May 25, 2022

Stefanie Haustein wins uOttawa Library Open Scholarship Award

From a Scholcomm Lab Blog Post:

“I am convinced that openness and transparency make research outputs and outcomes better,” says Stefanie Haustein when asked what motivates her to practice open scholarship. “Knowledge produced by the scholarly community should be open to all, not hidden behind paywalls.”

The ScholCommLab co-director has been practising open research just after finishing her PhD, when she began posting her journal articles on arXiv and publishing in gold OA journals such as PLOS ONE. Since then, she’s incorporated more and more openness into her work, both in her research and in her teaching as an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa. Last winter, Stefanie’s students produced and shared their own online educational resources on information literacy, which have collectively been downloaded about 150 times to date. “It’s just great to share the students’ amazing work beyond the classroom!” she says.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.