At Touro College, there is a growing focus on open educational resources and open scholarship. We, the presenters, were recently hired to continue work started by our predecessors on Open Touro, Touro College’s OER initiative, and TouroScholar, Touro’s open access institutional repository. For both of us, these are our first professional positions after library school, and as we take up these projects, we have begun to think more about the things we wished we had known before we started and what we have learned about open access in our first weeks on the job.
Our poster engages with this year’s theme of exploring the role of equity and open knowledge in open access environments, systems, and practices by considering the preparation of new librarians to take on the work of open, both in and out of library school. Our poster will present an overview of the work being done at Touro College, our experiences on the job, and what hiring and managing librarians can do to improve the management and staffing of their open access projects, particularly when they are run by early career librarians.
Westbrook, G., & Valente, T. (2020). Too New or Two New? Early Career Librarians Leading Open Efforts at Touro College. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/tcl_pubs/109
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