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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on healf of Lars Hagelin, Greatrer Western Library Alliance)

The Colorado Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance are pleased to offer four (4) scholarships for the upcoming conference: OER: FROM VISION TO ACTION, to be held August 1-2, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

Two (2) scholarships are targeted towards current students in ALA accredited Library Science graduate programs. The other 2 scholarships are directed to library employees in a community college.

The chosen applicants will have their registration fee for the 2-day conference (including lunch both days and the conference evening reception) WAIVED!  Please note that all transportation and lodging costs are the sole responsibility of the scholarship winner(s).

Please email a 250 word essay detailing your financial constraints and any future or current OER projects presently ongoing in your institution.  The request should be emailed JUNE 11TH, 2018 no later than 5 pm PST to: Events@GWLA.org with the subject line: REQUESTING A SCHOLARSHIP.  Please ensure that your full name, institution, institutional email, and phone are included.  Decisions will be announced no later than Friday June 15, by close of business.

See you in Denver!

For more information about the conference, visit: http://newprairiepress.org/oer_fromvisiontoaction/

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Open Access | No Comments »

(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

Reminder: Faculty Experiences Teaching with OER webinar

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Please share with any administrators, faculty, and staff at your institution interested in learning more about how open education resources can be incorporated into their courses.

The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS) and The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) have joined together to bring an exciting webinar on open educational resources (OER) to you during Open Education Week 2018.

The webinar will feature special guest speaker Lisa Petrides from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) as the moderator. The panelists include Esteban D. Araya (Western Illinois University), Kelly Black (College of Lake County), Francesca Mellieon-Williams (Southern University), and Mollye Russel (Baton Rouge Community College).

Register with LOUIS.

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

This survey will close on Wednesday, February 28th. Thank you to those that have already completed the survey. On average, this survey takes 3 minutes to complete.

The CARLI Collection Management Committee is exploring the availability of Open Access eBooks and their corresponding cataloging records. Open Access eBooks refers to academic monographs that are made freely available for use and distribution online. The committee is interested in what Open Access eBooks would CARLI member libraries like to see available to all libraries using I-Share and eventually through OCLC Collection Manager to all CARLI members.

All CARLI members are encouraged to complete the survey so there is an accurate representation of the entire consortium even if your institution does not currently select or add Open Access eBooks to your local catalog.

Thank you for completing the survey to help the committee understand current practices and interest in this topic within the CARLI membership. If you have any questions, please email CARLI Support at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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(via Carl Lehnen, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies now available at UIC Library

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library is pleased to announce that it is now a partner site of the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Library. It is one of twelve partner sites in North America and the first partner site located west of the Appalachians. The Archive contains over 4,500 digitized interviews and over 10,000 hours of testimony from those with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including survivors, bystanders and liberators.

As a partner site, UIC makes these recordings available for viewing in the Special Collections and University Archives department at the Richard J. Daley Library. To prepare for a visit, researchers must first request access to particular testimonies via Yale’s library catalog, receive confirmation, and then make an appointment with the UIC Library’s Special Collections department to view. Detailed instructions for searching and requesting access can be found on the UIC Library’s guide to using the Fortunoff Archive: researchguides.uic.edu/fortunoff

About Yale University Library’s Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies

The Archive traces its beginnings to a grassroots project started in 1979 to gather testimonies of Holocaust survivors. In 1981, this seed collection of 183 recordings was deposited at Yale, and since then the Archive has grown from a local New Haven project into a worldwide effort involving 37 affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe and Israel, including Northwestern University’s Holocaust Educational Foundation. Excerpts from the testimonies have appeared in award-winning documentaries; “Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory” (1995), which was named one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century by the New York Times Book Review; and the Grammy-award-winning “Different Trains” by Steve Reich. In 2016, the Archive completed a multi-year digitization project that ensured the long-term preservation of the testimonies.

About the University of Illinois at Chicago Library’s Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives houses rare books and printed materials, manuscript collections and university archives, specializing in the history of Chicago. For more information, visit uic.library.edu/special-collections-university-archives or call (312) 996-2742.

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

Registration is now open!

In-Person Workshops from the Open Textbook Network Trainers

On April 23, 24, and 26, CARLI will be hosting trainers from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) when they give Train-the-Trainer workshops as part of CARLI? s OTN membership.

Locations:

April 23: Governors State University
April 24: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus
April 26: Heartland Community College

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop.

Who should attend:
These sessions are intended for librarians or library staff who plan to give training sessions at their local institutions. The OTN? s Train-the-Trainer workshop will increase participants? familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development.

CARLI members are encouraged to bring with them a local partner be it another librarian or library staff member or someone on their campus also involved with OER including but not limited to instructional designers, faculty or campus staff members involved with local OER efforts, or university administrators.

Registration information:
Due to expected high interest in these workshops, registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library. A waitlist will be established.

Registration will open on February 1 at noon. If registration is not full on March 15, registration will be opened to those on the waitlist. Registration will close for all workshops on April 8.

