Kristina De Voe is English & Communication Librarian at Temple University. In this role, she provides research and instructional support to faculty and students in her liaison areas. Additionally, she leads the library’s Open Education Group which facilitates conversation and collaboration about open educational resources on campus through initiatives, awards, and consultations. She is involved with Affordable Learning PA, a community of practice among academic libraries and higher education partners throughout Pennsylvania which advances textbook affordability issues, as both a campus partner and member of its assessment and data working group. In 2019, she was part of the organizing team for OpenCon Philly. Her other professional and research interests include critical information literacy, open pedagogy, and scholarly communications.
Kristina’s capstone project focused on building awareness and competencies around open pedagogical practices. To do that, she collaborated with campus stakeholders to provide learning opportunities for faculty on open pedagogical practices in order to advance curricula that emphasize affordability as well as community, collaboration, and the sharing of resources, ideas, and power. Additionally, she designed a toolkit for liaison librarians focused on strategies for supporting faculty at various stages of an OER-based project. Comprised of conversation starters, outreach sound bytes, informational resources, teaching materials, and reflective questions, the toolkit is modular and can be easily reframed to help support librarians or OER advocates who assist faculty in developing courses and assignments using open educational resources.