Leila Sterman (she/her)
Leila has been a scholarly communication librarian since 2013 interested in how we trust systems in academia and how Open can improve those systems. As a scholarly communication librarian at MSU, she’s had a significant impact on the campus’s scholarly discourse. She runs a DSpace repository, resolves publishing and copyright issues, runs an OA author fund, publishes three OA journals, and has been a successful advocate for change (e.g passing an open access statement). She teaches oral communication skills to STEM doctoral students through a mix of podcasting and improv, while researching scholarly publishing, copyright, oral communication, and open access. Leila is a highly active community member and is a member of the Open Repositories Steering Committee.
Leila is an Associate Professor & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Montana State University.