Web_Photo_OrangeMichelle Reed is Associate Librarian and Director of Open Educational Resources at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries. She leads efforts to support the adoption, modification, and creation of open educational resources (OER) and assists educators in developing learning opportunities that foster collaboration, increase engagement, and empower students as content creators. She oversees the Libraries’ OER Department, which manages OER publishing services for Mavs Open Press and the UTA CARES Grant Program. The publishing program was featured in a 2018 thesis from Simon Fraser University, Library Is the New Publisher.

Michelle is presenter coordinator and curriculum designer for the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) OER and Affordability Roadshow. She serves as a member of the UT System Affordable Learning Accelerator Task Force, the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3) Collaborative, and the Pressbooks Customer Advisory Board. A former fellow of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program and the Open Education Group’s OER Research Fellowship Program, her research interests include the impact of open practices on learning and academic success, organizational change and perceptions of open principles, and librarianship at the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication.

Prior to joining UTA, Michelle supported both information literacy and scholarly communication at the University of Kansas Libraries. She also worked as a technical writer and editor for a Department of Energy waste management center and a small research and manufacturing business specializing in neurophysiological research tools. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with an M.S. in information sciences, of McNeese State University with an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English, and of Louisiana Tech University with a B.A. in journalism and English.

Open Access Book

Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies is a peer-reviewed book designed to help institutions communicate the use of open and affordable educational resources. It was collaboratively authored using open source tools and open processes. Read the backstory in “Making Marking from Rebus Community Reports by Donna Langille.