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Registration and Call for Lightning-Talk Proposals Open: IACRL Spark Event on Equity and Open Educational Resources (Online Thurs., Dec. 9, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM)–Proposals Deadline Fri., Oct. 29

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, Western Illinois University)

The IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for Spark: Open Pathways – Exploring the Intersections of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources. The event will take place from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 9, via Zoom. Library workers from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend!

Registration is now open. To register, go here.

The Committee is also seeking proposals for 10-minute lightning talks. Proposals should focus on one of the following topics.

  • culturally responsive instruction and “Open”
  • elements of traditional textbook publishing or pedagogy that exclude
  • how “open” can clear barriers to DEI
  • OER is not fundamentally diverse or inclusive
  • OER and Belonging

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

To see the full call for proposals, check here. The deadline to submit one is Friday, October 29.

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