Annie Johnson is the Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist at Temple University Libraries and Press. In this position, she oversees initiatives within the Libraries to help make faculty and student scholarship openly available. She also supports the Libraries’ textbook affordability efforts. Annie works to educate faculty, staff, and students about open education, access to scholarship, copyright and fair use, digital publishing, and research impact. She currently serves as the PI on an NEH-funded project to digitize and make openly available significant out-of-print titles in labor studies published by Temple University Press. Annie often writes about open education for the Scholarly Communication @ Temple blog.
Annie’s capstone project is focused on the role of university presses in advancing open education. She will be conducting a survey of university presses about their attitudes towards and interest in publishing open textbooks. She will also be creating a business plan for Temple’s new Libraries/Press imprint, North Broad Press. North Broad Press publishes open textbooks and other type of open scholarship written by the Temple University community.