The GSU Library Celebrates Open Access Week: October 25-31, 2021
How the library can help with ebooks and ebook chapters for your Spring course
Tuesday, October 26 |10:00am - 10:45am
Presented by Denise George, Education Librarian and Affordable Learning Georgia Library Champion
For instructors building out a course, searching for content can be time consuming, and locating content that considers affordability adds another layer of time. Ebooks and ebook chapters provided by the library can help ease financial burdens for students and time constraints for instructors.
From renowned academic publishers such as Cambridge, Wiley, Sage, and Taylor and Francis to open educational resources like those found in SUNY Open Textbooks, Open BC Textbooks, and OAPEN, the Faculty Select database covers a variety freely available options. The database also includes features that can help instructors locate library provided course content, open content, and course content the library can purchase with your request.
Some key features of the Faculty Select database include:
In this session, we'll review the Faculty Select database and discuss other course content related questions.
Attend at: https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/denisegeorge
Creative Commons Basics
Wednesday, October 27 |3:30-4:00pm
Presented by Lauren Bellard, Urban Studies Librarian
In this presentation, GSU Librarian Lauren Bellard will cover the basics of Creative Commons (CC) licensing. She will provide an overview of the history and mission of the CC organization, the six different types of CC license options, how the licenses work with copyright law, and using and creating CC-licensed work. Lauren will share her slides and links to the many additional resources available.
Attend at: https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/lbellard
Learn about an ALG Mini-Grant OER Collaboration between a professor & a librarian!
Thursday, October 28 | 3:00
Presented by Dr. Kathy Dolan, Sociology Professor and Jennie Law, Assistant Professor & Librarian
Join us to learn about the creation of an ALG Mini Grant's organizational framework and deliverables, the incorporation of the materials into Professor Dolan's courses, the ongoing stewardship of the outward facing materials, and the Clarkston library's future plans for subject specific programming. We'll also talk about how we used our respective experience and knowledge to successfully fulfill the grant's charge.
Attend at: https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/jlaw
GSU Professors Making Textbooks more Affordable: A Panel presentation
Friday, October 29 | 2pm-3pm
The GSU Library in coordination with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies presents a panel discussion on open and affordable course materials. The high costs of course materials can be prohibitive for students and can influence academic success, course throughput rates, and more. In this panel discussion, we will hear from GSU professors, librarians, and instructional design specialists about how they created and adopted free or affordable course materials.
These projects were made possible through Affordable Learning Georgia’s Affordable Materials Grants. Requests for Proposals can be found at: https://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/about/grants