Jamie Hazlitt is the Librarian for Collection Development and Evaluation at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. In this role, she leads the librarian-faculty liaison program, runs the library’s course adopted text e-book initiative, and serves ex-officio on the faculty library committee, where she is situated to further the movement towards increased OER adoption and creation at LMU. Through the SPARC Leadership Program, she hopes to increase her fluency and broaden her skill-set related to education, outreach, and advocacy for open education.
Jamie’s capstone project is to launch and support a pilot grant program funded through LMU’s Office of the Provost. The LMU Open / Alternative Textbook Initiative grant is designed to incentivize two or more faculty in the same academic department to redesign multiple courses using open and free alternatives to commercial course materials.