Kristin Whitman is the Library Director for Oregon Tech’s Portland Metro Campus, and serves as the OER Coordinator for all of Oregon Tech. She previously worked at Idaho State University, where she chaired the library’s first OER committee, created the university’s Textbook Hero award program, produced a series of “Textbook Tales” Youtube interviews, and was a primary author of ISU’s textbook affordability plan. She was a leader in statewide OER initiatives in Idaho and chaired the 2021 Idaho Open Education Week virtual conference. Kristin has an MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) from Boise State University, where she completed her capstone project by developing and delivering OER training sessions to a group of library colleagues. She has an MLIS from Rutgers (New Brunswick, NJ) and a BS in chemistry from The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA). She hopes to promote the transformational power of OER to create a more equitable environment for students, and to inspire pedagogical innovation.