The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook from SUNY Open Textbooks. Authors: Deborah Bernnard, Greg Bobish, Daryl Bullis, Jenna Hecker, Irina Holden, Allison Hosier, Trudi Jacobson, Tor Loney


Launch of Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians (OAWAL)

Given the rapid expansion of open access content both by commercial entities and academic institutions, Graham Stone, University of Huddersfield and Jill Emery, Portland State University have created a wiki/blog encapsulating the major building blocks of open access management in the academic library settingThe intention of OAWAL is that it will be an openly accessible wiki/blog site for librarians working on the management of open access content. We hope that librarians can build on OAWAL to create context sensitive workflows at their given institutions.

We are crowdsourcing feedback from the scholarly communication community currently working with open access management to see if these concept overviews are of value and if there are others that should be included.

You can find OAWAL at:

You can submit feedback to this project via the comments sections of the blog or directly via email to Graham Stone<> or Jill Emery<> We also encourage anyone who has existing workflows in place to share these with us in order to help build a repository of OA management examples.

We will also be hosting roundtable discussions on this project at ER&L, if attending please join us for this discussion: Introducing OAWAL: crowdsourcing best practices for open access workflows in academic libraries. In: Electronic Resources & Libraries 2014, 16-19 March 2014, AT&T Conference Center Austin, Texas. We hope you find this wiki/blog helpful and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

All the best,

Graham & Jill

From: Jill Emery <>
Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Subject: [collib-l] Launch of Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians (OAWAL)

Happy Copyright Week

Activities, information and advocacy for copyright issues can be found here: Today is Day 2 and the theme is “Building and Defending a Robust Public Domain”.

  • Day 1: Transparency

  • Day 2: Building and Defending a Robust Public Domain

  • Day 3: Open Access

  • Day 4: You Bought it, You Own It

  • Day 5: Fair Use Rights

  • Day 6: Getting Copyright Right

? Did you know you can license your own work with an open license that will allow other educators to re-use and re-mix your work? Creative Commons has created an easy CC widget generator you can use to facilitate incorporating an open license into your digital works (you can also simply type ‘CC BY Your Name’ for an attribution only license).

Upcoming Class on OER’s

New class forming through the SBCTC that may be of interest to those wishing to learn more about OER’s.

How to Use Open Educational Resources (OER)

Description: “The purpose of this course is to provide information and experience in using open educational resources (OER) in your teaching practice. We will discuss the concept of OER and open licenses. We will also provide plenty of practice in locating and sharing open educational resources. This is a 2-week online, asynchronous course and participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete the course.”

2013 Fall Business Meeting

ACRL Washington and Oregon Fall Conference, October 24 – 25, 2013 at Pack Forest.

Taking Care: Ourselves, Our Users, Our Collections

CLAMS will hold a business meeting from 7-8pm in Macbride 102 on Thursday, Oct. 24th. CLAMS will also co-sponsor a Party & Pub Quiz Night from 8-11pm on the 24th, so we can enjoy lots of snacks, drinks, and laughter after we conclude our business.
Links to the ACRL conference are below. Hope to see you there.