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Open Education Leadership Program 2019-2020

Sonya Lockett

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Mrs. Sonya Lockett is an Associate Librarian and the Coordinator of Public Services at the John Brown Watson Memorial Library located on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). She is responsible for the Circulation Area, Interlibrary Loans, and the Library Liaison for the School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Science. Sonya has been given the duties of library activities that involve Open Educational Resources (OER).  She will coordinate OER activities and work with all library faculty and staff when needed in these activities. Sonya was granted Tenure at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in 2018.

Sonya’s capstone will involve introducing the faculty and administrators of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff to Open Educational Resources and to discuss the advantages of using OER. The plan is to have a workshop that will begin with introducing faulty and administration to the definition of Open Educational Resources, also demonstrate the resources that are available through open-access platforms including Open Textbook Library and  MERLOT.  The result of this project is to invite a professor to introduce an open textbook to a class by the Fall of 2020.

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