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Open Education Leadership Program 2020-2021

Elizabeth Speer

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Elizabeth Speer is an innovative wayfinder committed to efficiency in library operations and resource access through clear procedures, policy implementation, and personal interactions and collaborations with university partners. She currently serves as the Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian for Gibson D. Lewis Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. As such, she is responsible for the library collection in digital and print formats with a current focus in DEI and OA, copyright, contracts, and inter-library loan processes and policies.  Prior to her current position, Ms. Speer spent a decade working with first generation and non-traditional community college students in her role as Librarian and academic liaison where she quickly learned the value of open educational resources. Ms. Speer earned her MLS from Texas Woman’s University and her M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction from Tarleton State University.

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