I’m Molly Kleinman. I’m a doctoral student at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher Education. Until recently I was a a librarian at the University of Michigan. Much of my work has to do with copyright, academic publishing, and scholarly communication in its various forms. I am a graduate of the U-M’s School of Information, and a dedicated advocate of the Creative Commons. Lately, I’ve been getting into open education. I also really like bicycles.
There’s also this interview with Creative Commons about open content initiatives and my copyright work at the University of Michigan Library, and this profile in Michigan’s University Record from November, 2008, where you can learn all about my secret life in experimental theater.
Molly Kleinman recently returned to graduate school for a PhD in Higher Education at the University of Michigan, where she plans to study access to information and scholarly communication. Until August, she was Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan. She worked with Dean of Libraries Paul Courant on a broad spectrum of administrative projects and activities, including daily operations, research and writing, financial and personnel management, and maintaining connections to the academic and information communities beyond the University.
Previously Molly served as Copyright Specialist for the University of Michigan Library, where she organized copyright education and outreach for faculty, staff, and students, worked on author advocacy initiatives, and provided copyright support for the Library’s digital publishing initiatives. For the last three years she has been an instructor with the ACRL Scholarly Communications 101 Roadshow. She was a member of the 2007-2009 team of Copyright Scholars for ALA’s Copyright Advisory Network, and coordinated the University of Michigan’s first Open Access Week in March 2009. Molly received her B.A. in English and Gender Studies from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information.