Angela Perkins is a Research and Instruction Librarian and Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Scholars Program at the Lafayette College Libraries. She earned her Master in Information Studies in May 2017 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in archives and preservation. While pursuing this degree, she was Document Control Coordinator for UT System’s Institute for Transformational Learning, where she was first introduced to working with OER. Prior to studying at UT, she earned her M.F.A. in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory, and B.A. in Political Science from Bates College. Her professional interests include digital humanities and scholarship, film and media studies/preservation, and accessibility to education.
Angela’s capstone project will be a survey of student needs and preferences regarding textbook affordability and OER at Lafayette College. A survey of student needs will provide the Lafayette Affordability and OER Initiative a valuable overview of how the Lafayette College student body and the college at large fits into the regional and national open educational community.