I am the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for Iowa State University
. For my work, I do a variety of activities related to outreach and education on open access, open education, copyright, and other scholarly communication topics. In addition, I also teach Iowa State University’s Information Literacy course, Library 160, and provide liaison support for the Anthropology and Sociology departments at the university.
My main job duties at this time are related to open educational resources (OER). I have created guides
, and tools for users to learn more about OER, including a handbook, The OER Starter Kit,
and a series of Youtube videos
intended to introduce faculty to the world of open education. I have also coordinated the Iowa State Open Education Mini-Grant Program
and chair our university’s Open & Affordable Education Committee.
My personal and professional interests lie in open access in the humanities, open education across disciplinary lines, and the very broad category of “open science.”
If you have a research project you are seeking collaborators for, feel free to reach out (email@example.com) and I will let you know if I’m interested.