This webinar will walk librarians through Open Education Resources (OER), explaining the term, licensing issues, and how OER relates to the mission of libraries, both public and academic. The talk will also discuss the challenges of finding and sharing OER material and will discuss how OER initiatives could evolve with the help of librarians. The talk concludes with some case studies of OER projects in an academic library setting.
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Steven Ovadia is Professor/Deputy Chief Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He developed and led a fully online workshop that resulted in almost 150 CUNY faculty getting trained in OER. He is the author of The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud (Chandos, 2013) and Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches (Manning Publications, 2016). He was the Internet Connection columnist for Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian and his work has been published in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library Philosophy and Practice, and Journal of Web Librarianship.