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Friday, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Best Practices with OERs: Finding and Using Them Without Worrying About Copyright”
Kris Helge, Director of Library Services, Tarrant County College–Northwest
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Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
“Faculty-Librarian Collaboration: An Exploratory Study of Student Information Literacy Behavior”
Dr. Larry C. Bryant, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Special Education, University of North Texas at Dallas; and Robert Taylor, Librarian, University of North Texas at Dallas
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Friday, February 24th, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Best Practices with OERs: Finding and Using Them Without Worrying About Copyright”

This presentation discusses what OERs are, various types of OERs, how they relate to copyright, and best practices for using OERs. Attendees will learn about specific types of OERs, where to find them, and how to use them. Also, this presentation describes that when using OERs, one can feel confident about related copyright issues. This presentation also offers lessons from successful and challenging experiences when implementing OERs. For example, the presenter discusses how one campus has offered events, special interest groups, surveys, and special collections to promote open access and open educational resources, which excited co-workers and patrons.

Kris Helge, Director of Library Services, Tarrant County College–Northwest

Kris HelgeKris Helge is the Director of Library Services at the northwest campus of Tarrant County College. In this position, Kris advocates for, implements, and educates others about open educational resources. He earned a B.A. from Baylor University, and M.L.S. from the University of North Texas, a J.D. from Houston College of Law, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary information science from the University of North Texas. He is author of articles, book chapters, and a book related to copyright, open access, and OERs.

 


Saturday, February 25th, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

“Faculty-Librarian Collaboration: An Exploratory Study of Student Information Literacy Behavior”

The qualitative study explores the information literacy behavior of undergraduate education students. Using a collaborative model, students were exposed to a step wide process enriched by the expert knowledge of the faculty member and librarian. Outcomes favor students declaring that they have continued to use library resources for their Information literacy needs across and beyond their academic course work.

Dr. Larry C. Bryant, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Special Education, University of North Texas at Dallas; and Robert Taylor, Librarian, University of North Texas at Dallas

Dr. Larry BryantDr. Larry Bryant is a faculty member in the school of education at the University of North Texas Dallas. His field of study is rehabilitative psychology and special education. He currently prepares students for their EC-12 teacher certification. His research focus centers on urban youth development, systems of justice, and special education.

 

 

Robert TaylorRobert Taylor is a librarian at the University of North Texas Dallas. As a librarian, he focuses on providing students with quality information literacy instruction in individual, small group, and classroom settings.

 

 

 

 

Library Section Co-Chairs:
Twyla Reese-Hornsby, Tarrant County College–Northeast
and
Marissa Saenz, Wharton County Junior College