Amy Gay started at Binghamton University in 2018 as Digital Scholarship Librarian. In this role, she began leading efforts to develop services in the Libraries which included promoting digital project integration in research and pedagogy for the campus community while also providing support to sharing research and creative works on the Open Repository at Binghamton, the ORB. Amy became a DHRI (Digital Humanities Research Institute) Community Leader in 2018, co-organizing workshops that teach humanities researchers how to apply digital tools and computational methods to their research at Binghamton University. Currently, she continues to serve the Binghamton Libraries as Assistant Head of Digital Initiatives for Digital Scholarship. Amy leads a team supporting education, training, and resources related to digital scholarship and scholarly communication while working towards the goal to improve knowledge related to digital media, open source content, and copyright. Amy’s research interests and passions have become intertwined working towards more equitable pedagogy practices through open educational content and improving digital literacy for students and the general public.
For her SPARC capstone project, Amy developed a train-the-trainer toolkit for creating Open Educational Resources (OER) content. The toolkit serves as a collection of content for people interested in creating open educational resources themselves or teaching others how to create OERs. Its current version, as of May 2023, the toolkit includes a ReadMe file, along with various tutorials, workflows, writing prompts, and curated resource lists. The intended audience is faculty and students in academia with plans to update material and create alternate versions of the toolkit for public libraries, museums, and K-12 educators.