Big News!

A couple weeks ago, I teased on Twitter that we have some exciting news:

Now we’re at #OpenEd18, which is a great place to share:

The ACRL New Publications Advisory Board recently “enthusiastically” approved our proposal to publish the cornerstone of our collaboration: an open textbook of scholarly communication librarianship! ACRL Content Strategist Erin Nevius wrote sharing this news, adding:

The board loves the idea of a text of this type and the open ethos around its publication

We’re thrilled to be working with ACRL on this, and deeply grateful to  Erin and the Advisory Board for advancing this piece of the project to the next step. We’re working on a Memorandum of Agreement to nail down some specifics, and to create a plan of work to get it done, with a probable publication date in 2020 under the new working title: Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Culture: Law, Economics, and Publishing. We’ll share more details as we have them. In the meantime, thanks to the many many people who’ve participated in conversations up to this point!

LIS Faculty Research Materials

The following materials (pdf and .xlsx) relate to research conducted under IMLS Grant LG-72-17-0132-17. Specifically, these materials sought to understand the perceptions and practices of a key stakeholder group in our project: library and information science (LIS) faculty who teach library school students. ALISE Focus Groups were held at the ALISE Conference in Denver, CO in early February, 2018. Both surveys were conducted in Spring 2018.

  1. ALISE Focus Groups
    1. Focus Group Protocol
    2. Focus Group Transcripts
  2. Scholarly Communication Survey
    1. Instrument
    2. Raw Data (Excel)
    3. Qualtrics report
  3. Textbooks Survey
    1. Instrument
    2. Raw Data (Excel)
    3. Qualtrics report

LISOER at Open Ed 2018!

We’re super excited to see folks at Open Ed in Niagara Falls next week! We’re presenting on our LIS OER project twice, both on Friday.

  • Josh is presenting a lightning talk about our engagements to date with LIS faculty, “What do MLIS Faculty Know about OER?” at 11:45 in the Governor’s Amphitheater. See full description on the schedule.
  • After lunch, Maria, Will, and Josh are hosting a symposium from 1:30 – 2:30 in Cascade 1, “OER is for Everyone!: Granularity as an Approach to Scaling OER Creation through Open Canvas.” We’re planning to use a simple tool called Open Canvas to design learning objects that share your unique knowledge, skills, and abilities in our session, so if making stuff sounds fun, join us! Full description on the schedule.

We also have an incredible piece of news to share, which Josh teased on Twitter:

Can’t wait to high five everyone for all the great things you’re doing! If you’re interested in this work but we haven’t met, please introduce yourself!