CIS 720 Seminar – A Hands-On Session about Open Access

Please join us on Monday Sep 30, 4:30-5:30 (Hamilton Library 3F), for a hands-on session about Open Access.

CIS students Jennifer Beamer and Stanislava Gardasevic will conduct a hands-on session about Open Access. They will cover the the many benefits to hosting your works online, tackle tough questions, and show us how to add our own works to ScholarSpace (

CIS Chair Jenifer Winter will bring a few of her own articles, and we welcome you to do the same! In particular, CIS students who have completed the publishable paper requirement may wish to bring their articles for upload.


Stanislava Gardasevic is a 4th year CIS Ph.D. student, and teaching assistant/course instructor at Library and Information Science (LIS) Program. Her background is in LIS (International Master in Digital Library Learning). Before coming to UHM, she was working in National Library of Serbia, where she was involved in e-services projects (digital libraries, digital archive, web archive, e-legal deposit, etc.), as well as multiple international projects. Her specialty is in metadata for digital resources and previous research interest was involving Semantic Web technologies (Linked Data & Ontologies). Her mission is to facilitate information flows and sharing.

Jennifer Beamer is scholarly Communications Coordinator/Librarian. She is the local expert concerning the evolving scholarly communications ecosystem and provided collaborative leadership regarding the planning, implementation, and assessment of the Claremont Colleges Library’s (CCL) suite of scholarly communications services. Recommend new initiatives, assist in strengthening established protocols, or retire obsolete practices, all with the goal of ensuring that faculty and students from the seven Claremont Colleges (7Cs) have the resources, support, and training they need to conduct meaningful research and scholarship. Academic training in sciences, communications and library information science combined with hands-on experience in digital projects and technical support. Seven-plus years of undergraduate teaching and course development in-class and on-line environments. Experienced researcher in the fields of Library Science, Sociology and Material Culture. Decades of experience in service to faculty, administration, and students in a timely and efficient manner. Known on four university campuses for being a motivated event and project manager, with research, grant writing and leadership skills that have built long and productive institutional relationships. English and Japanese speaker.