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(via Emily Ford, Portland State University)

Registration is open for the ACRL Presents webcast “Opening Peer Review in LIS”​. It will take place on Tuesday, September 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. More information is below.

What does it mean to peer review in library and information science? What does it mean to be reviewed? How do our professional identities intersect with this vital research and publishing role? And what does it mean when peer review is opened to reveal these identities? In celebration of Peer Review Week 2021, this free webcast with Emily Ford will share insights into peer review in LIS as discussed in Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry, a newly published book from ACRL.

To register, please go here.

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(via Ruth Slagle, Jackson State Community College)

Registration is open for the ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section webinar “OER: What’s Next? Accessibility”. It will take place on Tuesday, August 3, starting at 11:00 AM CDT. Join Elisabeth Morel and Aura Lippincott for a panel focusing on what is next for OER concerning accessibility.

This one-hour synchronous event will feature two presenters, followed by a Q&A.

Elizabeth Morrell has been the Director of AccessAbility Services at Western Connecticut State University for the last nine years and is a member of a systemwide Accessibility Council where she co-chaired an effort to create a systemwide accessibility policy. Prior to her arrival at WCSU, she was a Program Coordinator at the Center for Students with Disabilities at her alma mater, University of Connecticut. Throughout her professional career she has been an advocate for equal educational access and an active member within the system to enhance the support provided to students with disabilities.

Aura Lippincott is Instructional Designer at Western Connecticut State University where she partners with faculty to develop online, hybrid and on-ground graduate and undergraduate courses. Prior to this, Aura was Instructional Designer at Post University, Director of Instructional Technology Solutions at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Information Literacy Librarian at the UCLA Anderson School’s Rosenfeld Management Library. Aura coordinates the WCSU Libraries’ OER Initiative and serves on the CSCU OER Coordinating Council and the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Coordinating Council

Attendance is free. Register here.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Amy Minix, Indiana University Bloomington)

The Education and Behavioral Science Section of ACRL is hosting a webinar panel to discuss how to implement OER. The webinar, titled “Implementing OER in Education & Behavioral Sciences”, will take place on Friday, July 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Librarians Dorinne Banks (Open Education Librarian-George Washington University), Heather Blicher (Coordinator of Library Services-Reynolds Community College), and Lindsay Inge Carpenter (Pedagogy Librarian-University of Maryland) will share their experiences working with faculty and instructors to promote and engage with Open Educational Resources. Topics will include: opportunities and resources for librarians to learn about OER, intersections of OER and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, how to build community (locally, regionally, & nationally), and models that have been helpful for implementing OER. Feel free to submit anonymous questions for the presenters via this link.

To register for the webinar, please go here.

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(via Rachel Scott, Associate Dean for Information Assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library)

Two years ago we emailed to request your input on Open Access policies in your libraries. Our findings were recently published in portal and are available here. We thank you for your input and invite you to offer your feedback on the study and findings!

We are now working on a book (tentatively titled Policies for Open Access Literature in Library Collections, to be published by ALA with a CC license) and encourage you, once again, to please share with us library policies surrounding OA. Some of examples of library policy statements or considerations related to OA include the following.

  • library policies for selecting and/or deselecting OA titles / packages for their collections
  • library policies related to workflows for adding/maintaining OA titles/collections
  • library policies for removing access to OA titles or collections
  • library policies for (negotiating) transformative, or read and publish agreements
  • library policies related to institutional repositories or other Green OA initiatives
  • library policies for contributing funds to crowdsourced OA publishing initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched or SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).
  • library statements acknowledging university, national, or other OA mandates or policies

We’d love to highlight your good work at the intersection of OA and library collections! Please let us hear from you by Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Open Access, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Rachel Scott, Associate Dean for Information Assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library)

Two years ago we emailed to request your input on open access policies in your libraries. Our findings were recently published in portal and are available here.

We thank you for your input and invite you to offer your feedback on the study and findings!

We are now working on a book (tentatively titled Policies for Open Access Literature in Library Collections, to be published by ALA with a CC license) and encourage you, once again, to please share with us library policies surrounding OA. Some of examples of library policy statements or considerations related to OA include the following.

  • library policies for selecting and/or deselecting OA titles / packages for their collections
  • library policies related to workflows for adding/maintaining OA titles/collections
  • library policies for removing access to OA titles or collections
  • library policies for (negotiating) transformative, or read and publish agreements
  • library policies related to institutional repositories or other Green OA initiatives
  • library policies for contributing funds to crowdsourced OA publishing initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched or SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).
  • library statements acknowledging university, national, or other OA mandates or policies

We’d love to highlight your good work at the intersection of OA and library collections! Please let us hear from you by Tuesday, May 25; we’ll send a reminder on May 18.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Open Access, Scholarly Publishing, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Dr. Andrea Baer, Rowan University)

Please join us on Tuesday, May 25, at 3:00 PM CDT, for the ACRL SLILC (Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee) Open Educational Practices Showcase (event description below). Register here. A recording be made available following the event.

Event Description

Seeking to cultivate more inclusive and equitable learning environments, many librarians are exploring open educational practices (OEP) through which students are invited to engage as co-learners, knowledge creators, and active agents in their learning process. In this online session, librarians and fellow educators from a range of institution types will share about their experiences with OEPs, lessons learned, pedagogical considerations, and ongoing questions related to these projects. The event will consist of three presentations, followed by a question-and-answer session. Please see below for descriptions of each OEP project.

