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Open Access Week Keynote: “Counting what counts in recruitment, promotion and tenure.”

Open Access Week Keynote: “Counting what counts in recruitment, promotion and tenure.”

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Keynote Event Summary: 

What we reward through recruitment, promotion and tenure processes is not always what we actually value about research activity. This talk will explore how we can pursue value-led evaluations - and how we can persuade senior leaders of their benefits.

About the Keynote Speaker

Open Access Week keynote speaker, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gadd, is a scholarly communications specialist working as a Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University, UK. She chairs the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group, the ARMA Research Evaluation SIG and the LIS-Bibliometrics Forum. She founded The Bibliomagician Blog & was the recipient of the 2020 INORMS Award for Excellence in Research Management Leadership.
She has spent most of her career in libraries and doing research into the rights issues relating to the scholarly activities of UK HE. These include the Jisc-funded ACORN, Rights & Rewards, and RoMEO Projects, the latter of which gave rise to the RoMEO service. She has a PhD on the impact of copyright ownership on scholarly communication and blogs regularly on responsible research evaluation, copyright and open access issues. Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Panel Discussion

The Keynote will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the following panelists:

  • Thomas Ewing, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of History
  • Carla Finkielstein, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Bikrum Gill, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Sylvester Johnson, Professor and Director of the Center for Humanities
  • Moderator: Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries


Live captioning will be provided during the event.

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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
    Faculty/Staff       Graduate Students       Public  

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