News You Can Use
Through open licensing, Open Educational Resources (OER) enable possibilities for new, more collaborative teaching and learning practices—because the materials can be used, adapted, and shared across learning communities. Realizing the potential of OER, school librarians have begun to play an ever-increasing role in enabling their use by curating OER to meet specific teaching and learning needs in their schools. However, the field lacks knowledge on what these nascent OER curation practices look like, the role they play in meeting curriculum needs, and how they might be further enabled within schools.
This session will present the findings from a national study—funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services—to document school librarians’ current OER curation practices. We will also gather input from participants on the ways that the findings may be tailored to meet their local contexts, and come together around practical recommendations that address national priorities for advancing school librarian instructional leadership through the curation of OER.
ALA Unit/Subunit: AASL
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.