Consultations Available to Faculty Looking for Free Educational Materials

Apr 01, 2020 · Abbey Elder

Open Access Librarian Abbey Elder is offering virtual consultations with faculty to help locate open educational resources (OER) for fall 2020 and spring 2021 courses. Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that are free to access and carry legal permission for use and reuse. Faculty have been using OER at Iowa State both as textbook replacements and as ancillary materials, but many have asked for help locating content. We have had consultations available in person in the past, but they are now available online to accommodate the needs of faculty and staff working from home. 

At these consultations, you can get support: 

  • Finding open textbooks and other open course materials 

  • Accessing rubrics and other resources for evaluating OER 

  • Planning for a larger OER project

Email the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Abbey Elder, at to set up a consultation for your course.