[Libs-Or] OLA Quarterly Showcase: Forrest Johnson and Michaela Willi Hooper, LBCC

Charles Wood wuchakewu at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 12:02:22 PDT 2019

Forrest Johnson is an Assistant Reference Librarian and *Michaela Willi
Hooper is* the OER and Textbook Affordability Librarian at Linn-Benton
Community College. Please download and read their new article, “iFixit With
the Library: Partnering for Open Pedagogy in Technical Writing,” here:

>From their article, “As of 2017, 36 percent of full-time faculty at LBCC
had adopted or created OER. The student savings from the use of OER,
library resources, and other free materials stands at over $3 million
dollars (based on new bookstore price) since the campus OER initiative
was formalized
through the creation of a Textbook Affordability Steering Committee in 2015….
The value of open education goes beyond simply saving students money. It
can also enhance student learning by allowing instructors to customize
textbooks to better meet the needs of their students, or even engage
students themselves in creating and improving their course materials and
other open content.”

We don’t have to tell you how amazing this is. Please read on to learn more
about this groundbreaking and exciting, collaborative work being done in
Albany, Oregon.  Also, please read this before the conference as there may
be a quiz.

Thank you,
Charles Wood
OLA Communications
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