climate graphic combined with open accessA conversation around climate justice Friday will highlight International Open Access Week.

Climate justice key topic during Open Access week

Leddy Library invites the community to join a conversation around climate justice to celebrate International Open Access Week.

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions, and organizations across the world.

This year’s theme focuses on climate justice and seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open access community. The library has invited climate scholars Allison Gray and Jamey Essex to share perspectives on the topic during a one-hour lecture Friday.

“Access to knowledge is a human right, and we recognize that some populations face barriers when seeking knowledge on topic such as climate change,” said scholarly communications librarian Pascal Calarco. “Understanding the climate crisis requires the free exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries and Open Access initiatives can help mitigate this issue.”

The conversation will take place Friday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the library’s Student Research Collaboratory and will also be offered online for folks to join in around the world.

The Leddy Library supports numerous open access initiatives to make resources more accessible to readers such as hosting of scholarly journals, including openly licensed ones, and providing software, support for academic journals, monographs, and conferences.

The Leddy Library invites clients to learn more by exploring its Open Access Climate Justice research guide and attending the free Open Access Week lecture, “A Conversation Around Climate Justice”.

Visit the Leddy Library’s website to learn more.

—Marcie Demmans