Brianna Schofield joins the Libraries as the Director of the new Office of Scholarly Communication
I am thrilled to announce that Brianna Schofield has joined the Stanford Libraries as director of the new Office of Scholarly Communication. Brianna will support faculty, researchers, students, and staff with their scholarly communications concerns, including providing information on their intellectual property rights and responsibilities, implementing Stanford’s new Open Access Policy, and strategizing to improve access to Stanford’s scholarship and research outputs. Brianna looks forward to working with Stanford Libraries colleagues to advance new scholarly publishing models.
Prior to joining Stanford, Brianna was the Executive Director of Authors Alliance, a nonprofit organization representing the interests of authors who want to serve the public good by sharing their creations broadly. She is the co-author of a handbook that helps users evaluate whether works are in the public domain, a guide that helps authors revert copyrights, a guide to open access, and a guide to fair use in nonfiction. In addition, Brianna served as an editor to a guide to negotiating publication contracts and a forthcoming guide to navigating the third-party permissions process.
Brianna holds a JD from UC Berkeley, School of Law and a BSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a passionate advocate of access to knowledge. She brings expertise and commitment that will serve the scholarly communications needs of the Stanford community. I look forward to working with Brianna to promote the Libraries’ mission to expand open access publishing opportunities for Stanford faculty and students.