Open Access Week Events at Galvin Library

Join Paul V. Galvin Library to celebrate Open Access Week (October 24-30, 2022) with a brownbag discussion, live streaming webinars, and all week trivia. Open Access is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results.

This year’s theme is Open for Climate Justice. Learn more about the OA week 2022, Open Access at Illinois Tech, and how we support open access initiatives on the Scholarly Communication Research Guide.

Join us for two webinar live streaming events:

Monday, October 24, 3-4 p.m., Library Learning Center (LLC)
Open to Change: Possibilities and Probabilities with Micah Vandegrift

Wednesday, October 26, 10-11 a.m., Library Learning Center (LLC)
Trends in Peer Review of Open Access Preprints. A panel discussion hosted by arXiv.

Open Access Brownbag Discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 12:40-1:50 p.m., Cherry Conference Room

Join Dean of Libraries Devin Savage for a brownbag discussion on Open Access. Significant shifts in funding mandates and directives such as the recent OSTP memo have accelerated the already growing open access initiatives. He will lead a discussion on the latest developments, possible directions, and existing tools and resources for Illinois Tech’s scholars.

Virtual Faculty Lounge: Creating Digital Twins
Friday, October 28, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Online, hosted by Center for Learning Innovation (CLI)

Sign up for the CLI’s Virtual Faculty Lounge to learn more about Digital Twins, virtual representations of actual objects or places, which can be used in different disciplines to engage and inspire students. Mohammad Heidarinejad and Ankit Srivastava, instructors from the Armour College of Engineering, introduced their students to open access educational software, some free software options, and used virtual reality and digital twins in their teaching. They will discuss their process and explain how it can be applied to a variety of disciples and aid in student learning. Learn more about their award-winning IPRO course and register ( to attend today!

All Week Open Access Trivia
Stop by the Research Help Desk on the upper level of the library October 24 through Friday, October 28 with the answer to the daily trivia question to win a free T-Shirt, key chain, or a pair of earbuds, while supplies last. Trivia will be posted daily on the library’s social media pages and at the Research Help Desk. All week, questions will relate to Open Access: research and materials that are freely available online.