BLC Workshop: Open Educational Resources: What Faculty Need to Know (2 of 2)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In October 2020, the BLC announced the launch of the OpenBLC pilot initiative to support faculty adoption of OER across the 19 member libraries, supported by a generous grant from the Davis Educational Foundation.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the OER Community of Interest will lead a core group of librarians and staff from the member libraries in designing a workshop series for faculty to increase their understanding and awareness of open textbooks. The Presidential Grant from the Davis Educational Foundation will fund $200 stipends for up to 50 faculty members who attend a workshop and review an open text in the Open Textbook Library, a collection of 800 freely available electronic textbooks supported by the OEN.


Faculty at any of the 19 BLC member libraries are invited to attend this workshop for an overview of the current state of Open Educational Resources (OER) as tools to facilitate access, inclusivity, and equity, and as tools to change the landscape of higher education pedagogy.

Workshop participants will have an opportunity to explore OER in their discipline, and will leave with a stronger understanding of their role as OER consumers, creators, and advocates.

Share your expertise by writing a review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library, a collection of more than 850 freely available electronic textbooks.

This workshop will be offered once in April and once in May 2021. More information about OpenBLC can be found via this link: