Due to a procurement delay, we are unable to offer a one-day conference on open practices for libraries. Instead, join us virtually for a two-hour online program for Pacific Northwest librarians to share concrete, implementable ideas about how to incorporate open practices into all aspects of library work. We will look beyond persuading faculty to adopt OER (though this is important) to investigate changes in how we carry out all library functions in order to facilitate a culture of open.
Librarians from public and private colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest are invited to attend the Open Practices for Librarians Conference.
Keynote: The Library is Really, Really Open – Candice Watkins & Jennifer Snoek-Brown, Tacoma Community College
Many librarians approach the concept of open through work on open access or open educational resources (OER). At their core, these open practices are about access and equity, reflecting the deeply held principles of our profession. At Tacoma Community College (TCC), the library has focused on a holistic, team-oriented approach to brainstorming and integrating open practices into our library’s framework, including how we approach information literacy instruction, collection development, faculty liaison work, copyright education, and creation of LibGuides and other learning objects. In this presentation, TCC’s library director and the faculty OER librarian will outline this practical and grounded approach to open practices throughout the library, and invite colleagues to share their own ideas for integrating open practices into library services and workflows.