Tackling Textbook Costs through Open Educational Resources: A Primer

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 to Friday, January 30, 2015
Event Location: 
Chicago, IL - ALA Midwinter Conference

Tackling Textbook Costs through Open Educational Resources: A Primer 

Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:00p.m. - Friday, January 30, 2015 12:30 p.m.
 

Organized by SPARC in collaboration with the ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communication.

The skyrocketing cost of textbooks is a hot topic on campus, and academic libraries have a burgeoning opportunity to advance the solution through Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs include digital textbooks and other academic materials that carry an open license permitting their free use and repurposing by others. 

Join us for this action-packed primer on how libraries can leverage OER for textbook affordability-and beyond. Participants will learn from national experts, get inspired by successful projects, brainstorm with peers, and develop action plans. All levels of experience welcome. Organized by SPARC in collaboration with the ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communication. 

Institute Resources:

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the basics of OER and how to talk about it on campus.
  • Learn how academic libraries are successfully advancing OER.
  • Begin developing an action plan for your campus.

Institute Facilitators

Nicole Allen, SPARC 
Steven Bell, Temple University
Marilyn Billings, UMASS Amherst
David Ernst, University of Minnesota
Kristi Jensen, University of Minnesota
Heather Joseph, SPARC
Nick Shockey, SPARC
Shan Sutton, Oregon State University
Quill West, Pierce College
David Wiley, Lumen Learning 
Stacy Zemke, University of Oklahoma

*** This event is closed. Join the SPARC Libraries & OER Forum for news of future institutes. ***