INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE, Bloomington, IN
Master of Library Science, 1986
GOSHEN COLLEGE, Goshen, IN
Bachelor of History, 1980
April 2009 - present
24/7 CHAT REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE, Traverse City, MI |August 2008 - May 2019
DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES
SUTTONS BAY BINGHAM DISTRICT LIBRARY, Suttons Bay, MI | 1998-2005
ROCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Rochester, MN | 1995-1996
ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY, Elkhart, IN
certifications & awards
Community Recognition Award. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, 2018.
Creative Commons Librarian Certificate. Creative Commons online certification, March 2019.
OER Team Staff Excellence Award 2019, Northwestern Michigan College.
Locating and curating free, openly-licensed educational materials to replace traditional textbooks
Leading OER workshops and information sessions for faculty, students, and staff
Presenting key concepts of OER to stakeholders
Remixing and revising existing OER textbooks
Advising on Creative Commons licensing and copyright compliance
Supporting faculty throughout the OER adoption process
Working with bookstores and online printing sites to make print copies of OER textbooks available to students
Working with OER task forces to plan for and implement institution-wide OER initiatives
Planning and implementing student and faculty events to promote OER
Connecting local OER faculty and staff with knowledgeable advisors in the larger OER community
Expanding Your Search Strategies. MiOER Virtual Summit 2021. 11 August 2021.
Zen-Ed Cohort Trainings. Central Michigan University. 2020-2021.
Faculty Adoption Workshop. Oakland Community College, 21 May 2021.
Searching OER Repositories, with Tina Mullins, Chistina Radisaukas, and Julia Rodriguez. Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, 19 May 2021.
Open Educational Resources: An Investment in Student Success. Henry Ford College, 11 May 2021.
Open Educational Resources for Instructional Designers. Walsh College, 10 May 2021.
Open Educational Resources. Walsh College, 9 April 2021.
Michigan Colleges Online Faculty Conversations, a series of eight informal discipline-specific discussions for Michigan community college faculty, January & February 2021.
Open Educational Resources. Monroe County Community College Faculty Professional Development Day, 7 January 2020.
#OpenEssay Project, with Sarah Wangler. MiOER Summit, 18 October 2019.
OER Adoption Workshop. Oakland Community College, 27 September 2019.
Faculty Conversations, Moderator. Series of seven webinars sponsored by Michigan Colleges Online. 28 Jan. - 5 Feb. 2019.
OER 4 Sale!: Open Washing and the Education Industry. Michigan Open Educational Resources Summit, St. Clair County Community College, 18 September 2018. With Kendra Lake.
Free the Textbook!: OER 101. Gogebic Community College Faculty Professional Development Days, 20 August, 2018.
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?: OER and Sustainability through Community, with Ronda Edwards, Regina Gong, Kendra Lake, and Michele Pratt. Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, 17 May 2018.
Free the Textbook!: Northwestern Michigan College’s OER Story, with Ryan Bernstein. Montcalm Community College Faculty Professional Development Day, 10 January 2018.
The Dollars and Sense of OER: The Economics of Open Educational Resources. Washtenaw Community College Faculty Professional Development Day, 3 January, 2018.
How Librarians Can Help, with Elizabeth Sonnabend. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Webinar. 27 Sept. 2017.
The Quest! Finding OER, Gov Docs, and Web Resources to Create the Textbook of Your Dreams, with Michele Howard. Michigan OER Summit, Kellogg Community College, 22 September 2017.
The Future is Free and Open!: Open Educational Resources and Community Colleges, with Sarah Wangler. 2017 Liberal Arts Network for Development, Muskegon, MI, 16 February 2017.
A Tale of Two Colleges' OER Projects: Learnings and Plans for Sustainability, with Regina Gong. Michigan Academic Library Association Mini-Conference, 9 December 2016.
Librarian and Faculty Collaboration for Open Educational Resources Initiatives and Advocacy, with Regina Gong. 2016 Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference. Central Michigan University, 13 May 2016.