July 29, 2015 -- 2PM EST (1PM CST | 12PM MST | 11AM PST)
Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators - Presented by Mary Ann Cullen
College textbooks have gotten so expensive that many students are opting not to buy the textbook at all, but are taking their chances at lower grades or resorting to work-arounds like sharing textbooks, photocopying from classmates, or finding illegal copies. An increasing number of educators are seeking alternatives to traditional texts, including open educational resources (OERs) and library resources. This webinar will introduce you to what OERs are (and aren’t) and how librarians can support this movement as advocates, advisors, and participants in creating OERs. While primarily directed at academic librarians and administrators, the information provided also applies to media specialists and public librarians who work with home schoolers interested in free and low-cost educational resources.
Sources cited, mentioned, or used as examples, in the order in which they appear in the Carterette webinar. Many of these sources also appear elsewhere in this guide.
Using Library Resources Tutorials
Finding OERS & Creative Commons Licenses
Mary Ann Cullen photo - self
Cuniform tablet, book, e-book, group meetings - Microsoft clip art
Librarians as Superheros by Shelley Harris. Personal photo used by permission.
Librarians as Educators slides are a combination of Microsoft Clip Art and screenshots of various PowerPoint Presentations, including this one. :)