VALE-OER Ambassador Program

For the period of May 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023, VALE has appointed three academic librarians to serve as OER Ambassadors. These OER Ambassadors will be responsible for leading a two year, coordinated, statewide effort to advance OER and textbook affordability in NJ higher education. This work will primarily be done by visiting institutions to provide workshops or to support local leaders in organizing workshops, participating in VALE’s OER listserv, and networking with librarians and faculty across institutions to form collaborative relationships around OER implementation.

2021-2023 OER Ambassadors:

  • Megan Dempsey – Associate Professor, Instructional Services Librarian, Raritan Valley Community College (2021-22)
  • Muhammad Hassan – Director Of Digital Information Resources, The Learning Commons (NTLC), Kean University
  • Lily Todorinova – Undergraduate Experience Librarian, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University

The ambassadors can be contacted at