Answering the Call

Steps We Can Take at UMD to Make Research and Scholarly Communication More Equitable and Open

Join UMD Libraries and UMD PACT to hear practical ideas and methods by which to make a difference at the local level in the areas of equitable open access policies and enhanced equity in scholarly communication. Topics include using equity toolkits and sharing actions to enhance equity at the local level and in your own practice.


  • Ms. Jocelyn Dawson, co-leader of Toolkits for Equity from the Coalition on Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications, and the Journals Marketing Manager, Duke University Press
  • Dr. Michael Dougherty, Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Patricia Alexander, Distinguished University Professor and the Jean Mullan Professor of Literacy, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, College of Education


  • Mark Puente, Associate Dean of Organizational Development, Diversity, and Inclusion, Purdue University






Kate Maloney


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