About Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn Billings is the Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian and head of the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a position she has held since 2006.
She provides campus and regional leadership and education in alternative scholarly communication strategies, author rights, open access, and open education. Current projects include her oversight of the UMass Amherst’s digital repository ScholarWorks and her leadership at the campus and national levels on the topic of alternatives to high cost textbooks, the use of open educational resources, and the coordinator of the Open Education Initiative (OEI) launched at UMass Amherst in spring 2011.


Present Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian, University Libraries, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Rm 1985
154 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-6891


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