Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) on Wed, Oct 2, noon Pacific American Library Collection(3:00 pm EST) for a free, open webinar on how libraries are leading the way with Open Courses, Open Educational Resources, and Open Policies. Three leaders who support students, faculty, and colleges through open educational policy and practice will be featured.
Dr. Patricia Profeta, Dean of Learning Resources at Indian River State College will share how she and other Florida State College librarians have developed open courses on information literacy and internet search to prepare students for college-level research. These courses have been published in Florida’s Orange Grove repository with a Creative Commons license.
Donna Okubo, Senior Manager of Community Outreach and Advocacy, at Public Library of Science (PLoS) will share their amazing collection of open science resources and journals that you can use in the classroom at your college. PLoS has implemented a new publishing model to support scholarly authorship and allow public access to the peer-reviewed results.
Nicole Allen, OER Program Director at, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) of the Academic and Research Library (ARL) will share SPARC’s plan to broadens its advocacy from open research to include all open educational resources (OER). Working with college libraries to extend their copyright expertise to include open policies is a critical component.