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Introduction to OERs and resources from OER presentations

Special Libraries Association Presentation 2022

Learn More - Mentioned in the presentation

Intersections of OER and Information Literacy. Edited by Mary Ann Cullen and Elizabeth Dill. (2022). Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries.

  • Mary Ann Cullen, OER, Open Pedagogy, and Information Literacy: A Primer
  • Lindsey Gumb, OER-Enabled Pedagogy Meets Info Lit: Empowering the Next Generation of Open Scholars
  • Christina Riehman-Murphy, Situated Learning and Open Pedagogy: Pathways for Undergraduate Students’ Emerging Information Literacies
  • Kathy Swart, Critical Librarianship and Open Education: A Solution to Information Injustice
  • Roger Gillis, Open GLAM as OER: Digital Cultural Heritage and the Intersections of Primary Source Literacy and Information Literacy

OER & and Academic Library [Special Issue]. Edited by Elizabeth Dill and Mary Ann Cullen. Library Trends, 69, 339- 487.

Learn More - NOT mentioned in the presentation

General OER information

Copyright and Creative Commons

Publishing OER

  • Open Textbook Network Publishing Orientation Self-guided course on open publishing, periodically Open Textbook Network offers and interactive, real time version -- see videos below for the Spring meetings.
  • Pub 101 Playlist for Spring 2022 (YouTube) - Covers publishing projects from supporting faculty OER projects to Publishing programs.

Sources used in the presentation

“What Is OER?,” Creative Commons (wiki), updated April 13, 2020,

“Creative Commons license” Wikipedia.

"Price Changes (1996-2016): Selected Consumer Goods and Services." Mark Perry. AEIdeas Blog.

Student average textbook cost: 2021 data Reported by Education Data Initiative.

Human Anatomy & Physiology. (cover image) Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoben. Price information from Georgia State University Bookstore website.

World History Textbook comparison: 

  • World History, 9th ed. (cover image) by William Duiker. Price information from Georgia State University bookstore webiste.
  • World History textbook OER from University of North Georgia Press website:

Data from OER surveys and impact

  • Fixing the Broken Textbook Market. 2014. United States Public Interest Research Group report.
  • "Adopting OER is Better for Everyone Involved." David Lumen blog.

  • "Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation."  2013. Nancy Pawlyshyn, Braddlee Braddlee, Linda Casper and Howard Miller.

  • Colvard, N. B., Watson, C. E., & Hyojin Park. (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 30(2), 262–276.

  • Opening the Curriculum: Open Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2014.  Babson Survey Research Group.


  • From Lindsey Gumb chapter: Website by Heather Miceli and student authors. : CC-BY-NC-S.A 4.0
  • Image on site:  "What is Artificial Intelligence" by Dinesh Rathva is Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
  • Open Stax Instructor resources (remix of page segments)
  • Animation Physics. Alejandro Garcia.   (example of OER that is not a textbook)
  • General Principles of Chemistry. 2022. Textbook by Antara Dutta, Maher Atteya, Ahmed A. Baosman, et. al. with original interactive exercises by Jeremy Speed-Schwartz. 
  • Culturally Competent English and more examples:
    • Seiferle-Valencia, M. (2020). It's Not (Just) About the Cost: Academic Libraries and Intentionally Engaged OER for Social Justice. Library Trends, 69(2), 469-487. 
    • OER and Social Justice with Marco Seiferle-Valencia Transcript (podcast), JUNE 10, 2021 / JOSIE GRAY /
  • Source (not example) Gallant, Jeff “Even More Open: Inclusive Design in Open Educational Resources.” Carterette Series webinar October 27, 2021

  • Hall, Barbara and Wallace, Elizabeth, "College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success" (2018). English Open Textbooks. 14.

  • An Introduction to African and Afro-Diasporic Peoples and Influences in British Literature and Culture before the Industrial Revolution. 2021.  By Jonathan Elmore and Jenni Halpin.

  • Source (not example) Wiley, D. (2013, October 21). What is Open Pedagogy? (discussion of disposable assignment)

  • Recipe Transcription project

    • Article: Christina Riehman-Murphy, "Situated Learning and Open Pedagogy: Pathways for Undergraduate Students’ Emerging Information Literacies," 2022. Intersections of OER and Information Literacy.

    • Website:

    • Transcribed recipe example: Medicinal and Cookery Recipes of Mary Baumfylde. June 1626.

  • Anna Murray Douglass Project
    • See Culturally Competent English
    • Image of Anna Murray Douglass in public domain
    • Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives: 
  • Kathy Swart, "Critical Librarianship and Open Education: A Solution to Information Injustice." 2022.  Intersections of OER and Information Literacy. (Diversifying Humanities Curriculum and correcting misinformation.)

  • Antonio Henrique Amaral, Notumo (etching). 1959. Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación/ Museo Nacional del Grabado. Foto: Diana B. Hoffmann - Casa Nacional del Bicentenario/ Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación. 

  • Open Access at the Met.

  • Camille Carot. A Woman Reading (painting). 1869 and 1870.

  • ENGL 1102 Spring 2022 (Novokshanova): Making a Website (LibGuide) by Sheeji Kathuria and Mary Ann Cullen.