Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus

On April 23, 24, and 26, CARLI will be hosting trainers from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) as they give Train-the-Trainer workshops as part of CARLI’s OTN membership.

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop.

CARLI plans to create an attendee document for those that attend in-person. This will be shared only with those that attend in-person. This will help attendees to identify others that are also working on OER. Please indicate on the registration form if you would prefer to “opt out” and not have your name and email on this document.


  • Dave Ernst, PhD: Director, Center for Open Education; Executive Director, Open Textbook Network
  • Sarah Faye Cohen: Managing Director, Open Textbook Network

Who should attend:
These sessions are intended for librarians or library staff who plan to give training sessions at their local institutions. The OTN’s Train-the-Trainer workshop will increase participants’ familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development.

CARLI members are encouraged to bring with them a local partner be it another librarian or library staff member or someone on their campus also involved with OER including but not limited to instructional designers, faculty or campus staff members involved with local OER efforts, or university administrators.

Registration: Due to expected high interest in these workshops, CARLI is limiting registration to 2 people per CARLI member library.

CARLI will establish a waitlist. 

If registration is not full on March 15, CARLI will open registration to those on the waitlist. Registration will close for all workshops on April 8.

CARLI plans to stream the program on April 24 for those not able to attend in person. The program will NOT be recorded. You do need to register for this option.

To register for the April 24 program at Loyola University Chicago, please click on the "Register" tab above. Due to limited space, all registrants will be placed on the waitlist and will receive an email from CARLI when registration is changed from WAITLIST to REGISTERED. Registration will close Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Register for the April 23 program at Governors State University (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Register to receive the connection information for the video streaming of the April 24 program
Register for the April 26 program at Heartland Community College (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

If you will need accommodations in order to participate in any CARLI programs or events, please email Early requests are encouraged in order to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

Loyola University Chicago
Schreiber 908 Center - Wintrust Hall (Floor 9)
16 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Parking Information: Parking is not free

Public Transportation Information:
The Water Tower Campus (WTC) is around the corner from the CTA Red Line Chicago station at 25 E. Pearson St.
To plan your trip to campus and for maps of CTA train and bus lines please click here.

08:30 - 09:00 AM Check-in, Coffee/Tea
09:00 - 09:45 AM Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals
09:45 - 10:45 AM Identifying obstacles to open textbook adoptions: activity + discussion
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:30 PM Tools & resources for open textbook programming: the Open Textbook Library
11:30 - 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 - 02:15 PM Workshop training on affordability, student academic success, and open
02:15 - 02:30 PM Break

02:30 - 03:30 PM

Developing programs on your local campus

  • Strategies for addressing common challenges
  • Developing incentives

03:30 - 04:00 PM

What do I do now?

  • Actions you can take (activity)
  • Customizing your deck
  • Local workshop logistics

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.