The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Tuesday, June 7 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Help. I Want to be Open. (1:45 - 2:15) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 40 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Open Textbooks, Open Education, Open Access, Open Pedagogy, Open Data, Open Research - Open is a hot topic in Universities currently. But how can librarians participate in the movement? Or better yet, how can they drive it?

Find out what is happening at trendsetting institutions and their libraries within the Open movement - locally and internationally. Librarians often get mentioned in the same breath as the open education movement, yet some might not know where they actually fit in.

Learn some quick methods you can start using almost immediately after the session. Come away with open strategies that you can use to kick start the movement at your institution, or to enhance the open movement that is already growing in your workplace!

Caroline Daniels, Systems,Web & Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Brenda Smith, Distance and Document Delivery Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian and Flexible Learning Coordinator Humanities & Social Sciences Division, University of British Columbia

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Caroline Daniels

Systems Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Ask me about how Librarian's can be part of the OER movement.
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Erin Fields

Open Education and Scholarly Communications Librar, UBC
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Brenda Smith

Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Brenda Smith is the Open Education Librarian at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC, Canada. She is a past recipient of a BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Firenze Conference Room (Second Floor)