CARLI plans to stream the program on April 24 for those not able to attend in person. The program will NOT be recorded. You do need to register for this option.

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

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Open Access | No Comments »

(via Chris Diaz, Northwestern University)

The OER Task Force would like your help with populating a new CARLI website dedicated to sharing information and resources related to open educational resources. We would like to highlight any LibGuides, websites, citations, presentations, or other materials created by CARLI members about OER. Please contribute the content you’d like to highlight or have found to be useful by EOB Thursday, January 11.

We set up a Google Folder for the sections of the website we are developing. Follow these links to add your contributions:

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Assistance Needed From CARLI Members to Build OER Website

(via Chris Diaz, Northwestern University)

The OER Task Force would like your help with populating a new CARLI website dedicated to sharing information and resources related to open educational resources. We would like to highlight any LibGuides, websites, citations, presentations, or other materials created by CARLI members about OER. Please contribute the content you’d like to highlight or have found to be useful by EOB Thursday, January 11th.

We set up a Google Folder for the sections of the website we are developing. Follow these links to add your contributions:

Background Readings

Organizations

Professional Development

Sample OER Sites/OER LibGuides

Creative Commons

Editing an Open Textbook Resources

OER Repositories – CARLI Members Developed Resources

OER Social Media

Thank you for your help.

Best,

Chris Diaz (on behalf of the OER Task Force)

chris-diaz@northwestern.edu

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(via Mike Courtney, Indiana University)

Are you a distance or online librarian with experience in OER projects? Then we want to hear from you! The Distance Learning Section has teamed up with the CMS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group and are looking for panelists with OER experience to participate in our co-sponsored panel at 2018 ALA Annual in New Orleans, entitled Open Educational Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We Are Going.

Click here to submit

Applications due Friday, December 22. Selected panelists will be notified in early January, 2018.

If you have questions, please email Mike Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu) or Natalie Haber (natalie-haber@utc.edu), DLS Conference Program Planning Committee co-chairs.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Open Access | No Comments »

(via Emily Chan, San Jose State University)

In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be hosting its biennial one-day conference on Monday, October 23. This conference theme invites reflections on where open access is now and how we got here. Topics can explore open access (including OE educational resources) as it relates to education, publishing, Specifically, please consider submitting a proposal answering the following questions.

  • How do we situate open access today?
  • In what ways has open access been replaced with APCs and corporate models in publishing?
  • How could we re-place or resituate open access to include the global South?

We will consider proposals for individual presentations and panels organized around a theme. Presentations are scheduled for either 60 minutes or 30 minutes. In the final program, 30-minute sessions will be paired. We are also offering a lightning round session consisting of 5-to-10-minute presentations.

To submit a proposal, please go here. The deadline is now Friday, September 1. Notification of expected proposals will take place around September 8. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee leaders-Christa Bailey, Program Proposal Coordinator, at Christa.Bailey@sjsu.edu, and Adriana Poo, Program Planning Chair, at Adriana.Poo@sjsu.edu.

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CARLI Joins the Open Textbook Network

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

CARLI has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives. OTN supports the Open Textbook Library, a searchable online catalog of complete textbooks available for faculty and students to freely use, adapt and distribute to best meet the needs of their courses. Open textbooks can be downloaded at no cost or printed inexpensively. CARLI is thrilled to be a part of this community of schools, universities, and institutions making a difference in higher education by addressing the growing concerns about educational affordability.

Seventeen CARLI Governing member institutions plus two Illinois consortia supported CARLI’s membership in the OTN. Through this collaboratively funded system membership, all 128 CARLI Governing member libraries will realize the benefits of OTN membership. A special thanks to these contributors: Aurora University, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago State University, CODSULI (Council of Directors of State University Libraries in Illinois), College of Lake County, DePaul University, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, The John Marshall Law School, Knox College, LIBRAS, Lincoln Land Community College, National Louis University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Oakton Community College, Richland Community College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Waubonsee Community College.

CARLI system leaders selected by the library directors at contributing institutions will attend the OTN Summer Institute in Minneapolis. These leaders are: Anne Chernaik, College of Lake County; Chris Diaz, Northwestern University; Kathy Ladell, Northern Illinois University; Anne Shelley, Illinois State University; and Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CARLI staff member Elizabeth Clarage, will also attend.

Following this initial institute, CARLI’s system leaders, in conjunction with OTN staff, will coordinate full-day “train the trainer” workshops to be offered to CARLI member libraries in 2018. These workshops will focus on developing leaders at Illinois colleges and universities to assist in cultivating strategies for advancing the use of open educational resources, specifically openly licensed textbooks, to lessen the cost of these materials for students on their campuses.The workshops will also help attendees gain expertise in helping faculty understand the negative impact high textbook costs can have on students’ academic performance.

For more information about CARLI’s OTN membership, contact Elizabeth Clarage, clarage@uillinois.edu or send an email to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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