WNYLRC Webinar: Open Education Resources and Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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
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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.

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WNYLRC Special Libraries Breakfast Discussion

Join your colleagues for a Special Libraries Breakfast Discussion at WNYLRC on Thursday September 14 from  8:30am to 11am

Trying to find a place to store your newest accessions? Still haven’t found space for things already part of your holdings? You are not alone!

Why not join your colleagues from across the region to discuss the issue of physical storage for collections and what common concerns and/or challenges you may have. As part of the discussion, we have invited guests to join us who have been involved in cooperative efforts with multiple organizations to develop shared spaces for storage and programming. They can relate some of their experiences and maybe provide ideas and suggestions for tackling the space dilemma!

If you can attend, please register by Wednesday September 6th!

See you then!