SPARC Europe Publishes New Open Education Strategy: Librarians as Agents of Change
From a SPARC Europe:
We are pleased to announce a new Open Education Strategy for 2024-2026, Librarians as Agents of Change. We will support Higher Education policymakers, librarians, ambassadors and facilitators of OE in Europe to implement the UNESCO OER Recommendations using a targeted and action-oriented approach. With this strategy, we aim to make the many connections between Open Science policy and Open Education ever clearer to both policymakers and academic institutions.
Our mission to support these stakeholders also seeks to enable the conditions, foster and catalyse the opportunities presented by Open Access and Open Science to maximise the access to, creation, reuse and adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER), Practices (OEP), services and infrastructure for all and seek to sustain those. We do this whilst respecting and favouring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to reflect and meet local needs.
Our five goals going forward are to
- Support OE policy development and encourage investment in OE
- Raise awareness of the value of OE, OER and OEP and stimulate action
- Advocate for the recognition and reward of OE
- Build capacity and upskill librarians to become even more effective in supporting OE
- Facilitate DEI-rich OEP across all corners of Europe.
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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.