Open Educational Resources and Affordability: A Three-Part Webcast Series

Wednesday, 2/24/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Wednesday, 3/3/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Wednesday, 3/10/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

OER off-roadshow logo

ACRL's traveling RoadShow workshops are on hold until it's safe to resume large in-person gatherings, but we're working to bring you the same great content through virtual experiences. These "Off-RoadShows" have been designed to help academic library professionals tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today

The three-part OER and Affordability webcast series will help you understand the basics of open educational resources (OER) and how libraries can be involved in affordability initiatives at your institution.

Webcast One: Foundations of OER

Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
This webcast will build foundational knowledge about OER: What are OER? How do they impact faculty and students? Presenters will describe key aspects related to OER, including textbook affordability, customization, and inclusion.

Webcast Two: Library Roles and Campus Partners

Wednesday, March 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
In this webcast, presenters will discuss examples of and opportunities for library involvement in affordability initiatives—for example, advocacy, promotion, discovery, funding, and more—as well as potential campus partners in OER initiatives.

Webcast Three: OER in Your Institutional Context

Wednesday, March 10, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
Presenters will facilitate the customized development of next steps appropriate to your institutional context. Participants will leave this webcast with ideas and strategies for advancing open and affordable resource use, including building community around OER, and will have tools and resources for continued engagement.

Learning Outcomes

Webcast One
Participants will be able to:

  • Summarize key principles of open educational resources and affordability
  • Explain common motivators for the adoption, modification, and creation of open and alternative course material
  • Develop an understanding of how OER relates to inclusion

Webcast Two
Participants will be able to:

  • Describe possible roles for librarians in supporting open and affordable resource use
  • Identify campus partners that can support OER initiatives
  • Analyze how existing library skills and tools can be leveraged in order to advance the use of open and affordable resources

Webcast Three
Participants will be able to:

  • Articulate motivations for advancing OER within your institutional context
  • Identify achievable actions, strategies, and goals for real-world application
  • Sustain their personal development and engagement around open and affordable resources

Who Should Attend

This is an introductory series designed for attendees new to the topic of OER. It is appropriate for librarians with leadership and administrative responsibilities, liaisons, or any library staff member interested in building a foundational knowledge of affordable and open educational resources.

Host

Heather Blicher headshotHeather Blicher
Coordinator of Library Services
Reynolds Community College

 

 

 

 

Kathy Essmiller headshotKathy Essmiller
OER Librarian and Library Liaison to Music and Theatre Departments
Oklahoma State University

 

 


 

Ariana Santiago headshotAriana E. Santiago
Open Educational Resources Coordinator
University of Houston

Registration

Cost

Save money and register for the full three-part webcast series!

FULL SERIES
ACRL member: $130
ALA member: $200
Nonmember: $230
Student: $100
Group*: $595

INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

*DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19 RELATED LIBRARY CLOSURES: For purposes of group registration, ACRL will define a group as up to 30 individuals from a single institution working remotely and logging in individually from multiple locations to participate in the live webcast. Also, group registration includes access to the archived recording for one year for unlimited staff at a registered institution.

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of our attendees; please contact mconahan@ala.org if you have special registration circumstances.

How to Register

Register for the full series

  • Locate the webcast series under the February 2021 header (February 24-March 10 dates)
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast series title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Register for an individual webcast(s)

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the February and/or March 2021 heading.
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. Zoom works on both PC and Apple platforms.

Contact

If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need to make arrangements for special assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).