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(via CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to offer a 3-week synchronous and asynchronous course on open educational resources. This course will be offered in September with the live sessions on September 15, 22, and 29 (all Tuesdays), from 1:00 to 2:15 PM. Asynchronous materials will be shared with registrants on September 10 to prepare for the first live session.

This virtual course includes material that was first shared with the CARLI membership during the “Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainer” workshops in Spring 2018, and is designed to help the novice person learning about open educational resources to apply the information from this program to build their own local programs and workshops.

Attendees should plan to attend each live session. CARLI is planning to offer this program multiple times throughout the year.

The virtual program will contain both synchronous (3 live 75 minutes Zoom sessions) and asynchronous (readings, videos, etc.) to be completed before each live session. The live sessions will include presentations, but the aim of the program planners is that these will incorporate a flipped classroom model to build community among participants as all share and discuss the topics.

For more information or to register, visit the event page. Registration is available through Wednesday, September 9, or until the course is full.

If you have any questions, please send them to CARLI Support, at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via ACRL)

Join ACRL this September for the three-part e-Learning webcast series Copyright and Course Reserves. During this interactive series, participants will explore issues related to copyright for print, electronic, and media reserves.

Webcast One: “Print Reserves” (Thursday, September 3, 2020): In offering print reserve services, academic libraries can help facilitate faculty and students access required and supplemental learning materials such as books, DVDs, music CDs, and photocopies of works such as book chapters. In this 90-minute webinar we’ll explore the copyright issues associated with this service, including the first sale doctrine and fair use.

Webcast Two: “Electronic Reserves” (Thursday, September 10, 2020): In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll explore ways in which academic libraries can lawfully connect faculty and students with access to books, book chapters, articles, and film online through electronic reserve services.

Webcast Three: “Media Reserves” (Thursday, September 17, 2020): More frequently, students and instructors are looking to academic libraries to provide online access to film being used as part of course instruction. In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll explore the options for making film lawfully available via media reserve services.

Complete details (including pricing) and registration information are available here.

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(via Garrett Trott, University Librarian at Corban University)

In light of recent events in the country and in recognition of long-standing inequities in the library profession, Theological Librarianship (TL) is planning to devote the Spring 2021 issue to a forum addressing questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in theological libraries and librarianship. Such questions take different forms in different libraries and even in different theological contexts, and we expect the forum to reflect some of these differences as well as some common themes across the landscape of theological librarianship. The TL forum will be an opportunity to share your experiences with these questions at your institution in a brief (750-1500 word) statement or reflection.

Since diversity, equity, and inclusion (themselves often fraught terms) evoke a variety of concerns and realities touching race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religious and ethnic identity, etc., TL is looking for submissions that address this variety in critical and constructive ways, with a special focus on the intersectional nature of differing religious commitments and theological perspectives as they engage with other forms of diversity. Theological Librarianship is an open-access journal publishing peer reviewed articles, as well as essays and reviews, on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.

The deadline for submissions to the Spring 2021 forum is Sunday, January 3, 2021. Submissions must be made here. Please review the submission guidelines carefully. You will need to login to create your submission. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to register first before a submission can be completed. In the submission form, select “Special Forum” under the Section drop-down.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our editorial team at editors-tl@atla.com.

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(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

The Open Textbook Network holds a Summit each summer for members to learn from each other and to build community among its members. With direction from the OTN, CARLI’s consortial membership meant that attendance at the Summit was reserved for those working on our statewide programs. However, this year, the free, online Summit is open to anyone interested in attending. Sessions will be held 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00-2:00 PM.

Registration is now open for this year’s OTN Summit (#OTNSummit2020), which will be held virtually across two weeks, each Monday through Thursday between June 15 and 25, with two one-hour sessions per day. Attendees register only for the sessions in which they are interested and will attend.

An important and exciting note: this year, many of the events will be open to audiences everywhere, regardless of OTN membership. This is a great opportunity to include new voices and perspectives and to share the benefits of open education with a larger community.

