Open Education Leadership Program 2021-2022

Amanda Langdon

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Amanda Langdon is the first OER Librarian at Adams State University, located in rural Alamosa, Colorado. Since her introduction to Open Education in late 2018, she has developed and now chairs the campus’ first Open Education committee. Her nearly-solo Open Education Initiative includes recognizing existing affordability efforts, outreach and instruction, discovery and evaluation of OER, addressing accessibility issues (incl. print-on-demand options), raising campus awareness of student struggles, assisting with copyright/licensing concerns, and encouraging student advocacy. Because of the breadth of this initiative, her capstone project proposal is equally broad: revamping the campus’ OER LibGuide to be more user-friendly; creating series of reusable presentations (basic, intermediary, and advanced content); building a schedule of campus OER events (including survey dates, presentations of survey data and informational sessions, grant cycles/deadlines, etc.); and an outline of a plan for converting Gen-Ed/General Transfer/Highest Enrollment courses to Open/Affordable materials.

Amanda has 8 years of academic library experience in Colorado. She completed her Bachelors in Medieval Studies and Comparative Religion from Cornell College (Iowa), and earned her MLIS, with a focus on Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections and Archives.

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