Chelsea Johnston is the Scholarly Publishing & Repository Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. In this role, she encourages the exploration of scholarly repositories, manages the Libraries’ open access journal publishing program on Florida Online Journals, supports the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida, and contributes to other initiatives in digital scholarship and publishing through the LibraryPress@UF.
Previously, Chelsea was a Library Operations Coordinator at the University of South Florida Libraries, where she balanced traditional and progressive approaches to library services by coordinating open access publishing on Scholar Commons. Prior to working in academic libraries, Chelsea was an Associate Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier, managing projects from proposal to post-publication and developing publishing strategies for Aerospace, Marine, and Automotive Engineering.
In each of these roles, Chelsea’s work has involved making exceptional research available. Her research interests include publishing, project management, digital scholarship, and partnerships in academic libraries.