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Join the VALE OER Ambassadors and experienced OER administration and faculty to learn about Open Educational Resources and how to integrate them into your institution’s curriculum. Coffee and lunch will be provided. This workshop is intended for faculty, librarians, and staff/administrators.



Registration is free, but limited to individuals from VALE Member Institutions.


Directions & Parking

Directions: Campus Map

Campus Building: Room #CH124, Cohen Hall

Parking:  Guests will be parking in Lot 7, and no parking passes are needed.


Agenda & Schedule

9:30am-10am:  Registration and Refreshments

10am-10:10am: Welcome
Heather Craven, Dean, Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center, County College of Morris
​John Marlin, Vice President of Academic Affairs, County College of Morris

10:10am-10:20am: Overview of VALE’s OER Initiative
Greg Fallon, Associate Dean of Learning Resources, Passaic County Community College
Steve Chudnick, Director of Bankier Library, Brookdale Community College

10:20am–11:30am: Open Educational Resources New Jersey Ambassadors Present:

Why OER?
Janet Marler, College Lecturer II-Library, Ocean County College

What is OER? 
Alison Cole, Computing and Information Technology Librarian, Felician University

Where Do I Find OER Resources?
Marilyn Ochoa, Director for Library and Learning Center Services, Middlesex County College

How to Implement an OER Program
Ken Karol, Instructional Technologist and Reference Librarian, Passaic County Community College

11:30am-11:45am:Rutgers University’s Open and Affordable Textbooks Program
Lily Todorinova, Undergraduate Education LIbrarian, Open Educational Research, Douglass Library, Rutgers University

11:45am–12pm: Interactive Activity

12 pm-1pm: Lunch Break

1 pm-2 pm: Panel Discussion, Q&A Session