Sharing and Caring: Research Libraries connecting with user communities and openly sharing electronic content for educational purposes

Sharing and Caring: Research Libraries connecting with user communities and openly sharing electronic content for educational purposes

Date workshop: 6.7.2022

Timing workshop: 9:00 – 12:00

Coffee break: 10.15AM

Minimum number of participants: 6

Maximum number of participants: 30

When the pandemic started and library buildings were suddenly closed, access and connection became much more important than before. Students and teachers needed support in accessing publications but were also looking for support in general, best practices and tools. At the same time, there was a lot of room for creativity and innovation. You could just try out new stuff because it was needed and there was no other way to get the job done.  

Access to resources was an important issue but not the only one.  

Many of these experiences turned out to be very useful, even after libraries opened their doors again. So how can we take these new experiences into the future and offer new educational services for students and faculty? Open Educational Resources are an important asset in supporting students and staff in an online environment – not only during a pandemic.  

The session will be an open session where everyone can share experiences, resources and best practices. As working group members, we will moderate the session and start ourselves with sharing experiences and services.   

There will be a round with short 2-minute-presentations at the beginning. The short presentations shall serve as appetizers. After a round of short presentations, we will set up tables so people can get together to discuss the topics of the short presentations in more depth.  

People who would like to give a short presentation should contact the organizers in advance to facilitate the planning of the session. 

51st LIBER Annual Conference