Spread the word! You are encouraged to extend the invitation to anyone in the higher education community who may be interested in open education.

Please see the OTN Summit website for more details, including a (non-finalized) schedule of programming and event descriptions. Please use this short form to register. Registration will close on Monday, June 1.

The OTN staff are very excited for two weeks of community engagement, connection, and sharing. Now more than ever, as an organization, the OTN looks forward to this opportunity to come together amid such uncertain times.

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The Open Education Southern Symposium’s Program Committee wants remind everyone that proposals are due Sunday, February 16.

OESS is committed to highlighting a variety of voices and experiences in our programs and first time presenters are highly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Below is our CFP and submission details: 

Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability

The Open Education Southern Symposium (OESS) is currently accepting proposals for its day and a half conference on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, 17, 2020 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the beautiful North Carolina State University campus. Proposals should fall into three categories:Presentations: 25 or 50 minutes.

  • Presentations: 25 or 50 minutes
  • Panel Discussions: 50 minutes 
  • Roundtables: 25 minutes

No need to be based in the southern United States. We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators as well as institutions and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy from all over! We’re hoping to create a program that provides development opportunities for both novices and advanced open education practitioners.

Some proposal topic ideas that might be of interest include: 

  • Adoption and creation of resources
  • Publishing Platforms
  • Best Practices and Impact of Open Education 
  • Creative Commons, Copyright, and Other Licensing 
  • Marketing and Advocacy
  • Pedagogy & Student Success, including K-12 Highlights
  • Instructional Design Strategies for OER
  • Trends & Innovation
  • OER in Community Colleges
  • Tenure, promotion, and OER
  • OER Community Building
  • Assessment
  • Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education 
  • Crowd Sourcing OER Projects
  • OER Research
  • Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, and OER on Campus
  • OER Basics: Tips for New Programs
  • Student Engagement in OER Advocacy
  • Accessibility of OER

Submission Details: 

  • The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. The submission form can be found on our event website under the Call for Proposals page. A preview of the full submission form is available as a PDF.
  • Proposal social media summaries should not exceed 240 characters (spaces included). Social media summaries are shortened abstracts which will fit into a single tweet on Twitter.
  • Proposal abstracts should not exceed 2000 characters or approximately 500 words.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking or practice of open education and open pedagogy. Proposal reviewers will use the Open Education Southern Symposium’s 2020 Proposal Reviewing Procedures document to guide their evaluation of submissions.
  • The program committee will deliver decisions by March 30, 2020.
  • Presenters will be asked to accept or decline the invitation to present by April 17, 2020.
  • All presenters will be required to register for the symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas (sjpierc@uark.edu) or the Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee at openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com.

For more information, including registration information and accommodations options, please visit the symposium website:

https://openedss.uark.edu

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(via Vince Mussehl, Chippewa Valley Technical College)

Wisconsin’s Open Education Conference – “E”ffordability Summit

We invite you to join us for the “E”ffordability Summit 2020 on March 17 & 18, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. This year’s theme, “Access The Future” provides an on opportunity for attendees to share their best practices, experiences, and issues relating to the use of open educational resources as well as other educational content and affordability topics.

March 17-18, 2020
University of Wisconsin – Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Register here
Cost: FREE

Keynote Speakers

Haben Girma

Haben is the first deafblind to graduate from Harvard Law School. She worked with Disability Rights Advocates from 2015 to 2016 as a staff attorney. Haben became a lawyer in part to help increase access to books and other digital information for others with disabilities after always advocating for herself. Haben today goes around talking about disabilities throughout the world. Haben has also worked with the national board of trustees for the Helen Keller Services. She also met with prior US President Barack Obama, to talk about accessible technology for all people. In 2016, she decided to leave working with the DRA to take up non-litigation advocacy. Haben is known as an advocate for disability services around the world.

