On April 8-9, 2018 a non-representative sample of scholarly communication librarians and allies (about 40 people) met at the James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University to brainstorm, consider, and critique a yet to be created open educational resource (working title: Open Textbook of Scholarly Communication Librarianship) with primary support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and additional support from ACRL, SPARC, and NCSU Libraries.
The goal of the two-day meeting was to work together as a community of practice to consider how we could share our knowledge and experiences in a resource to be utilized primarily in LIS curricula – either as a standalone “Topics in Scholarly Communication” -type course or distributed across curricula as intersections with other and perhaps more commonly offered courses (e.g. IL instruction, collection development, information policy, digital libraries, etc). The ideal resource/s would represent and advance our practitioner praxis, values, and perspectives in a format/scope that is adoptable (and adaptable) by LIS instructors and students vis a vis David Wiley’s 5Rs: retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute.
For more detailed information and documentation please see the OER+Scholarly Communication @ NCSU Event Recap [comments encouraged].
Attendee Molly Keener wrote a reflection on the the Wake Forest ZSR Library Professional Development Blog.
Maria, Josh, and Will wrote Working at the Intersection of Scholarly Communication and Open Education for the ASERL Blog.
Tweets from the event can be read at #lisoer.