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Open Educational Resources Advocacy Toolkit

Example OER Advocacy Scenarios and OER Advocacy Plans

Example OER Advocacy Scenarios - Opportunities for Advocacy

The Understand OER Advocacy section of this Toolkit illustrates how different advocacy opportunities require different strategies and provides example strategies for how you can approach these.

The following scenarios will help you tailor your advocacy messages to different stakeholders in different contexts, including:

  • librarian advocating for OER [Word 121KB] explores the role of the liaison librarian in advocating for OER to teaching staff
  • librarian advocating for open textbooks [Word 379KB]  explores the role of a liaison librarian using her established reputation within her faculty to advocate for the adoption of open textbooks
  • librarian advocating to a committee [673KB]  explores the role of a liaison librarian acting in partnership with teacher-allies to advocate for the use of OER to a teaching and learning committee.

Sample OER Advocacy Action Plans

The sample advocacy plans below illustrate how to write an advocacy action plan for a specific audience, using one of the common scenarios mentioned above: