Open Education Leadership Program 2021-2022

Liz Thompson

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Liz Thompson, Open Education Librarian, is an Associate Professor at James Madison University and holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. When Liz learned about OER in 2016, she was working with instructional designers and academic departments as a liaison librarian. Beginning as an Open Education Network campus leader, she has taken an iterative approach to build awareness and advocate for open resources and practices on campus. Liz is also the main coordinator for PressbooksEDU at JMU and in 2019 was co-Principle Investigator on an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant (Supporting OA Collections in the Open: community requirements and principles). Liz serves on VIVA’s Open and Affordable Course Content Committee and SCHEV’s Open Virginia Advisory Council. Her other research interests include open pedagogy, instructional design, and information literacy. For her capstone project, Liz will explore opportunities to manage institutional open education data via a relational database. She plans to use the new database to get a clearer picture of trends across campus and assess the impact of the open ed program.

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