Celebrate Open Access Week with Tulane University Library!

Introduction to Open Access Publishing & Resources

  • Monday, October 23rd. 12pm. RSVP
  • Instructor: Raquel Horlick, Sciences and Engineering Librarian

Curious about publishing in an OA journal but worried about the quality of the publication? Confused over article processing fees, and the different types of open access formats currently available (ex., Gold, green, and hybrid)? This workshop will provide an overview of OA Publishing, including types of OA policies, resources to evaluate publishers and journals, and how OA can promote your research.

Make your Course More Affordable with Open Educational Resources

  • Wednesday, October 25th. 12pm. RSVP
  • Instructor: Raquel Horlick, Sciences and Engineering Librarian

According to the Consumer Price Index, from 2006-2016, the cost of college students' textbooks increased by 88% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). It is estimated that on average, full-time college students enrolled in a 4-year institution spent 1,240$ in 2019-2020 on textbooks (https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org). One way faculty and staff can address this equity issue is to assign open educational resources (OERs) instead of traditional costly textbooks in their classes. In this workshop, we will cover some of the tactics used by traditional textbook publishers and their impact on student success. We will review some of the established OER policies and initiatives currently available and identify reputable, scholarly OER for your classes.

Using OERs in The Classroom - Panel Discussion

  • Friday, October 27th. 11am. RSVP. Location: Room 306 Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Have you considered using an Open Educational Resource or Open Textbook in one of your classes but are unsure where to start? In this panel, we will have faculty and graduate students who currently use OERs in their classrooms share their experiences to date as well as some suggestions on how to incorporate OERs into your teaching.

This workshop will be in person only. The physical location of this workshop is the CELT classroom, located on the third floor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

CELT is co-sponsoring this in-person event and snacks will be provided.