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Registration Open for ACRL Maryland Chapter’s Virtual Program “Open Educational Resources and Equity” (Tues., Jan. 11, 8:30-11:30 AM CDT)–Deadline Fri., Jan. 7

(via Sean Hogan, University of Baltimore)

The Association of College & Research Libraries, Maryland chapter, is sponsoring a virtual program on Tuesday, January 11, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM CDT. The program will focus on the topic of “Open Educational Resources and Equity”. The registration deadline is Friday, January 7. Please see below for more information.

What do you think about when somebody mentions Open Educational Resources (OER)? A lot of conversations about OER’s begin and end at the cost. OER’s are free of course. But there is much more to OER’s when it comes to equity. Equity of access, equity of participation, equity of representation, and equity of outcomes all play a role in promoting use of OER’s in your library and on your campus.

Please join ACRL MD and Nancy O’Neill, Associate Director of the William E Kerwan Center for Academic Innovation of the University System of Maryland for a morning of learning about OER’s and equity. In ad​dition, Maryland state library OER practitioners will share their experience and expertise. Outcomes from this program include summarizing key principles of OER’s in order to explain opportunities for adoption and creation, analyzing how library skills can be leveraged to advance use of OER’s, and identifying roles for librarians and campus partners to support OER’s at your institution.

To register, go here. Please direct any questions to shogan@ubalt.edu.

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