Chris Gilliard

Chris is a well-known English professor at Macomb Community College. Gilliard concentrates on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making. He is currently developing a project that looks at how popular misunderstandings of mathematical concepts create illusions of fairness and objectivity in student analytics, predictive policing, and hiring practices

Call for Proposals

Please consider submitting a proposal to share your efforts in advancing OER or other affordability efforts. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 31, 2020. Visit the website to submit a proposal.

Registration and lunches are FREE!

Please feel free to contact Bob Butterfield (butterfieldr@uwstout.edu) or Kim Uetz (uetzk@uwstout.edu) with any questions.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Free IACRL Webinar
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty

Open Educational resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to addressing higher education affordability, increasing student completer success raters and reducing equating gaps, and increasing pedagogical innovations. As libraries support the very essence of “open”, librarians and library staff are primed to lead OER efforts at colleges and universities. After setting baselines, including definitions and efficacy of OER, this webinar will discuss some OER and Open program opportunities your library can select to implement and support, no matter where you’re at in the OER adoption process. We encourage you to bring your ideas for OER programs that others can adapt, and your questions and concerns.

Register here. Please direct any questions to Michelle Nielsen Ott, 2019-2020 IACRL President, at mnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL President)

Free IACRL Webinar

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty

Open Educational resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to addressing higher education affordability, increasing student completer success raters and reducing equating gaps, and increasing pedagogical innovations. As libraries support the very essence of ‘open,’ librarians and library staff are primed to lead OER efforts at colleges and universities. After setting baselines, including definitions and efficacy of OER, this webinar will discuss some OER and Open program opportunities your library can select to implement and support, no matter where you’re at in the OER adoption process. We encourage you to bring your ideas for OER programs that others can adapt, and your questions and concerns.

Register Here: https://www.ila.org/events/iacrl-webinar. Please direct any questions to Michelle Nielsen Ott, 2019-2020 IACRL President, atmnielsenott@methodistcol.edu.

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(via Swetta Abeyta, Saint Mary’s College)

We are pleased to announce that the next Annual Meeting of the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) will take place in San Francisco on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Our 83rd annual meeting theme is “Open in Technical Services”

For 2020, we will have two options for presenting. Full presentations are usually 20-30 minutes with additional participation in a panel discussion. Or participants can do a 5 minute lightning round talk on a project or idea that fits the theme.

At this event, we expect to have a broad representation of types of libraries (public, academic, special) and a diverse representation of roles within and around technical services.  This half-day event will be held in Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library, with optional afternoon tours of related interest nearby.

Possible topics related to the theme include:

  • How Open Access resources are organized and maintained in your library system.
  • Ebook package management
  • Managing vendor relationships in the digital landscape
  • Digital repository management
  • Accessing, cataloging and maintaining free and open resources on the web
  • Maximizing library resources on a tightening budget
  • Textbook management and Open Educational Resources

Please submit your proposal to the NCTPG steering committee with the subject “2020 Call for Presentations” at nctpg1@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 3, 2020.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Join Amigos Library Services for The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources Online Conference.

Have you noticed the cost of textbooks and other educational materials exponentially increasing? Many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are experiencing the impact of this trend and are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Thus, libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. Join us as we explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting OER. Throughout the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of OER topics. Register now for an action-packed day of information and knowledge and gain access to all presentations post-conference for later viewing.

13 Sessions, including:

  • Open Educational Resources: Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources
  • Holistic OER: Identifying the Gaps
  • Working with Student Advocacy Groups to Raise Awareness of OER
  • Perfecting the Art of the Reference Interview in OER Support Roles

Registration required

  • Registration closes on Sunday, December 1
  • Early bird ends Wednesday, November 20 

Registration Fees

Amigos Member – FREE

Early-bird Non-Member – Individual – $129 | Group – $249

Library School Student – $45

To view the entire schedule, session descriptions, and to register, visit https://www.amigos.org/OER.

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