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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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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

As the cost of textbooks and other educational materials are exponentially increasing, many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. More and more librarians are now being tasked with supporting faculty, students, and other members of their communities with the adoption of OER.

Join us on December 4, 2019 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources, where we will explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting open educational resources. Regina Gong, the Open Educational Resources (OER) & Student Success Librarian at Michigan State University, will kick off the conference at 10 am Central with her opening keynote, Paving the Way Towards Students Success: Librarians as Leaders and Partners in OER Initiatives. This keynote presentation will highlight the work done by librarians in advancing awareness of and advocacy for open education. How can librarians provide meaningful support and be an integral partner to the different stakeholders on campus to encourage and sustain OER adoptions? More importantly, she will share how we as a community can ensure that our work is supported, valued, and celebrated. Throughout the rest of the day learn about how libraries are supporting OER in specific subject areas, developing partnerships with faculty and students, using OER in the classroom, cataloging OER materials, and much more.

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

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Slides From 2019 HSLI Conference Keynote Address Available

The slides from Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe’s keynote address, “From One Big Deal to Another? Libraries in an Open Access Age”, are available here. The talk covered what one can consider an open access age, whether or not libraries benefit from “Big Deal” agreements with publishers, and what alternatives libraries might have in the future.

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(via Kristina Clement, University of Wyoming)

The International Journal of Open Educational Resources (IJOER) will be hosting a fall/winter special issue on Open Education Resources & Libraries. This issue will be hosted by featured guest editors Samantha Cook and Kristina Clement of the University of Wyoming Libraries. This special issue of the International Journal of Open Educational Resources (IJOER) will focus on librarians, libraries, and Open Educational Resources. Papers may draw from any of the following topics, though authors are encouraged to elaborate on these ideas. This list is meant to be broad, general, and to get your creative juices flowing! If you have another topic of interest that you would like to write about that is not listed here, please send the editors a brief message with your thoughts and ideas. 

Topics of Interest

OER Collaborations between Librarians and Faculty

Incorporating Open practices and Open Educational Resources in library instruction

OER grant programs and/or partnerships

Open Educational Processes

OER Platforms

Copyright and OER

Assessment of OER and/or OER Grant programs

OER and accessibility

Library support for OER

OER and open pedagogy

OER and institutional repositories

OER and digital scholarship/digital humanities

OER best practices

OER and collection development

Demonstrating the value of OER

Submitting a Paper Proposal

Paper proposals should be submitted via google form

 with all author information, an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your proposed article, and up to five keywords.

Paper proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until July 3, 2019. Accepted paper proposals will be invited to submit full articles for peer review.

 

Full link to the paper proposal submission form: https://forms.gle/SioYfKMzU8USUoPe7

 

Publication Schedule

Paper Proposal due by July 3rd

Full Papers due by August 7th

Peer Review comments returned by September 16th

Final revised papers due October 25th

 

Journal Information

The aim of The International Journal of Open Educational Resources (IJOER) is to provide a venue for the publication of quality academic research with an emphasis on representing Open Educational Resources in teaching, learning, scholarship, and policy. The International Journal of Open Educational Resources is a bi-annual, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic publication sponsored by theAmerican Public University System (APUS) and the Policy Studies Organization.

 

Featured Guest Editors

Samantha Cook, Instructional Design Librarian, scook13@uwyo.edu

Kristina Clement, Student Success Librarian, kclemen8@uwyo.edu

University of Wyoming Libraries

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Introduction to Scholarly Communications

Instructor: Carli Spina
Dates: June 3rd through 28th, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/152-scholarly-communications.php

The scholarly publishing environment continues to evolve, but one aspect that has not changed is the central role that librarians play in this arena. Faculty are looking to the library for advice on how to navigate the increasingly complicated process of publications and for guidance on the impact copyright has on both their own publications and the materials that they use in their classes. Once librarians have established their expertise in these areas, they not only have an opportunity to offer much needed services to their patrons but also to serve as true advocates on campus in conversations about Open Access, tenure procedures, and course design.

In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the scholarly communications landscape and will learn the basics on academic publishing issues, copyright, Open Access, and institutional repositories. By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to:
– advise colleagues and patrons on scholarly communications issues,
– determine whether their institution should have an institutional repository and, if so, how it should be administered
– navigate common copyright issues that occur in libraries and academic institutions
– advocate for change at their institutions
– keep up-to-date in this fast changing area of librarianship

Carli Spina is an academic librarian. Previously, she was the Head Librarian, Assessment and Outreach at the Boston College Libraries. Carli holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has extensive experience working on user experience, web design, and technology projects as well as serving as a coordinator for services to patrons with disabilities. She is a member of LITA’s Bylaws and Organization Committee. She was also the inaugural chair of LITA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the leader of the ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group. She teaches classes and workshops for librarians, academic staff, and students on a range of topics, including accessibility, user experience, and web design.

Twitter: @carlispina
Website: http://carlispina.com/

You can register for any of our courses through the first week of instruction (as long as the course is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements:inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/courses.php

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