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International Journal of Open Educational Resources




This case study highlights an ongoing library collaboration with faculty recipients of a statewide Wikipedia Image Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes. OER textbook grant at a rural public research university in the southeast. It emphasizes the evolving needs of teaching faculty open to OER grant writing and development, and the necessity of librarians to be creative in delivering this support. The authors describe how they expanded liaison and technical service roles to educate faculty about the meaning and benefits of OERs, guided selection of appropriately licensed and pedagogically aligned materials, supported development of the grant proposal, and supported development and maintenance of the OER product itself. Central to this study is how liaison and technical services librarians collaborated with faculty to open up the LibGuides CMS platform to host OER materials. This paper provides a comprehensive case study encompassing service development in support of the grant funding process, development of the content management infrastructure for hosting and developing the OER product, next steps, and recommendations of best practices. Throughout, the authors argue for the importance of intra-library collaboration and expanding liaison and technical services roles for effective OER support.


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