ALA Unit/Subunit: AFL-CATHLA
Meeting Type: Affiliate Session
Eliminating economic, technological and legal barriers to education has a moral component -- at the professional, personal and institutional levels. This According to the 2016 Babson report "Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education": The barriers to adopting OER most often cited by faculty are that “there are not enough resources for my subject” (49%), it is “too hard to find what I need” (48%) and “there is no comprehensive catalog of resources” (45%)." This session is designed to help librarians locate existing free and Open content -- books, textbooks, OER, creative commons, newspapers, archival collections and more. It covers general education resources (Including OER megasearch, Opentexbook collections, Creative Commons collections, etc) as well as Catholic education collections (including Catholic Research Resources Alliance, Catholic News Archives, and more.