In celebration of Open Access Week 2014, the Georgetown University Library will host industry expert Clifford Lynch for a lecture on the intersection of open access publishing and faculty promotion and tenure in a time of upheaval in both publishing and academia.
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, and lectures and publishes extensively on issues related to information technology, access, digital libraries and information policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is an adjunct professor at the School of Information. He is both a past president and recipient of the Award of Merit of the American Society for Information Science, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.
In 2011 he was appointed co-chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI); he serves on numerous advisory boards and visiting committees. His work has been recognized by the American Library Association’s Lippincott Award, the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award in Public Policy and Practice, and the American Society for Engineering Education’s Homer Bernhardt Award.