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Joy Kirchner Bio

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Joy Kirchner is the Librarian for Collections, Licensing, and Digital Scholarship at the University of British Columbia Library. Her role involves coordinating scholarly communications activities for the university and negotiating licenses for university access to digital content.  Joy is a member of the Provost’s campus-wide Scholarly Communications Steering Committee, she is a faculty member with the ARL/ACRL/ Institute for Scholarly Communication, she assists with the coordination and program development of ACRL’s Scholarly Communications 101 Road Show program where she is also a presenter and she is a committee member on the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee. Joy  also serves on contract negotiations teams for both Electronic Health Libraries of British Columbia, a health based consortia serving BC’s health authorities and academic institutions, and on the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Negotiations Team, a consortium serving 72 academic institutions across Canada. She also sits on a number of publishing advisory boards.  Joy presents widely on new models of scholarship, author rights, copyright and open access.

Previous positions she has held in ARL libraries include Sciences Collections Coordinator, Electronic Resources Librarian, STM Coordinator of Electronic Journals, Health Librarian, and Engineering Librarian. She holds a B.A. and an M.L.I.S from the University of British Columbia.