Yasmeen Shorish

Director of Scholarly Communications Strategies & Special Advisor to the Dean for Equity Initiatives, Associate Professor

About me

In my role as Head of Scholarly Communications Strategies, I am here to help support a vision of more inclusive and equitable knowledge sharing. I can help answer questions related to open access, author rights, and the scholarly publishing landscape.

In my role as Special Advisor to the Dean on Equity Initiatives, I advise on ways that the JMU Libraries may best leverage existing structures and groups focused on creating more equitable and anti-oppressive policies, frameworks, and opportunities.

My research interests are in changing models in scholarly communication, data privacy and ethics, and issues related to representation within the profession.

Personal Home Page: https://sites.lib.jmu.edu/yasmeen/


About Discovery, Access, and Technology

We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Resource Management, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.

About Libraries Administration

We support and challenge JMU Libraries’ staff and faculty to live up to our guiding statements — as we work together to provide excellent library and educational technology resources, spaces, services, and expertise to our campus community.

Staff listed here report directly within the office of the Dean of Libraries. Additional members of the admin team are listed under Finance, HR, and Facilities, including Facilities Operations.

About Scholarly Communications Strategies

We provide holistic support for scholarly communications across JMU, including the development of inclusive and equitable practices related to publishing model support. We provide expertise in copyright, author rights, open educational resources, open publishing, and open infrastructure initiatives.