Since UMass Amherst began their Open Education Initiative in 2011, community colleges throughout the state have used the UMass model to inform their own initiatives. Representatives from UMass and three community colleges will share how this collaboration has shaped local OER work, an future plans to move their initiatives forward.
Chelsea Contrada has been the OER and Outreach Librarian at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA since 2016. She earned her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Before working at STCC Chelsea was a clinical librarian in a hospital library. Her interests include health literacy, open pedagogy, open access, and the role of information access within social justice movements.
Tim Dolan graduated with an MLIS from Simmons College in 2016, and currently works as a reference and instruction librarian at Greenfield Community College. His role at GCC is expansive, but areas of particular interest include media literacy, open access and open education, and developing intensive, integrated information literacy curricula with faculty across disciplines.
Jeremy Smith is the Digital Projects Manager in Scholarly Communication and the Communication Department Liaison at the UMass Amherst Libraries. His previous position was as the manager of a grant funded project to digitize the entire W.E.B. Du Bois manuscript collection, housed in the UMass Library Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Prior to acquiring his Masters in Library Science (MLS) in 2009, he was a staff producer and editor for the Media Education Foundation (MEF), a Northampton-based non-profit video production company founded by UMass Communications Professor Sut Jhally.
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University and Community College Collaboration for OER Success