ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL, ACRL_DLS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
According to Creative Commons, “Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.” With textbook and learning materials costs on the rise, libraries across the country are working on solutions for students and faculty through OER materials. This has led to libraries across the country to collaborate with faculty and more to create programming, tutorials, and help with publishing and research in the field of OER.
This panel discussion will showcase panelists from different fields in OER to talk about the present and future directions of OER research, teaching, and programming in libraries. This panel will focus on future directions of the movement within libraries, but will also share stories of success in OER within their libraries. Attendees will come away from the session with concrete ideas of how to start implementing or better implement OER materials and programming in their libraries. This program is co-sponsored by the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) and the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Interest Group (ALCTS IG).