Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning resources, either in the public domain or released with an open license, that anyone can freely use and re-purpose. As universities across the US have embraced OER, academic libraries have become central to the adoption of open educational materials in the classroom.
Ariana Santiago, Open Educational Resources Coordinator at UH Libraries, leads the planning, implementation, and assessment of the UH OER program. She shares more information on how the implementation of OER contributes to student success.
University of Houston Libraries has regional and national partnerships to expand collections and services for faculty and students; and belongs to multiple consortia.
UH Libraries Receives Gift for Research Collections
University of Houston Libraries has received a $250,000 gift in support of research enhancing activities for Special Collections.
The John D. and Karen Otazo Hofmeister Leadership and Entrepreneurship Endowment will support collection and research opportunities that enhance leadership and entrepreneurship archives and research collections.
Upon retirement as president of Shell Oil Company in 2008, John D. Hofmeister founded the not-forprofit membership association Citizens for Affordable Energy. He has held executive leadership positions at General Electric, Nortel, and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International). He is a lecturer at the University of Houston, and is a member of the UH Libraries Campaign Committee focusing on the Energy and Sustainability Research Collection. Karen Otazo Hofmeister, PhD is the managing director of Global Leadership Network. For over thirty years, she has guided senior executives across the US, Asia, and Europe on executive development; leading effective cross-border teams; building trust; and cross-cultural impact. She is a prominent speaker and author on leadership.
“This transformative gift will allow us to strengthen the quality and relevance of our research collections, to the advantage of students, faculty, and researchers in a number of programs and disciplines,”
said Lisa A. German, dean of University Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell chair
“It will enhance our ability to acquire the primary source materials that reflect the University’s research priorities.”