[Eril-l] Core e-forum: Course Reserves, Library Resources, Oh My!: How We Contribute to Affordability Beyond OER

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*Course Reserves, Library Resources, Oh My!: How We Contribute to
Affordability Beyond OER*

November 14-15, 2023

*Moderated by Christina Getaz, D’Arcy Hutchings and Donna Maher*

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Everywhere you look there are webinars and conference sessions on open
educational resources (OER) and how they contribute to DEI, textbook
affordability, and more. But OER that meet instructor criteria are not
available for every course. In this e-forum, we will explore how things
academic libraries already do, including course reserves, fit into the
broader course materials/textbook affordability efforts of our institutions.


Christina Getaz, MSLS, is the Instruction and Assessment Librarian at
Caldwell University in New Jersey. She is the chair of Caldwell’s Open
Educational Resources Committee.

D’Arcy Hutchings, MLIS, M.ED., is the Instructional Design Librarian at
University of Alaska Anchorage. She co-founded and continues to lead UAA
Textbook Affordability since 2015. Previously she worked as UAA’s Course
Reserves Manager.

Donna Maher, MLIS, Ph. D., is the Reference and Instruction Librarian at
the University of Maine at Augusta. Donna was part of the inaugural OER
Honorarium Program at UMA, which began in Fall 2022.

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