We are looking for 20 academic library workers  willing to share their
experiences negotiating with vendors through a 60-minute interview in
spring 2023.

The purpose of this study is to identify key themes around the experiences
of academic library workers and negotiating with vendors including
challenges, strategies, and tactics. The transcripts of these interviews
will undergo qualitative analysis to identify themes. These will inform
fictionalized case studies and scenarios for Open Negotiation Education for
Academic Libraries (ONEAL) Project curriculum.

What is the ONEAL Project?

The Open Negotiation Education for Academic Libraries (ONEAL) Project is a
collaboration between Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis,
Grand Valley State University, and Belmont University to develop curricula
and open educational resources in support of negotiation education for
academic libraries and Master of Library Science (MLS/MLIS) programs. These
resources introduce negotiation theory and practical strategy using the
academic library context of negotiating vendor agreements.

The open curriculum will include introductions to critical issues in
academic libraries as they intersect with contract negotiations such as
user privacy, emerging access models, author rights, and computational
collections research.

The project team maintains a guide with more detailed information at

Who is sponsoring this work?

IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant

If you are interested, please complete this Qualtrics survey
<> by Friday,
February 24th.

20 participants will be selected. The project team will choose applicants
from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, working to ensure the
inclusion of systemically excluded voices in academic libraries. If you’re
selected, the project team will reach out by February 28, 2023 to schedule
an interview.

You will receive a $50 gift card after your interview as a thank you.

If you would like to learn more: Study Information Sheet

If you have questions email [log in to unmask]


Katharine Macy, Scarlet Galvan, Courtney Fuson, & Brandy Roldan
ONEAL Project

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