[Libs-Or] “Receiving this award was an honor”: Past ACRL-OR Awards for Excellence revisited!

Angie Beiriger beiriger at reed.edu
Wed Apr 25 13:46:43 PDT 2018


*The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence recognizes a project that 
demonstrates excellence in the field by significantly improving Oregon 
academic libraries or librarianship. Help us recognize the great work of 
our colleagues -- your nominations matter! *


As this year’s nominations open 
we’re checking in with past recipients to get project updates and hear 
what the award meant for them. The 2016 award went to the Open Oregon 
Educational Resources project 
We caught up with project rep Amy Hofer to reflect on the award and the 
status of the project.

1. What did receiving this award mean to you or your team?

Receiving this award was an honor. Recognition from my Oregon library 
peers, an awesome bunch of librarians, really means so much to me. 
Coming just a year after John Schoppert at Columbia Gorge Community 
College received the Award for Excellence for his OER efforts shows that 
our community cares deeply about access to resources and student success.

2. How has this project evolved or changed since receiving the award?

Open Oregon Educational Resources started in 2015 with my hire as the 
OER Librarian for Oregon's 17 community colleges. Starting this year, 
the state is adding the 7 public universities to my docket as well.

3. What's an excellent thing happening in or around our profession that 
you're really excited about?

Librarians are the leaders when it comes to textbook affordability. Our 
roles and work are changing to accommodate different aspects of OER 
projects. At the same time, there is more public discussion of work-life 
balance and understanding that we can't just keep adding to our 
already-full plates. We have a real opportunity to evolve sustainably.

4. Why should someone nominate a project for the ACRL-OR Award for 

Because it's always a good feeling to bring attention to good work!

More information on the nomination process and past winners can be found 
on the ACRL-Oregon website 
<https://acrloregon.org/acrl-oregon-award-for-excellence/>. The 
nomination period closes at 11:59pm on August 31, 2018. *

Angie Beiriger
Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian
Reed College
Portland, OR
beiriger at reed.edu

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