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Open Educational Resources: OER Events

A guide to textbooks, course materials and multimedia which are free or or low cost for educational use. These resources were created with the intention of being widely used and are legal to use in courses with proper citation.

Open Education Week 2019


Join the University Libraries as we celebrate Open Education Week 2019, March 4-9! We are teaming up with SGA to advocate for open educational resources (OER) and textbook affordability. 

Come to the SUB Monday through Wednesday to tell us your #ttutextbookbroke stories, and join SGA for an OER town hall at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in the Red Raider Ballroom. Refreshments will be provided!

OEW 2018

The Libraries’ 2018 celebration was themed “Astronomical” to highlight the rising cost of education and the new frontier of affordable resources.

Open Textbooks at TTU Panel

Texas Tech University Libraries will be partnered with the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center to offer an information session and panel. The panel discussion featured faculty at Tech who have written or used open textbooks in their courses.

Affordability Beyond Textbooks: Vendors, Courseware, and Library Resources

This brown bag session expanded the conversation on classroom affordability.  This introductory information session was an overview of vendor OER programs, affordable courseware options, and the library resources which are already freely available to faculty and students.

Open Education Week: Are you #textbookbroke?

Textbook prices can be astronomical! Students told us about their textbook prices and learned what theycan do to support the open textbook movement. You can also join the conversation online at #textbookbrokeTTU.

Open Textbook Network Workshop


Faculty Workshop Feb. 2 10am -12pm


Faculty who attended the Open Textbook Workshop discovered open textbooks in your field. Jasmine Roberts, Strategic Communications Instructor at the Ohio State University and open textbook author was the guest speaker for this session.

Academic Support Staff Workshop Feb 2. 1:30 -3pm


TTU librarians and academic support learned more about open textbooks and how to make a difference by supporting faculty who are exploring or interested in adopting open textbooks. Michelle Reed, Open Educational Resource Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington was the guest speaker for this session.

More information: National Association of College Stores' Student Behaviors toward Course Materials

If you have questions about these workshop or open textbooks, please contact Camille Thomas, Scholarly Publishing Librarian, at