Taking OER to the LIS: Launching an Open Education Course for Library Science Students

While there are open education continuing education programs for practicing librarians, there were no known courses focusing on open education in any of the ALA-accredited library science programs. This presentation will focus on the development and delivery of an online, one-credit course in Open Education Librarianship for the San Jose State University iSchool. Attendees will learn about the nature of the course, its learning objectives, structure and content. To encourage aspiring librarians to develop an appreciation of or passion for open education it is desirable to incorporate it into the LIS curriculum. This presentation will consider the potential and effectiveness of this approach for developing the next generation of Open Education Librarians.
Steven Bell
Associate University Librarian, Temple University
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