PALSave System Leaders Attend Open Textbook Network Summit

Four PALSave System Leaders returned to Chaska, Minnesota for the annual Open Textbook Network Summit. This yearly gathering, held each July, brings together OTN members for learning, collaboration, and conversation.

The focus of this year’s OTN Summit was inclusion and equity. Attendees took part in a one day workshop, led by Jess Mitchell from the Inclusive Design Research Centre, and were challenged to think about how open education programs promote and connect to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. 

There were also breakout and summit sessions focused on collecting data on open education initiatives, publishing open texts, and changes to OTN working groups and support systems. 

Attending the OTN Summit each year is helpful for keeping our system leaders aware of the latest initiatives being launched by the Open Textbook Network, as well as providing educational opportunities that will help us expand the PALSave program into new directions, like publishing and adapting open works.

The PalSave System leaders are:

Amanda Hurford, Scholarly Communications Director for PALNI
Erin Milanese, Affordable Learning Project Coordinator for PALNI & Head of Learning Technologies for Goshen College
Heather Myers, Public Services Librarian for Anderson University
Jennifer Raye, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Butler University
Dr. Tim Ziebarth, Executive Dean, The School of Professional and Online Education for Grace College and Seminary

For more information about the PALSave program, or to bring the PALSave team to your campus, please contact us at palsave@palni.edu

Four of the PALSave System Leaders in Chaska, MN
From left to right: Heather Myers, Amanda Hurford, Jennifer Raye, Erin Milanese