It’s my job here (well I made it so) to try and generate some activity in this space, which has been somewhat quieter for a while. I can see peeking into the dashboard that some 30 new users have joined in the last few days.
How about some introductions? I’d sure like to know more about the reasons people signup here, what they are looking for, and maybe what they might want to contribute. If you are new here (or not, there’s room for everyone to reply) please say hello, let us know where you are, and maybe what is most pressing/interesting for you in the large category of open education?
“Hello!” by ayes is licensed under CC BY 2.0 and was found by a search in Openverse
Hello. I’m Sue from Palo Alto College - Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio, TX. USA. I’ve been here for a bit. This is my go to for all things OE. I can tell you the people who created this and maintain it are AMAZING!
I’m in my second year as an OER librarian. This journey is a wonderful adventure. Back in the early 2000s when I was teaching in special education I heard about the concept of “open education.” I am so proud to be here.
Thanks for being an active part of this space, Sue. Please ask as many questions that can help you in your work or share more from the work you are doing.
And it’s very positive that Palo Alto College provides a role of OER Librarian. I’d be curious and may try to ask more folks to give us a sense about the day to day work you do in that role (one which likely did not exists when I started in education) or what it means to be an OER Librarian.
Hi Sue! Glad to hear from you. It is good to read the support that you receive from your institution. Also, glad and surprised as well, to read ‘OER librarian’. After reading this, I realised that such a post is needed for the overwhelming amount of work that is required! The work that you do must be really immersive. That also means that we have a ‘go-to’ person here for us!