Open Access Week 2013


It’s nearing the end of October now, which means that Open Access Week has rolled around. Open Access Week, you say? What’s that, you say? Well, here’s the skinny:

“Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.” (from: http://www.openaccessweek.org/)
October 21-27, 2013
Organized by SPARC, which is an “international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.”

Open Access got some bad press a few weeks ago, but I hope you’ll take the time to read about a success story, or watch another example of how Open Access to scholarly information can truly change lives.


Tracie McMillan, author of American Way of Eating

Mark your calendars!
Tracie McMillan, author of American Way of Eating, will speak on Wednesday, September 18 as part of the free author evenings series sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Libraries and the Poudre River Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, September 18
7-9 p.m.
Hilton Fort Collins
425 W. Prospect

The event is free and open to the public – no tickets are required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A book signing and sales will follow the program. For more information: