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LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable

This group is where members of the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable (and anyone else who is interested) can discuss programming and issues relating to scholarly communications in the libraries and elsewhere.

Roundtable Chair, 2023-24: Jill Cirasella (Graduate Center)
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CUNY Institutional Repository event, Feb 20, 3-5pm

  • Hope to see y’all there . . .

    Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask . . .
    About CUNY’s New Institutional Repository Platform

    The LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable (SCRT) invites you to a presentation on CUNY’s new institutional repository (IR) with speakers Megan Wacha and Jill Cirasella. Hear about exciting plans and progress made by CUNY’s new Scholarly Communications Librarian, and learn about the Graduate Center’s implementation of their local instance of the IR. Leave with ideas about how to rock your campus IR.

    Friday, February 20
    Graduate Center, Room 9205
    RSVP requested by Thursday, February 12
    Snacks provided

    Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center CUNY, where she leads numerous scholarly communications initiatives, including the GC’s new institutional repository, Academic Works. Jill is a vocal advocate of open access and seeks to promote understanding and adoption of open access at CUNY and beyond.

    Megan Wacha is CUNY’s new Scholarly Communications Librarian. Prior to joining CUNY in January 2015, Megan was a research and instruction librarian at Barnard College, where she instigated for information access by promoting Columbia’s institutional repository, organizing Wikipedia edit-a-thons, among other activities.

    For further information please contact the LACUNY SCRT co-chairs Jean Amaral ( and Karen Okamoto (

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