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The Creation and Use of Information Literacy OER in a Writing Classroom

Abstract
During the 2021-22 academic year, Massasoit Community College librarians embarked on creating a remix of the OER textbook "Introduction to College Research." The intention of adopting the textbook was to produce a new, semester-long asynchronous model of library instruction. By eliminating the time constraints of one-shot instruction, a wider variety of information literacy topics could be covered, related to both students’ academic careers and everyday lives. This was a detailed project with an extended timeline, as all librarians involved were new to the creation and editing process of an OER. Librarians chose to target English department faculty for the OER adoption as English Composition I is a required course for all students which also accounts for a number of library instruction sessions. This provided the largest possible audience of learners early on in their academic career. Librarians worked closely with English faculty to create learning and training opportunities for incorporating the OER into the introductory writing class. This presentation will outline the timeline for the OER project as well as discuss faculty development around issues of OER and Information Literacy. Plans for assessment and discussion of faculty experience will also be explored within the session.
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2023-04-05
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