Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries


SEMLOL Fall 2017 Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


The Fall SEMLOL meeting will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies, 9th Floor Hub, 485 West Milwaukee Avenue, Detroit. Free parking will be available in the College for Creative Studies Ramp.

The keynote speaker is Regina Gong, OER Project Manager/Manager of Technical Services & Systems, Lansing Community College. Her presentation is titled "Librarians as Leaders and Partners in OER Initiatives," with the following description:

Open educational resources (OER) projects and initiatives are increasingly gaining momentum in higher education particularly in community colleges. The OER movement is framed as a way of saving money for students, providing equitable access to learning materials from day one of the class and enabling faculty to take control of learning materials away from commercial publishers and into their hands. As librarians take the helm in leading OER initiatives, issues such as workload, sustainability, support, advocacy, and management come into play. In most cases, especially community colleges, OER work is one among many roles that librarians assume. If OER is a social justice issue, then it is equally important to think about how the work affects those who lead and manage the project and how we can ensure that it is supported institutionally. This presentation will talk about the problem that gave rise to OER, the value proposition for OER, and how librarians are a good fit to be leaders and partners in an OER initiative. Learn about the success of the OER project at Lansing Community College, its impact on students and faculty, and strategies that deliver results toward increasing OER awareness, adoptions, and support in your institutions.

Regina's presentation will be followed by addtional presentations. The schedule is as follows:

12:30 - 1:00 pm - Registration
1:00 - 1:10 pm - Welcome
1:10 – 2:00 pm – Keynote: Librarians as Leaders and Partners in OER Initiatives: Regina Gong, Lansing Community College
2:10 - 2:50 pm - What's Happening in the Textbook Industry: Kate Pittsley-Sousa, Eastern Michigan University
2:40 - 3:10 pm - Break
3:10 - 3:50 pm - Identifying Best Practices for Establishing OER in Academic Libraries:  Anna Granch, Tim Streasick, Mardigian Library, University of Michigan-Dearborn
3:50 - 4:00 pm - Wrap up and evaluations

The registration fee is $15.00 and includes refreshments ($20.00 after October 30).

For more information and for a map, please download the flier.

To register, go to the Eventbrite link.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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