Courtney Eger is the Learning and Engagement Librarian at Temple University’s Health Sciences Libraries. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating instruction for Temple University health sciences students, faculty, and staff. Courtney also organizes outreach activities for health sciences students through special events, social media, and passive programming. She is the subject librarian for the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Recreational Therapy programs in the College of Public Health. Courtney is a member of Temple University Libraries’ Open Education Group, where she regularly teaches workshops on OER and is a co-creator of the open education newsletter for faculty. She also serves as an editorial board member and proofreader for the open access publication Marketing Libraries Journal. Prior to Temple University, Courtney worked for 12 years as a community college reference and instruction librarian.
Courtney’s capstone project, Marketing Open Education and Pedagogy to a Medical School, focuses on a school of medicine, an underrepresented population in open education. With an emphasis on encouraging open pedagogy in medical education, this project serves as a resource for other health sciences librarians. Librarians can use these outreach and marketing materials in their own communication with health sciences faculty and students.