Teri Koch, MLS, MBA, is the Head of Collection Development and Professor of Librarianship at Drake University’s Cowles Library in Des Moines, Iowa. Teri oversees collection development activities and policies, the library liaison program, and collection assessment. Teri is active at the University-level, serving on the Faculty Senate, the University Budget Committee, and the Academic Chairs Committee. She was the co-founder of the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative, a shared print & collaborative collection development initiative. She has presented and published on areas related to this collaborative, as well as on data-driven acquisitions. In recent years, she has focused on promoting and adoption of textbook alternatives, including OER, at Drake. She has co-presented at two University-wide “Learning Symposium’s” on this topic, as well as co-authored blog posts directed at Drake faculty & students about scholarly communications issues. She is currently a member of the “Iowa OER Action Team” (a multi-type library group focused on the advancement and adoption of OER in Iowa’s Colleges & Universities). She will be taking a sabbatical in spring 2020, the topic of which is the advancement of OER at Drake University.
Teri’s capstone project will focus on promoting awareness & adoption of OER in Drake’s College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA). She also hopes to build relationships with faculty outside of CBPA who may be interested in learning more about OER, or adopting/creating OER.