Hope Power is the Teaching & Learning Librarian at Simon Fraser University (SFU). In this role, she leads library support for open education initiatives on campus such as the SFU Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants program. She is a member of the British Columbia Open Education Librarians (BCOEL) Steering Committee and is also currently participating in a cross-institutional collaboration with BCcampus to develop an Open Education Working Group Guide to establishing, supporting and sustaining open working groups on campus.
As a pilot fellow in SPARC’s 2017-2018 Open Education Leadership Program, Hope worked with SFU colleagues to establish a new Open Educational Resources (OER) working group with core representation from the Library, Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). This spring, she also worked with group members to collaboratively plan and host a half-day community event to highlight, celebrate and build on OER successes achieved on campus to date. Long-term goals for this new SFU OER working group are to raise awareness, develop support and build capacity for OER adoptions by sharing information and coordinating efforts among key campus stakeholders.
Hope’s current work is focused on:
- Serving as program coordinator for the SFU OER Grants program and directly supporting a number of recently funded projects in this area
- Building a strong community of open education practitioners on campus via the newly established SFU OER working group
- Supporting collective community action via the BCOEL steering committee to raise awareness and support the use of OER by instructors and students across the province