Members of the Library Faculty Assembly (LFA) of the University of Arizona Libraries believe that open access to research and scholarship advances collective knowledge and accelerates innovation and discovery. Open access removes the financial barrier to research literature, thus fostering collaboration, sharing, and equitable access. As Arizona’s land grant university, we have an obligation to engage in activities that benefit the local, regional, and global community.
As members of the General Faculty of the University of Arizona, we will support and abide by the UA Open Access Policy (passed April 4, 2016) that specifies that “Each faculty member grants the University of Arizona permission to make their articles freely available in an Open Access repository.”
In addition, we will:
In December 2019, this statement was approved by the University of Arizona Library Faculty Assembly (LFA). This statement represents the LFA membership’s recognition of the importance of open access to research and scholarship and its commitment to sharing the membership’s research and scholarship as widely as possible.