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Open Illinois Initiative

The CARLI Open Illinois Initiative is a commitment to facilitate members’ use and support of Open Educational Resources (OER), especially training, advocacy, and coordination of cooperative effort for the benefit of CARLI libraries.

This site includes links to materials that may be helpful to CARLI members who are engaged in or plan to advocate for adoption of OER on their campuses. This site was developed in response to results from a survey distributed to member libraries in Fall 2017.

In 2017, CARLI became a consortial member of the Open Education Network to support our members as they promote open textbooks and open resources at their institutions. In 2020, the Open Textbook Network became the Open Education Network

In addition to open educational resources, librarians and instructors can also advocate for library services, such as licensed resources or course reserves, to help improve affordability of course materials for students.

Materials on this site were compiled by members of the CARLI Open Educational Resources Task Force. It was updated June 2020.

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