Wednesday, December 07, 2016 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Carothers Library, Galanti Lounge
15 Lippitt Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communications & Special Initiatives Librarian at UMass Amherst, will speak about the UMass Library Open Education Initiative. Since spring 2011, UMass has provided grants to faculty for using existing free or low-cost information resources in their courses. The program has generated over $1.3 million in student savings. Ms. Billings is an alumna of URI's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She heads the UMass Office of Scholarly Communication and is a recognized leader in the scholarly communication field.
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