American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Releases OER Toolkit (Freely Available)
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new toolkit to help position school librarians in efforts to create and curate open educational resources (OER) that will extend their role as leaders within their schools. The OER Toolkit is freely available.
The toolkit was developed to help school librarians who are grappling with how to translate the OER movement to K–12 educational settings. Its goal is to help school librarians understand the process of curating and creating OER for their school, district, and/or state.
[Clip]The toolkit is organized using the Domains and Shared Foundations of AASL’s “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries” so users can clearly identify potential roles, responsibilities, and opportunities.
The use of personas in the toolkit will help users understand how school librarians can interact and collaborate with educators, administrators, and other stakeholders to achieve their district’s OER implementation goals.
Direct to OER Toolkit
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.