Open Education Leadership Program 2018-2019

Lauren Ray

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Lauren Ray is the Open Education and Psychology Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries.  In this new role, she leads conversations around Open Educational Resources, working with campus partners to support the adoption and publication of affordable and openly licensed materials. She also provides support to the UW’s Department of Psychology, through research consultation and instructional services. Prior to this role, she lived in Berlin, Germany, where she provided online research and instructional support to students (at UW and international institutions), and led qualitative user studies focused on improving online library services. She also led the opening and development of the UW Libraries Research Commons, a collaborative and non-traditional library space dedicated to experimentation and interdisciplinary connection. In addition to open scholarship, her research interests include information equity, service design, libraries as organizations, and critical information literacy.

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