Jennifer Beamer is the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Coordinator at The Claremont Colleges Consortium. She assists faculty and students in publishing their scholarship in the open environment. Jennifer has developed educational materials for open science practices, open educational resources, copyright, fair use, and open access. She has also designed and taught a series of scholarly communication workshops for graduate students. She is an open access advocate and has been involved with SPARC and OpenCon 2014 and 2016. Jennifer holds an MLISc. degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta.
Jennifer’s capstone project will focus on developing an OER strategy for subject librarians at The Claremont Colleges. The project will guide subject librarians on how to assist faculty and provide education and advocacy for a new OER initiative to launch in the fall of 2020.