Open Education Leadership Program 2022-2023

Janice Winkler


Janice Winkler is a Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Manitoba, supporting Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Women’s and Gender Studies, Linguistics, and Disability Studies. In 2022 she completed a one-year secondment as Open Educational Resources Librarian with the Learning and Instruction team. As part of her role Janice partnered with units on campus and beyond on strategic initiatives to support faculty in engaging with OER.

Janice completed her MLIS at the University of Western Ontario in 2016 and has been with the UM serving as liaison librarian to faculties and departments in social and health sciences ever since. She brings care for learning communities and a passion for access to education to everything she does.

Janice’s capstone project will look to focus resources where they are most likely to be useful in order to increase adoptions at her institution. The project aims to identify areas most likely to engage with OER and provide them with custom communications and brief intensive support to facilitate successful adoptions.

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