Himmelfarb Library Faculty Posters and Presentations

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Predatory Publishing

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Predatory publishing has become an increasing problem in recent years. Due to a lack of awareness about predatory publishers, faculty authors are at risk of harming their reputations by publishing their research in questionable journals. Librarians can play a vital role in educating faculty authors about this important topic. This session will review a variety of outreach and educational efforts that have been successful in educating faculty about the risks of predatory publishing at Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library including the creation of a comprehensive LibGuide, faculty consultation services, workshops, and social media posts. Future opportunities for outreach will also be explored including the development of a scholarly publishing literacy curriculum, creating partnerships with key departments, and targeted departmental education efforts.

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Delivered at the 2019 Catholic University of America Library & Information Science Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, February 8, 2019.



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