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Open Negotiation Education for Academic Libraries (ONEAL)

This guide provides information for the ONEAL project.

Open Forums - Fall 2022

These Online Discussion Forums will be hosted via Zoom with the gain of gaining perspectives from the academic librarian community to inform curriculum design. Registration links will be posted when dates are finalized.

Forum 1: Negotiation Planning & Strategy -  September 21st @ 2pm EDT Register

Forum 2: Negotiating Licensing Terms - October 13th @ 2pm EDT  Register

Forum 3: Issues in Academic Libraries  October 20th @ 2pm EDT Register

Examples of issues that may be discussed surveillance and user privacy, text data mining, transformational agreements. During the registration process we are asking for feedback on the topics and issues the community is interested in and this will guide our conversations.

Conflicts of Interest

The ONEAL Project will design community-informed negotiation education for academic library workers to better engage with third party vendors. Throughout the curriculum development process, feedback will be sought from our colleagues in academic libraries and library science programs about their experiences with vendors during negotiations. To foster a safe environment, where attendees can candidly discuss issues and strategies, we are asking attendees to describe the nature of any current service, consulting, or advisory work with vendors when registering for events. With the exception of project partners, we ask that employees from library vendors refrain from registering for our community forums. We look forward to hearing about the experiences of our colleagues who serve in capacities that may create a conflict of interest in future projects.

Curriculum Planning Workshop - November 2022

The ONEAL Project (Open Negotiation Education for Academic Libraries) is hosting a virtual curriculum planning workshop in November. We are seeking 10 academic librarians/staff to join the project team and advisory board during the workshop which will be on two days:

November 7 - 11am to 2pm EST (8am to 11am PST)
November 29 - 1pm to 4pm EST (10am to 1pm PST)

When selecting participants, we are intentionally working to ensure under-represented groups are part of the conversation, particularly BIPOC librarians & staff, and those who work for under-resourced institutions.

Those selected will receive a small honorarium for participating of $228. You will be notified by October 26th if you have been chosen.


Librarian Interviews - Winter / Spring 2023

Pilot Testing Curriculum - Fall 2023