Open Educational Resources Task Force

Chair: Sara Rachel Benson
Chair: Janet Swatscheno
Past Chair: Kathy Ladell
Past Chair: Anne Shelley
CARLI Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Clarage
CARLI Staff Liaison: Lorna Engels

Name Institution
Annette AlvaradoLoyola University Chicago
Sara Rachel BensonUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Anne ChernaikCollege of Lake County
Elizabeth NelsonMcHenry County College
Anne ShelleyIllinois State University
Susan ShultzDePaul University
Janet SwatschenoUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Linda ZellmerWestern Illinois University

Body to which the group reports: Board of Directors

The Open Educational Resources Task Force will support CARLI’s commitment to the “Open Illinois Initiative,” namely participation in the Open Textbook Network (OTN), cooperation and collaboration on open educational resources (OERs), and identification and development of materials about OERs for libraries’ use with their institutions. This commitment includes the planning and delivery of statewide training about OERs, and the development of web resources related to Open Educational Resources.

The membership of the OER Task Force may include System Leaders (attendees of the Open Textbook Network Summer Institute), staff from CARLI Members that have an Institutional OTN Membership, and staff from CARLI members already using OERs.