This is a lecture I gave as part of a class on librarianship and publishing I took in the Spring of 2015 at Syracuse University. This lecture accompanied a paper on the issue of diversity in fiction publishing. My research for this project focused on the questions are there still so few diverse characters in fiction? What can the publishing industry do to address this problem? And what roll, if any, could alternative forms of publishing play in addressing this problem?
I worked on the brainstorming/planning stages for the Journal of New Librarianship in 2015. In order to think about how I would structure an open access journal in librarianship I created a mock up website using WordPress and recorded a walk through of that website where I talked about my ideas for what the journal could be. Ultimately I had no hand in either the structuring or the website for the Journal of New Librarianship.
This video represents a theoretical exercise in thinking about how we structure academic and professional publications, what we include and what we could be including.