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Open Educational Resources: OER Task Force

A guide for instructor basic understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), including how to find, evaluate, use and adapt OER materials for their own curriculum.


Access Services Librarian (Kayla Reed)

Assistant Library Director (Amber Carr)

Bookstore Manager (Greg Needham)

Distance Learning

  • Director (Scott Snell)
  • Instructional Designers (Diana Fordham and Felicia Morley)

Emerging Technologies Librarian (Lucy Wang)

Library Director (James Capeci, chair)

Teaching Faculty Members

  • Robert W. Plaster School of Business
  • School of Arts & Sciences (Tim Wilson)
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences

Technical Services Librarian (Hong Li)

Elect Secretary


Schedule meetings, maintain agendas and minutes

Create subcommittees as needed

Perform environmental scan of OER awareness and usage on MSSU campus


  • Example: faculty and student perspective on OER

Review OER materials, search engines and platforms in the marketplace

Explore and establish protocol for integrating OER materials into the teaching and learning of MSSU courses via Blackboard

Report findings and make recommendation to Academic Affairs

Communicate, educate and market OER to teaching faculty and staff

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