Toward Equity and Open Knowledge featured visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium explored influential scholarly communication initiatives that concern equity in open access environments, systems, and practices. The symposium brought open access front and center, with presentations and discussions on its value and meaning for academics, researchers, and librarians.


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Friday, March 6th
9:00 AM


Shafeek Fazal, Interim Dean of Libraries, Stony Brook University

Charles B. Wang Center

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Keynote: "Opening" Stony Brook

Alexis Clifton, Vice President, Board of Directors, Open Education Global

Charles B. Wang Center

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

10:35 AM

Panel One: Open Access Publishing

Kelee Pacion, Biology Librarian, Princeton University Library
Victoria Pilato, Digital Projects Librarian, Stony Brook University Libraries
Sarah Weaver, Editor, Journal of Network Music and Arts (JONMA)
Jin Guo (Moderator), Director of Collections & Resource Management, Stony Brook University

Charles B. Wang Center

10:35 AM - 11:15 AM

11:20 AM

Panel Two: Open Educational Resources

Elizabeth Nelson, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Kristen Nyitray, Director, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries
Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication, Stony Brook University Libraries
Georgia Westbrook, Open Educational Resources & Instruction Librarian, Touro College
Laurel Scheinfeld (Moderator), Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University

Charles B. Wang Center

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM


Catherine MItchell, PhD, Scholarly Communication at University of California

Charles B. Wang Center

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Panel Three: Open Data Management

Paul Albert, Identity Services Product Manager, Weill Cornell Medicine
Sarbajit Dutta, Senior Software Developer, Weill Cornell Medicine
Hyunah Baek, PhD candidate in Linguistics, Stony Brook University
Alex Yeung, PhD student in Linguistics, Stony Brook University
Nicole Sampson, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Stony Brook University
Jessica Koos, Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University

Charles B. Wang Center

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM