For immediate release | April 16, 2020

Unlocking the Library of Congress

As Higher Ed moves into developing and encouraging more Open Educational initiatives, how can libraries leverage collections available to them, become part of the conversation, and help build our growing OER communities?

Register today for the upcoming webinar "Unlocking the Library of Congress: Enhancing your OER Initiatives via the Library's Collections" scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020. This webinar will apply the concept of Open Educational Resources to the treasure box of historical collections and primary source materials available through the Library of Congress. Through the exploration of OER concepts and examples, we will navigate the audience through an overview of support resources like subject matter experts and research guides and the Library's wealth of OER-potential collection materials, over 2 million resources, and growing.

Hear directly from Laura Berberian, Fine Arts & Sociology Reference Librarians in the Research & Reference Services Division at the Library of Congress, Christine (Kris) Pruzin, reference librarian in the Researcher & Reference Services Division of the Library of Congress and Meg Metcalf, the Women's Gender, LGBTS+ Sudies Librarian at the Library of Congress.

This webinar will be specifically beneficial to academic, school, public and reference librarians, everyone is welcome.

This webinar is sponsored by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) a division of the ALA, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers' advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need.


Ninah Moore

Program Officer-Continuing Education


(312) 280- 4398