The Open Textbook Network is accepting applications for librarians interested in earning a certificate in Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarianship. The cohort-based program aims to equip librarians to
develop comprehensive knowledge in open education and open education programming, and be able to apply that knowledge within their own local context, culture, and goals. In addition, participants will focus on practices necessary to navigate the interpersonal and institutional conflicts often encountered when building open education programs. Some examples include: navigating questions about academic freedom, building productive relationships with the campus bookstore, and engaging library colleagues in open education initiatives. The curriculum will also address how to build and sustain momentum with campus constituents, as well as supporting multiple layers of faculty engagement including OER adoption, creation, editing, and teaching strategies.
Applications are due October 20, 2018.