Library:Open Scholarship Sub-Committee/Professional Development

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The Open Scholarship Sub-Committee of RESC & DAL will host monthly professional develop sessions on services, supports, and current issues in open scholarship. The one hour sessions will address what we should know as faculty liaisons and partners on open scholarship topics.

Possible Sessions


  • OER Repositories  (Erin)
  • Creative Commons licenses (Erin and Steph)
  • Open Pedagogy (Erin and Will)
  • Publishing Tools – Pressbooks and OJS (Steph, Leonora, and or Tara’s cover)
  • Research Data Management (Mayu, Sheryl)
  • Data Security & Privacy (Eugene)
  • Open Science Framework (Mathew and or Sarah?)
  • Github (CTLT)


2019 Schedule

Date Time Room Title Presenter Description
January 23 10-11pm IKBLC 240A Open Pedagogy - What is it & What Does it Mean for Librarianship Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian & Flexible Learning Coordinator

Will Engle, Open Education Strategists, CTLT (?)

Open pedagogy is a teaching practice that empowers users to work collaboratively and transparently in the creation of knowledge in online open communities. Open pedagogy acts as a way to transform the dynamic of instruction in a way in which those with varying levels of knowledge can critically evaluate information and information systems while actively co-creating new open knowledge sources (e.g. blogs, wikis, videos, etc.).

This session will address how libraries are engaging open pedagogy, including:

  • How open practice facilitates student critical information literacy development
  • Librarian and faculty collaborations on open practices that facilitate the development of digital and critical information literacy skills for students
  • Examples of open pedagogy and library partnerships at UBC


February 13 1-2:30pm Koerner 217 Best Practices in Research Data Management Sheryl Adam, Liaison Librarian, Humanities & Social Sciences

Mayu Ishida, Liaison Librarian, Sciences

How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help you incorporate best practices for data management into your own work. We will address such questions as: What file naming standard should I use? What is metadata, and how will it help me manage my data? What's a data repository, and which one should I use? Do I need permission to share my data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.


February 20 11-12pm IKBLC 240A So, Your Faculty Wants to Build an Open Ed Repository Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian and Flexible Learning Coordinator Open Education Repositories (OER) are under development on campus with both internal and external financial support. The OERR are meant to support both the archiving of internally created and externally curated educational content. While these projects are under development, the Library has been contacted for consultation and collaboration on a variety of issues related to finding, using, and re-using the repository content. As librarians, archivists, and library staff, we need to be aware of current and trends and the role we can play in these projects.

This session will cover examples of Open Education Repositories and how to discuss these options with faculty. This session will also cover curation workflows, choosing repositories for a project, and the kinds of assistance available to you to support these discussions. The session will also provide examples of UBC repositories outside of the library.


March 7 1-2:30 pm Dodson Room Innovation in Open Scholarship - A UBC Library Round-up To be confirmed
  • Library TLEF (Leonora - confirmed)
  • Open Advocacy & Research Fellowship work (Erin - confirmed)
  • Steph’s research project with ischool students
  • The work of OARS (collections subcommittee)
  • GIS Grant (Eugene,Evan - confirmed)
  • Downtown Eastside Project (Aleha - confirmed)
  • Open Government Work (Susan P - emailed)
Open scholarship, which encompasses open science, open access, open data, open education, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is transforming how knowledge is created and shared. Join us for UBC Library lightning talks exploring the practice of open scholarship – from grant funded research, tool development and community engagement, to collection development processes and open access compliance. Hear from UBC Library colleagues who are incorporating “openness” in innovative ways to enhance teaching, research, and public impact.

This event will be held in the Dodson Room, IKBLC.


March 27 10-11pm Chilcotin Room How I learned to stop worrying and start loving Information Security  Scott Baker, Project Manager, Health Research Data, UBC Advanced Research Computing We all face a daily barrage of news about information security: from hackers to breaches, flaws and vulnerabilities etc... This seemingly endless stream of content can lead to fear, confusion and even denial or abstinence from taking action. There are simple things everyone can do to be more secure. This session will provide an institutional-policy-agnostic, practical set of suggestions and plain language explanations of what can be done by individuals and teams within and outside the work environment and why each is important. The goal being to provide useful, non-technical information that can help with the day-to-day as well as assisting others and planning for the security of research projects and teams.


April 17 11-12pm IKBLC 240A Library-Faculty Partnerships in Open Publishing Leonora Crema, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian

Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian

At this session we will report on results, and lessons learned, from the Library’s TLEF Open Textbook and OER pilot. Learn about the most common tools emerging in open publishing. What is the Library’s value working with faculty on these projects? How are Open Textbooks and OERs changing and can we sustain our efforts?


May 29 11-12pm IKBLC 240A Using Creative Commones Licenses to Facilitate Open Access  Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian This session will provide a brief overview of creative commons licenses including how they work, how to select a license, and how to correctly use works that have licenses assigned to them. We will also cover the basics of using CC licenses for library work. Participants should feel free to bring along any works that they would like to assign a CC license. 


June 26 11-12pm IKBLC 240A TBD