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Webinar with ENY/ACRL: Academic Libraries & Open Educational Resources (OER)

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar Description:

As colleges and universities look to Open Educational Resources to provide students with affordable academic materials, libraries and librarians are key partners.  This hour-long webinar will include practical experiences, challenges, and observations of four panelists moderated by Jean-Paul Orgeron of the James M. Milne Library at SUNY Oneonta.

About the Panelists:

Carli Spina is an Associate Professor and the Head of Research & Instructional Services at SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She frequently writes, presents, and teaches on copyright, Universal Design, accessibility, and inclusion in libraries.

Elvis Bakaitis is currently the Interim Head of Reference at The Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library. They are a member of the University LGBTQ Council, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, and LACUNY Diversity & Multicultural Roundtable. Bakaitis coordinates the Open Pedagogy Fellowship, Mina Rees Conversation Series, and Spring 2021 Open Knowledge Intensive. 

Emily Kilcer (she/her) is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University at Albany where she works to educate, support, and connect open efforts on campus. Before joining UAlbany, Emily spent several years at Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication on projects that supported outreach and education around open access, copyright, licensing, and electronic theses and dissertations.

Jennifer M.K. Jensen is a scholarly communications librarian at SUNY Oneonta, where she co-leads the campus OER Initiative and promotes the use and creation of Open Access scholarship. She is a new librarian, graduating in May 2020 from the University of Kentucky with an MSLS. For that degree, she conducted a practicum at the University of Nairobi College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences in Kenya, where she experienced the value of Open Access materials from the international point of view. Prior to living in Kenya, Jennifer worked with a community development institute at Cornell University for six years. She has a Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a B.A. from Boston College.

This webinar is presented by both CLRC & the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL).

ENY/ACRL is one of 42 local chapters of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Members represent private and public college and university libraries, and special libraries in the Eastern New York region. ENY/ACRL follows the mission of its parent organization to “lead academic and research librarians and libraries in advancing learning and scholarship.”

Live captioning will be provided.

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**All participants will have the option to request a certificate of attendance for one contact hour.**

All CLRC events are open to CLRC members and members of the Empire State Library Network.

All attendees are expected to follow CLRC’s Code of Conduct:

CLRC strives to support an open exchange of ideas within a safe and respectful environment. We value your attendance at CLRC conferences, meetings, and events, and are dedicated to providing a positive event experience for all participants and members. We want all CLRC events to be welcoming, supportive, and comfortable for all members of the library community.

Treat CLRC staff, event attendees, and speakers with respect.

Participation in discussions and activities should be respectful at all times. All are expected to exercise tolerance of the perspectives and opinions of all present and use discretion with photographs, recordings, and sharing. Be aware of your presence, and be thoughtful in sharing, listening, and knowing when to do which.

We do not tolerate harassment in any form. If a participant engages in disruptive or harassing behavior, CLRC may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. Event organizers will assist participants in contacting building/venue security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. If you are being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a CLRC staff person immediately. 

This is a working document. We welcome ideas, suggestions, and proposed revisions based on your needs and experiences. Please contact rkluberdanz@clrc.org to get involved.


March 26
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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