Free University of NYC. Guiding questions may include:

– What is open access publishing?
– Why is it important?
– How can it help students, researchers, libraries, and the public?
– Why are academics boycotting publishing giant Elsevier?
– What are open access mandates and pledges?
– Where can you find open access materials?
– How can you make your own work openly-available?

We’ll be at the South Fountain in Madison Square Park at 10am tomorrow. Look for our sign, and come on out and join us!

–Jill, Alycia, and Maura

Tomorrow! April OA Meetup!

Please join us for our next OA Meetup, Thursday, April 26, 3-5 pm in the Mina Rees Library, lower level.*

This is an open meeting–we have plenty we could discuss: May Day plans, things the group could work on, OA topics at large–but we welcome items for discussion!

*Room C196.05 on the concourse level (the room is located at the back of the computer lab on the lower level of the library–folks should remember to bring CUNY ID and enter on the 1st floor, then go down a level and back into the corner of the floor).