Web_PhotoMichelle 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 manages the UTA CARES Grant Program and oversees the publication of OER from Mavs Open Press. UTA Libraries’ OER program was featured in a 2018 thesis from Simon Fraser University, Library Is the New Publisher.

Michelle is a presenter for the Open Textbook Network, presenter coordinator and curriculum designer for the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) OER and Affordability Roadshow, and a former fellow of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program and the Open Education Group’s OER Research Fellowship Program. Her research interests include librarianship at the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication, the impact of OER, and undergraduate perceptions of open principles. Recent publications include a chapter on the accessibility of open textbooks published in OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians.

Locally, Michelle serves as a member of the UT System Affordable Learning Accelerator Task Force and as a site supervisor for the UTA Disability Studies Program. Prior to joining UTA, she supported both information literacy and scholarly communication at the University of Kansas Libraries. 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.

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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.