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SpringyCamp Summer 2020

Creating & Hosting OER using LibGuides CMS

Poster Creating & Hosting OER using LibGuides CMS

Poster Session

This session will show how librarians at Georgia Southern University collaborated with teaching faculty to adapt the LibGuides platform to host an OER textbook. Unlike document-based OER, this textbook includes an array of dynamic content that can be edited by the faculty in real time over multiple semesters. Given that hosting is integral to any OER project, this poster should be of interest to any academic library that is in the process of developing, or already engaged in providing, support for locally-hosted OER content. Participants will have an opportunity to review decisions that led to using LibGuides, the Pros & Cons of using the LibGuides platform, the end product, scholarly work evolving from this project, as well future plans. 

Product Covered: LibGuides CMS | LibWizard


Nikki Rech is a Research Services Librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. As the liaison to the College of Science and Mathematics and the OER Librarian, she takes special interest in STEM education and making it accessible, more diverse, and engaging. 

Jeff Mortimore serves as Discovery Services Librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Jeff's current interests include the impact of library automation on the discovery-to-delivery process and its ramifications for scholarly communications practice.


Georgia Southern University

  • Library Type: Academic Library
  • Demographic Served: Georgia Southern has been designated a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution and serves 26,054 students from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico as well as 102 nations. With three vibrant campuses — the Statesboro Campus, the Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville — Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth.
  • Population Size: ~ 26,054 students
  • Staff Size: Approximately 50 including all librarians and library staff
  • Plan for Fall 2020: *Currently In-person and Flex

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