Joe Askins is the Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri (MU) Libraries. In this role, he manages the information literacy instruction program for English 1000, MU’s first-year rhetoric and composition course; oversees the delivery and promotion of co-curricular workshops on library services and research processes; and serves as a liaison to MU’s Graduate School, Campus Writing Program, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. For the past two years, he has supported MU’s Affordable and Open Educational Resources initiative through the promotion of open educational resources on information literacy concepts for use across the curriculum and the delivery of faculty workshops on the discovery, review, and adoption of materials in the Open Textbook Library.
For his capstone project, Joe is designing a workflow process for a new Affordable and Open Educational Resources team consultation service. Under this service model, teaching faculty interested in locating, using, adapting, or creating OER can meet with a support team comprising an OER specialist and a subject librarian from the University Libraries; an instructional designer from Course Design & Technology; and an administrator from the Mizzou Store. The workflow document will outline steps for promoting the team consultation model across campus, initiating requests for consultations, conducting pre-consultation reviews of faculty needs, and scheduling meetings with faculty. Joe will also design and lead training sessions to help MU subject librarians better understand the state of MU’s Affordable and Open Educational Resources initiative and their roles in the new team consultation service model.