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Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA, United States
Official Website @LehighU

Type: Private 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 7,119

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OER LibGuide


Lehigh University is a private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with an enrollment of roughly 5,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. Lehigh's Library & Technology Services supports open education through a variety of avenues, including the Scholarly Communications and research and instruction librarians, library acquisitions, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. The library's initiatives to address course material affordability include workshops and programs, individual support for course development, printed open textbook samples, administrative and technical assistance with OER sharing, and a student textbook exchange housed in the library.

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OER Events

Open Educational Resources & Textbook Alternatives

As higher ed moves to tackle the rising cost of textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OERs) are an increasingly popular alternative to textbooks. Join us to learn more about where to find OERs, how to use them, and Lehigh’s resources for supporting OER use. Whether you’re looking to replace an intro textbook or need flexible content for advanced courses, there are options to get class resources into the hands of every student. Presented by librarians Jasmine Woodson and Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle as part of the 2019 Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning Winter Workshop.

Date: Jan. 10, 2019

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Scope: Affordable course content, including cost-free course content and OER

Approximate Attendees: 4

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OER Resources

OER Brainstorm Document

Brainstorm document for helping librarians and teaching faculty plan and evaluate OERs for use in courses.

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Resource Citation:
Baldwin-SoRelle, C. (2018). OER Brainstorm Document. Retrieved from

Open Access: Open Educational Resources LibGuide

Libguide on OERs and open access

Resource Citation:
Open Access: Open Educational Resources LibGuide. (N.D.) Retrieved from

Point of Contact

Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle
Scholarly Communications/Social Sciences Librarian, Library & Technology Services