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Steering Committee

Yuan Li

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Princeton University (Voting)

Yuan Li is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Princeton University Library (PUL), where she leads and manages PUL’s efforts in scholarly communication innovations and reforms. During her tenure, she launched several open access programs and services, including Princeton Open Access Repository, Princeton Open Access Publication Fund Program, Princeton Open Access Publishing Program, and PUL Copyright Services. She also spearheads the PUL’s Taskforce for negotiating and signing transformative agreements with publishers. Working with her colleagues at Collection Development, PUL has signed five Open Access agreements, is considering/negotiating four more, and supported numerous S2O journals and OA initiatives.  She is one of two librarians who helped start the Princeton Research Data Services, which has now been developed into a solid program that assists with data curation, data education, and open data. She is also very active in professional organizations. She served on COAPI committees and working groups, including the copyright working group, the Steering Committee and its Chair. She has been a long-time faithful supporter, volunteer, and contributor to SPARC. She is serving on three SPARC working groups, including Campus partnership, Journal Negotiation, and Data Analysis. She was on the Advisory Group of Open Access Week 2021. She has contributed to resources available on the SPARC website. Her values and beliefs are aligned well with SPARC’s, which is that knowledge and education should be open by default and equitable by design. Her passion and goals are to advocate such beliefs and make them a norm in scholarship and research. She was a fellow of the 2019 ARL Leadership and Career Development Program, which aims to prepare mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large.

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