Open Textbook Network is accepting applications for an inaugural cohort of librarians to be certified in OER Librarianship. Applicants should be, or anticipate becoming, newly responsible for building open education programs at their institutions and seek formal training, a community of peers, and expert mentors in order to build sustainable, collaborative, and effective open education programs on their campuses. Librarians who successfully complete the full program will receive a Certificate in OER Librarianship from the Open Textbook Network.
The Certificate in OER Librarianship is a professional development program that will create effective open education program leaders who want to be stewards and advocates for open educational resources. Individuals selected for the program will participate in online instruction February-April 2019, a three-day in-person program held immediately preceding the ACRL 2019 conference in Cleveland, followed by additional cohort and online work through September 2019.