Jeanne Hoover is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at East Carolina University (ECU). She leads the Research and Scholarly Communication team in supporting faculty and student scholarly communication needs on campus. In this role, she helps coordinate ECU’s mini-grant textbook program, provides workshops on scholarly communication topics, and manages the institutional repository, The ScholarShip. Her current research interests focus on open science and open education. She is particularly interested in adapting and publishing OER. Through the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, Jeanne has broadened her skills and knowledge as an open education advocate.
As part of her capstone project, Jeanne wanted to expand outreach on her campus in order to increase awareness of OER and her library’s textbook affordability programs. She specifically wanted to increase awareness of OER with other stakeholders on campus in addition to faculty, including campus IT, parents, and more. Ultimately, her project consisted of two main components: conducting outreach geared towards various stakeholders on campus and designing outreach materials. Her outreach materials became the community resource of her project and contain presentations, flyers, and other materials that can be used by others. Each was designed for a specific stakeholder group. She developed the community resource to help librarians or other educators with templates that they could use for their OER outreach.