Contribution to Books
This recipe describes starting a library-led open educational resources (OER) as a mechanism to recognize and promote cost-savings for students while allowing faculty to tailor their learning materials to specific pedagogy needs. The grassroots approach is best implemented alongside existing organizational infrastructures. At the University of Wyoming (UW), the OER initiative developed without a dedicated position or home department but rather a collaborative foundation across the libraries which builds momentum, spreads the message, and ultimately the workload.
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Smith, Shannon M.; Hutchens, Chad; and Kvenild, Cassandra. (2021). "WY Open: A Grassroots Open Educational Resources Initiative". In B. Buljung and E. Bongiovanni (eds.), The Scholarly Communications Cookbook, 82-89. Association of College and Research Libraries.