Josh Bolick

University Libraries
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Primary office:
(785) 864-1828
Watson Library


Josh is the Scholarly Communication Librarian in the University of Kansas’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright. In this role, Josh provides services and instruction regarding copyright and fair use, author's rights, the use of the KU ScholarWorks repository, visibility and impact of researchers and research outputs, and open education. He is a presenter for the Open Textbook Network and Open Education Research Fellow. He received his undergraduate degree in History and Philosophy/Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and his MLIS at Florida State University.

Education

Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.), Florida State University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History & Philosophy/Religion, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Research

Josh's research advances principles of openness, author's rights, global access to scholarship, and open education. His most recent project is an innovative approach to Elsevier's author sharing policy, and a long term project at the intersection of open education and scholarly communication: the creation of a collaboratively authored and community maintained open resource about scholarly communication librarianship.

Research Interests

  • Open access
  • Author's rights
  • Open education
  • Scholarly communication

Selected Publications

Bolick, J., Emmett, A., Greenberg, M. L., Rosenblum, B., & Peterson, A. Townsend (2017). How Open Access is Crucial to the Future of Science. Journal of Wildlife Management, 81. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21216 http://hdl.handle.net/1808/22672

Peterson, A. Townsend, Emmett, A., Bolick, J., Greenberg, M., & Rosenblum, B. (2016). Subsidizing Truly Open Access. Science, 352(6292), 1404. DOI:10.1126/science.aag0946 https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/20978

Bolick, J. (2015). [Review of the book Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers, by Bonn, Maria & Furlough, Mike. ACRL]. Journal of Scholarly Communication and Copyright, 3(3), eP1268. Oregon, U.S.: Pacific University Libraries. DOI:10.7710/2162-3309.1268

Vandegrift, M., & Bolick, J. (2014). "Free to All": Library Publishing and the Challenge of Open Access. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 2(4), eP1181. DOI:10.7710/2162-3309.1181

Selected Presentations

Cross, W., Bolick, J. & Bonn, M. . Walking the Walk for Open Pedagogy: Community Design of a Shared Open Educational Resource about Scholarly Communication for Librarians and Learners. Open Education Conference. Anaheim CA. Available Here

Bolick, J. (06/05/2017). Exploiting Elsevier's CC License Requirement to Subvert Embargo. Kraemer Copyright Conference. Colorado Springs CO. Available Here

Bolick, J. (04/29/2017). Open Educational Resources and Math. Kansas Section Mathematical Association of America. Lawrence, KS

Bolick, J. & Cummings-Sauls, R. (04/28/2017). Addressing Student and Instructor Needs through Library Support for Open Educational Resources. Kansas Library Association, College & University Libraries Section Spring Conference. Lawrence, KS

Bolick, J. (04/22/2016). The (Rough & Many-laned) Road to Open: How do we get there from here? Kansas Library Association College and University Library Section and Nebraska Library Association College and University Section Annual Joint Conference. Manhattan KS

Selected Grants

Bolick, Josh, (Researcher), Open Educational Resources Research Fellow, Open Education Group, (01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018) . Foundation. Status: Funded.

Bolick, Joshua, (Principal), Designing OERs To Prepare the Next Generation of Scholarly Communication Librarians, North Carolina State University and Inst of Museum & Library Svcs, $11,780, Submitted 01/26/2017 (11/01/2017 - 10/31/2018) . Federal. Status: Funded.


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