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Event Name:Open Educational Resources 101 for Librarians
Competency:Collection Development and Reference
Description:Heard of Open Educational Resources (OERs) but not sure what they are? Want to gain some hands-on experience working with OERs and exploring their use in libraries and other educational settings? Join us at this all-day workshop to learn why you should care about OERs, where you can find them, and how you can use them to better serve your community.

Interest in OERs is gaining momentum all over the world and, now more than ever, librarians are poised to become essential partners in their creation and promotion. Whether you work in a public, school, or academic library, OERs can play an important role in building relationships, improving student learning, and supporting our mission to share education and information widely. Participants will leave this workshop with a better sense of what OERs are, strategies for finding and evaluating open resources, and take-away goals for promoting OERs in their own library or community.

Topics for Workshop
  • What are OERs?
  • Why should librarians care?
  • Barriers to OERs
  • OERs and Creative Commons
  • Finding OERs
  • Comparing and Evaluating OERs
  • Using OERs as a practitioner
Mandi Goodsett
is the Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian at Cleveland State University. She earned her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Mandi's professional interests include open education, critical thinking and library instruction, and distance learning. In keeping with her interest in promoting open education, Mandi also serves as an OhioLINK Affordable Learning Ambassador for Ohio. To learn more about Mandi, you can visit her website at

Carla Myers serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. She earned her MLIS from Kent State University. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, library copyright issues, and open educational resources.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

Event Date:03-08-18
Event Time:10:00 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Location:Baldwin Wallace University
Ritter Library
57 E. Bagley Road
Berea, OH 44017-2088

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in Open Educational Resources

Competency:  Reference and Collection Development

GEO Cost:      $160
Bronze Cost:  $120
Silver Cost:    $ 80
Gold Cost:     FREE

There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.
We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.
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