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Open Educational Resources for Allied Health Professions and Health Sciences

The proposed project is intended to support the sustainable creation, adaptation, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in allied health professions and health sciences fields at large. Our faculty fellowship is designed to include training in relevant health sciences resources from the NNLM, training in OER authorship and use, and support in using the resources from the NNLM to create OER. Faculty fellows will meet monthly with the OER Librarian to work on their OER project and monthly as a group (facilitated by the OER Librarian) to discuss OER theory and advocacy in order to create a community of practice where they can find support. We will also hold a librarian training, which will cover how to assist faculty in adopting, adapting, and authoring OER; how to establish and maintain faculty partnerships; and how to advocate for OER. We will deliver this program to Touro College librarians, but the materials will be made openly available afterward, so that other libraries can hold their own program; we will incorporate NNLM materials into this training.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Educator, college & post-grad
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Georgia Westbrook
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Funding Period:
Jun 11, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
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