September 18th, 2018 | Category : bepress Culture, Library as a Service Provider

Congratulations to the Forthcoming 2018 IR All-Stars!

Our annual bepress Digital Commons IR All-Stars awards spotlight four individuals from the Digital Commons community who have demonstrated a unique, high-impact, replicable approach to IR success, and have made a meaningful contribution to the scholarly communications community as a whole. Stay tuned as we announce this year’s group of All-Stars over the next few weeks! We’ll be highlighting their winning strategies and sharing some of the amazing resources they’ve created which we hope will inspire you as they’ve inspired us. 

As always, selecting just four All-Stars from the incredible Digital Commons community was a challenge. We feel privileged to work with so many outstanding Digital Commons administrators; your dedication, creativity, and partnership means a great deal to us here at bepress. We honor you all! 

IR All-Stars must have:

  • At least 3 years as an IR manager.
  • A track record of vibrant repository collection growth and a proven approach to engaging faculty and others on campus in order to support their scholarly communications needs.
  • An eagerness to share their knowledge, whether through presentations, articles, case studies, or videos, that provide guidelines and best practices so others can replicate their successful strategies. 

Check out past IR All-Stars to glean inspiration and best practices for your IR: 

Michelle Armstrong, Boise State University
Sarah Beaubien, Grand Valley State University
Marilyn Billings, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Karen Bjork, Portland State University
Todd Bruns, Eastern Illinois University
Todd Chavez, University of South Florida
Isaac Gilman, Pacific University
Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University
Harrison W. Inefuku, Iowa State University
Dan Kipnis, Thomas Jefferson University
Kim Myers, The College at Brockport
Michael Organ, University of Wollongong
Lisa Palmer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kristine Petre, Moravian College (formerly at Lehigh Valley Health Network)
Marissa Ramirez, California Polytechnic State University
Paul Royster, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Dave Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University (formerly at Purdue University)
Kathleen Spring, Linfield College
Carol Watson, University of Georgia School of Law
Janelle Wertzberger, Gettysburg College