Open Education Leadership Program 2019-2020

Sarah Shujah

Open Education Leadership Fellow

Sarah Shujah is a Liaison Librarian and Entrepreneurship Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Library since 2018, and she is a new member of the University’s ETextbook Working Group. Her interests include OERs, information literacy, entrepreneurship, and scholarly communications.

As an ‘open ranger’ with eCampus Ontario, Sarah lead OER initiatives in her previous position as a Librarian at Centennial College including helping with the RFP and the development of an Indigenous peoples open textbook, an open module of a Blended Online and Learning Technology (BOLT) course for The Learning Portal, presenting on OERs in partnership with Brett McCollum from Mount Royal University at a department meeting, and invited to facilitate an OERs workshop at the Teaching and Learning Symposium.

Now in her capacity as an Entrepreneurship Librarian Sarah’s SPARC capstone project will work with The BRIDGE faculty to support the development of entrepreneurship open learning modules. These modules will be a highlight of The BRIDGE New Venture Program. The modules can be used by management or entrepreneurship librarians to help a student understand a concept as they work on their business model, it can be used by other faculty members in business/management, and it can be used by incubators or accelerators as competency training modules for student startups. Through the capstone project, Sarah wants to help build basic business acumen skills in an accessible manner for anyone and contribute to the OER community.

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