Open Education Leadership Program 2020-2021

Donna Langille

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Donna Langille lives and works as an uninvited settler on the unceded traditional territory of the Syilx Okanagan peoples. She is the Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian, as well as the subject liaison librarian for film studies, theatre, media studies, and the digital humanities at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO). She is co-chair of the campus wide Open Education Working Group and manages UBCO’s pilot OER Grant Program. Her work includes providing support to students, staff, and faculty working on OER and building advocacy and awareness of OEP and OER at her institution.

In 2019, she obtained her Master of Information Studies from McGill University. Prior to this degree, she earned her Honours B.A. in English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University. She also holds a diploma in Motion Picture Production from Capilano University. Her professional interests include open education, open and public scholarship, and the digital humanities.

For Donna’s capstone project, she developed a strategy and service model for supporting and sustaining open education across UBC Library. This project focused on how the library at both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses can work together to leverage resources and expertise, and build out new services through collaboration.

The community resource that she created is an open template for conducting an open education service evaluation. This template is intended to serve as a tool for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your open education support and services in your academic library. Evaluating your services can be a helpful exercise and may be used to influence strategic documentation, share information with stakeholders, or to inform communications and marketing.

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