Lauren B. Collister
Scholarly Communications Professional, Sociolinguist, Librarian, Advocate 

About Me
I am a linguist who currently works in the field of scholarly communication.

I am the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. I oversee all of our open access publishing, repository, copyright, altmetrics, and scholarly communication work. Broadly, I am an advocate for Open and my work is to advance the Open Scholarship movement. 

My research interests in linguistics  include discourse markers and deixis and how those intersect with linguistic innovation in online spaces. I am a member of the Committee on Scholarly Communication in Linguistics for the Linguistic Society of America and the Linguistics Data Interest Group for the Research Data AllianceI also work as an advocate for good scholarly communication practice within the field of Linguistics. I have a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics (2013) and have since worked to help linguists share their research openly, including advancing the data citation and sharing practices of our field.