College & Undergraduate Libraries
With the rising costs of tuition and textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OERs) are becoming increasingly important. The university library, in collaboration with faculty, is a natural leader of OER initiatives at institutions of higher education. Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library embraced this leadership role by assisting a faculty member with developing an OER, which involved balancing the workload between librarians and the faculty member, determining successful modes of communication, taking advantage of graphic design skills, and more. The success of this initial collaboration has led the Library to expand its support of OER initiatives on campus.
Goodsett, Mandi; Loomis, Barbara; and Miles, Marsha, "The More We Work Together: Leading Campus OER Initiatives through Library-Faculty Collaboration" (2016). Michael Schwartz Library Publications. 128.
This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in College & Undergraduate Libraries September 2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2016.1206328.