OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Thursday, October 12 • 11:00am - 11:25am
Table 3 - Walking the Walk for Open Pedagogy: Community Design of a Shared Open Educational Resource about Scholarly Communication for Librarians and Learners

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Librarians have become a major stakeholder in the open education movement. However, many of the courses in which we are taught our craft are still bound by traditional commercial texts. The open, collaborative nature of OER lends them a unique ability to support community-driven learning and sharing, making them an ideal venue for introducing new learners to a dynamic, aspirational field like scholarly communication. Librarians from three institutions - Kansas, Illinois, and NC State - are developing an OER for training librarians and other learners about what scholarly communication librarianship is and what it has the potential to be.

This presentation describes our work developing a collaborative, community-driven, dynamic OER for introducing students and practitioners to scholarly communication. An open resource is critical to this approach because scholarly communication has a multiplicity of contexts and meanings so institutions, instructors, and learner need to be able tell their own stories. Openness creates a space in which voices historically excluded from presumed Š—“authorityŠ— can influence and even own the narrative, contributing stories which are inspirational and grounded in experiences often left out of traditional textbooks. Join us for an overview of a dynamic new OER project and an exploration of the transformative potential of open pedagogy in librarianship and scholarly communication.

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Josh Bolick

Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Kansas
I support open access, author's rights, copyright & fair use, and open education programming at the University of Kansas. I'm a presenter for the Open Textbook Network and an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group. Ask me about the IMLS Grant I'm pursuing with Will Cross... Read More →
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Maria Bonn

Senior Lecturer, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Maria Bonn is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as asenior lecturer. She teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment... Read More →
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Will Cross

Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU Libraries
William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues. As a student at the University of North... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Royal Ballroom