About Me

education

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE,  Bloomington, IN

Master of Library Science, 1986

 

GOSHEN COLLEGE, Goshen, IN

Bachelor of History, 1980

professional experience

NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE, Traverse City, MI |August 2008 - May 2019

DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES

 

SUTTONS BAY BINGHAM DISTRICT LIBRARY, Suttons Bay, MI | 1998-2005

LIBRARY DIRECTOR

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Rochester, MN | 1995-1996

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY, Elkhart, IN

1986-1992

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

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.

Key Skills

  • 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

Presentations

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.