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Open Educational Resources: Professional Development

ACRL: Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordability RoadShow
In 2019, ACRL added an OER-focused workshop to its Roadshow offerings

Copyright, Open Licensing, and Open Educational Resources
This module describes how to locate, identify, and use existing openly-licensed resources (resources with a Creative Commons License), library-licensed resources, resources that reside in the Public Domain, and resources used under Fair Use.

Copyright for Educators & Librarians (MOOC)
This open course focuses on copyright law and includes an overview of Creative Commons licensing.

Creative Commons Certificate for Educators, Academic Librarians, and Open Culture
This open course focuses on Creative Commons.

Elder, Abbey K, The OER Starter Kit. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Digital Press, 2019.
This text was created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). It includes five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER.

Open Education Week
Annual international celebration held in the spring; site includes information on past events, projects, resources, and materials.

Jhangiani R. & Biswas-Diener R. 2017. Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI:
This book provides an overview of OER and open pedagogy, with case studies to illustrate their use.

EDUCAUSE: Open Educational Resources
Brief, case studies, papers, and reports on OER in higher education.

Self-paced online courses designed for faculty audiences that would be useful to librarians:

  • "Pathways" Curriculum created (and taught) by Tidewater Community College

Videos on the reference interview process for OER

Email Discussion Lists

OEN Google Group
For members of the Open Education Network: Members of the CARLI OER Committee represent CARLI in this group.

For CARLI members

SPARC Open Education Forum
SPARC Libraries & OER Forum, open to anyone regardless of SPARC membership.

Targeted toward community and technical colleges, but open to anyone.