On February 25th, Dr. Sara Scott Shields, an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education, was part of the University Libraries Spring Symposium. This year’s event, titled “Publish or Perish; Conversations in Academic Publishing,” featured a variety of speakers both from FSU and beyond. According to the University Libraries website, the event was an “educational opportunity for faculty, students, and postdocs to learn about the state of academic publishing by engaging with colleagues and leaders in the field.” The symposium follows the recent decision by the Faculty Senate to pass a university wide open-access policy at FSU.
Dr. Shields was part of a panel titled “How do You Publish for Engagement and Impact? A Look at Trends in Journal Publishing.” About the experience, Dr. Shields said:
“Since I’m currently the editor for JAfL [the Journal of Art for Life], I served as a voice for open-access publishing in the arts and humanities. This was an exciting opportunity to add a voice from the arts to a much larger conversation”
Members of this panel discussed the publication process, the impact of online publishing, the role of the editor, and emerging trends. In keeping with emerging trends and the shift toward digital media, the event was live tweeted by attendees:
Below are more images from what was an exciting and well attended event. Keep up with FSU Libraries for more educational opportunities. We thank Dr. Shields for keeping us up to date with her latest news.