Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask . . . About CUNY’s New Institutional Repository Platform

The LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable (SCRT) invites you to a presentation on Academic Works, CUNY’s new institutional repository, with speakers Megan Wacha and Jill Cirasella. Hear about exciting plans and progress made by CUNY’s new Scholarly Communications Librarian, and learn about the Graduate Center’s implementation of their local instance. Leave with ideas about how to rock your campus with Academic Works.

Friday, February 20
Graduate Center, Room 9205
RSVP requested by Thursday, February 12
Snacks provided


Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center CUNY, where she leads numerous scholarly communications initiatives, including the GC’s new institutional repository, Academic Works. Jill is a vocal advocate of open access and seeks to promote understanding and adoption of open access at CUNY and beyond.

Megan Wacha is CUNY’s new Scholarly Communications Librarian. Prior to joining CUNY in January 2015, Megan was a research and instruction librarian at Barnard College, where she instigated for information access by promoting Columbia’s institutional repository, organizing Wikipedia edit-a-thons, among other activities.

For further information please contact the LACUNY SCRT co-chairs Jean Amaral (jamaral@bmcc.cuny.edu) and Karen Okamoto (kokamoto@jjay.cuny.edu).

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