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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.

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
  • Learn OER (from Washington State) 
  • The OpenLearningHub has hosted a MOOC the last years in the Spring and maintains an active presence on Twitter and via Blogs. It's broader than OER, but is a great source for information. 

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

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