“Open Textbook Writing as a Tool of Instruction in Information Literacy Courses”

Yang Wu, Open Resources Librarian, Clemson University; Anne Grant, Instruction Coordinator/History Librarian, Clemson Libraries; and Megan Palmer, Assessment Librarian, Clemson Libraries

Semester-long information literacy courses give academic librarians the opportunity to go beyond teaching basic information literacy skills and engage students to critically reflect on the politics of information production, dissemination, and consumption. However, they also challenge librarians to develop more effective strategies to motivate students and sustain their interest over a long period. This is particularly important in the online and hybrid learning environments created by COVID-19. Our presentation introduces open textbook writing, an open education practice as a creative solution to student engagement in semester-long information literacy courses. Given by librarians who have used the practice since 2019, it highlights the connections between open textbook writing and the ACRL Framework and shows participants how the practice can be applied to courses in online and face-to-face environments. The presenters reflect on differences between these teaching environments and use student surveys and assignments to demonstrate the benefits of open textbook writing.

“WikiEdu: Open Educational Practice Overload?”

Brandon Adler, Assistant Professor, Head of Library Services, & Information Literacy Librarian (University of New Orleans)

WikiEdu is an immensely powerful Open Educational learning tool for students highlighting the work they contribute on a global scale. WikiEdu teaches students to look at information with an eye toward equity, inclusion, and diversity. By contributing research and writing to a Wikipedia article, students tackle important issues with information and content gaps, such as Wikipedia’s gender and minority gaps. Likewise, learning about and identifying content gaps teaches students to recognize research and writing with an eye toward “notability” and “neutrality” which helps to identify information written with biased or subjective points of view. Wikipedia is a wonderful tool for knowledge creation and collaborative scholarship; but is it too much? This presentation explores whether students are losing the framework in the weeds of learning the WikiEdu platform. Or vice versa? Can WikiEdu succeed in meeting its goal as an equitable and inclusive learning environment if students struggle to keep up?

“OEP Collaborations and the Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap: Considerations for Planning, Implementing, Sharing, and Sustaining Open Pedagogy Projects”

Bryan McGeary, Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian, Pennsylvania State University, Ohio University; Christina Riehman-Murphy, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Pennsylvania State University

In this presentation we will discuss our collaborations with faculty on two open pedagogy projects (a student-authored textbook and a student-glossed anthology) and how this work informed the creation of our Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap, which we’ve designed to guide faculty through the process of planning, implementing, sustaining, and sharing their own open pedagogy projects. We will discuss issues inherent in this work, such as values, student agency, assessment, and the role of open pedagogy in fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The organizers of the 2021 Open Education Southern Symposium (online July 12-16, Monday-Friday) are seeking proposals that reflect the conference theme of “Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability”.

Proposals should fall into one of the following two categories.

  • Presentations: 25 minutes
  • Panel Discussions: 50 minutes

We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators from all educational institutional levels (K-16) and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy. 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 the following.

  • Sustainability for OER
  • Open Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Adoption and creation of resources
  • OER Publishing
  • Best Practices and Impact of Open Education
  • Creative Commons, Copyright, and Other Licensing
  • Marketing and Advocacy
  • Open Pedagogy Practices
  • Student Success
  • K-12 Highlights
  • Funding Strategies for Developing OER
  • Instructional Design Strategies for OER
  • Trends & Emerging Ideas
  • OER in Community Colleges
  • Tenure, promotion, and OER
  • OER Community Building
  • Assessment
  • Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education
  • Crowdsourcing OER Project
  • Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, and OER on Campus
  • OER Basics: Tips for New Programs
  • Student Engagement in OER Advocacy
  • Accessibility and OER

OESS is committed to highlighting a variety of voices and experiences. First time presenters are encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submission Details

  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19, at 11:59 CDT. 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 2021 Proposal Reviewing Procedures document to guide their evaluation of submissions.
  • The program committee will deliver decisions to submitters by Monday, April 19.
  • Presenters will be asked to accept or decline the invitation to present by Friday, May 7.
  • 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 (openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com).

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The Open Education Southern Symposium (OESS) planning committee is excited to announce that registration and our call for program proposals for OESS 2021 is now open! This year, the Symposium will be held virtually, on the Whova platform. The event will take place from July 12 to 16 (Monday through Friday), with programming being broken up over the course of the week rather than holding our normal full day-and-a-half event.

The OESS2020’s conference theme is “Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability” and will feature keynote Anita Walz, Assistant Director of Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for professionals and advocates, both new and experienced, engaged in open education to gather, learn, and share.

The standard registration rate is $35. The student registration rate (limit of 25) is free. This rate is made possible through the support and assistance of the Global Campus, and it is available to only undergraduate and graduate students.

Registration is limited to 450 attendees, total. To register, please go here. The deadline for students is Wednesday, May 12. The last day for standard registration is Saturday, June 12. Direct any registration-related questions to the Planning Committee, at openedsouthsymposium@gmail.com.

Please watch for a separate message with the call for program proposals.

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(via Laura Sare, Texas A&M University)

The editors of the open-access journal DttP: Documents to the People are soliciting submissions for upcoming issues. We are interested in publishing articles on government information and government activities at the local, state, national, and international or intergovernmental levels.

We are especially interested in articles regarding government and current events. The following are examples of potential topics.

  • open data and the sharing of data, including public data, particularly COVID-19 and health care data and census data
  • government/civic efforts and policies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on government services and funding
  • data and evidence-based policy-making
  • elections, voting laws and procedures

Submissions can be formatted as research articles, case studies, or informational articles; or as multiple author discussions of a topic and are editorially reviewed. The editors are open to other formats as long as they fit the scope of DttP, which focuses on government information and its use.

For more information, consult DttP’s Guidelines and Instructions for Authors. Any questions can be directed to Lead Editor Laura Sare, at dttp.editor@gmail.com. DttP is the official journal of ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).

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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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