Leveraging Open Ed Resources in the Classroom and Beyond: an OER Panel Discussion

Speaker Panelists Lisa Norberg, Steven Ovadia, and Megan Wacha with Davis Erin Anderson, Moderator
Lisa Norberg is a Principal at K|N Consultants, providing strategic and operational guidance via a range of consultation services to academic and research libraries, scholarly societies, and other organizations. She has over 20 years of experience in academic librarianship, having held positions at Barnard College, the University of North Carolina ...

Lisa Norberg is a Principal at K|N Consultants, providing strategic and operational guidance via a range of consultation services to academic and research libraries, scholarly societies, and other organizations. She has over 20 years of experience in academic librarianship, having held positions at Barnard College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Penn State Harrisburg, and George Mason University. She is an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science, where she teaches a course on strategic leadership and is a frequent guest lecturer. She is interested in the libraries’ role in an evolving open-access scholarly information ecosystem, organizational transformation in academic libraries, and new roles for the library and librarians in the academic enterprise.


Steven Ovadia is Professor/Web Services Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He developed and led a fully online workshop that resulted in almost 150 CUNY faculty getting trained in OER. He is the author of The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud (Chandos, 2013) and is writing Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches for Manning Publications. He was the Internet Connection columnist for Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian and his work has been published in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library Philosophy and Practice, and Journal of Web Librarianship.


Megan Wacha is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the City University of New York, where she is responsible for developing and managing CUNY’s new open access institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works, and provides guidance and trainings on issues such as copyright and creative commons licensing in the development of open educational resources. She is also an active Wikipedian and uses the encyclopedia anyone can edit as a site for teaching information literacy skills.

Full Description

Open Education Resources (OER) are -- by definition -- priceless.

Developing and promoting OER can be beneficial and rewarding for many, especially students. With the high cost of textbooks, OER can help cut the cost of education and provide students with free access to course materials not only during the course but after the course ends. OER are also ideal for sharing resources among institutions and showcasing faculty research and scholarly pursuits to a broad international audience.

Please join us for a panel discussion on OER on November 2 at METRO. Our panelists will help us define OER in the high ed environment, share their insights on building infrastructure for supporting OER initiatives, and give advice on communicating the value of OER to faculty, students, and staff.

Please bring your questions to this robust and forward-looking conversation!

 

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This event is co-sponsored by METRO and the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter.

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Organizer This event is co-sponsored by METRO & ACRL/NY.

When?

Mon, Nov. 2, 2015
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003