As the cost of textbooks and other educational materials are exponentially increasing, many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. More and more librarians are now being tasked with supporting faculty, students, and other members of their communities with the adoption of OER.
Join us on December 4, 2019 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, The Library's Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources, where we will explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting open educational resources. Regina Gong, the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University, will kick off the conference at 10 am Central with her opening keynote, Paving the Way Towards Students Success: Librarians as Leaders and Partners in OER Initiatives. This keynote presentation will highlight the work done by librarians in advancing awareness of and advocacy for open education. How can librarians provide meaningful support and be an integral partner to the different stakeholders on campus to encourage and sustain OER adoptions? More importantly, she will share how we as a community can ensure that our work is supported, valued, and celebrated. Throughout the rest of the day learn about how libraries are supporting OER in specific subject areas, developing partnerships with faculty and students, using OER in the classroom, cataloging OER materials, and much more.
To view the schedule and to register, please visit: https://www.amigos.org/OER.
Emily Dust Nimsakont
Cataloging and Metadata Trainer
Amigos Library Services
The Library's Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources
December 4, 2019