Polly Thistlethwaite is Professor and Chief Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) where she leads a team of critical thinkers and librarian educators. Polly’s early career involved work with queer archives and AIDS activism that primed her advocacy for public scholarship. She is devoted to changing the system of scholarly communication to allow greater access to academic work by more readers. She is co-author of Being a Scholar in the Digital Era, Policy Press, 2016, and she serves on the board of the Open Access Network.

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