Spark: Open Pathways - Exploring the Intersections of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources

Thursday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for Spark: Open Pathways - Exploring the Intersections of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Open Educational Resources. The event will be held via Zoom. Library workers from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open.

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Call for Proposals

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion in OER and Open Pedagogy. Topics to consider include, but are not limited to:.

  • Culturally responsive instruction and “Open”

  • Elements of traditional textbook publishing or pedagogy that exclude

  • How “open” can clear barriers to DEI

  • OER is not fundamentally diverse or inclusive

  • OER and Belonging

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal via the link below by Friday, October 29, 2021. The schedule will be finalized no later than November 12, 2021.

Submit a Proposal

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