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Thursday, November 9 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Will They Fund It? Pitching an OER Project to your VP of Finance

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Open educational resources are a growing topic on college and university campuses and many libraries are considering starting OER projects. How can these projects best be pitched to university administration? What might convince your VP of Finance to support this project, and what might these administrators consider barriers? Through interviews with 10 Vice Presidents for Finance and Administration at public and private universities across the U.S., the researchers sought to gain an understanding of factors impacting OER programs as seen by those carrying primary responsibility for university budgets. Attendees will be presented with the study’s research questions and the initial findings, and will have an opportunity to ask questions about the interviews and suggest future directions for research. They will gain an understanding of themes emerging from the data that have an impact on librarians seeking to implement or grow OER programs at their universities.

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Xan Arch

Dean, Clark Library, University of Portland
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Adam Murray

Dean - LET, James Madison University
Adam Murray received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington in 2001 and his Master's of Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro in 2006. He completed his doctoral degree in May 2014 from Western Kentucky... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401