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About Christine Turner

Christine Turner advocates through multiple channels to transform scholarly communication from a closed, proprietary system to an open one. She is dedicated to building and maintaining a global scholarly communication system that is open to and representative of a wide range of participants, perspectives and purposes. With campus and library partners, she engages with educators, researchers and providers of scholarly content and systems (infrastructure) to develop, promote and use the tools and practices that advance equitable, accessible, high quality scholarship. 


Present Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst University Libraries

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Honors and Awards

  • Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award, 2015


1996 M.S., Leslie University ‐ School of Management
1992 M.S. Library and Information Science, Simmons College ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
1987 B.A., Connecticut College

Contact Information

Information Resources Management
Acquisitions Department
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
154 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-577-1026

Presentations (4)

Published articles (3)

Recent Works (1)

Scholarly Communication (1)

Unpublished papers (2)