Open Education Leadership Program 2021-2022

Zachariah Claybaugh

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Zach Claybaugh is a Student Success Librarian at UConn Library. His focus is on advancing knowledge and use of open educational resources (OER), as well as working with his colleagues in Reference & Student Success Services on information literacy initiatives. Previously, Zach worked as the OER & Digital Learning Librarian at Sacred Heart University, a middle school teacher in Albania and Florida, and an ESL instructor in Minnesota and Illinois. Zach has a bachelor’s in history from West Texas A&M University and master’s in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies and library and information science from the University of Illinois.

Zach’s capstone project is titled “Want to Join the Open Education Movement? A Campus OER Initiative Starter Kit.” He envisions this as a handy starting place for individuals wanting to launch an OER initiative on their campuses. The project will Include a logical progression of steps, convenient premade materials and templates, and helpful hints.

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