COSS 2017 - Speakers


Heather Joseph
- Executive Director, SPARC

Heather Joseph serves as SPARC’s Executive Director, leading the strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized as the leading international force for effective open access policies and practices.

Nicole Allen - Director of Open Education, SPARC

Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education for SPARC. In this role she leads SPARC’s work on the issue area of Open Education, with a dual focus on public policy and engaging the library community to advance this issue on campus.

Nicole is an internationally recognized expert and leading voice in the movement for open education. Starting during her own days as a student, she has worked tirelessly to elevate the issue of college textbook costs and access to education into the public spotlight and to advance openness as a solution in both policy and practice. Drawing on her unique perspective as both a Millenial—the same generation as many of today’s college students—and a professional with more than a decade of experience in this field, she has been widely cited in the media and has given hundreds of talks and trainings in more than a dozen countries on open education, open policy, and grassroots advocacy. 

COSS 2017 Schedule of Events

Monday, April 10, 2017

10:00am - 11:00am  (The 10-11am event is canceled due to flight cancellation. The speaker will arrive at noon and start the afternoon activities. We apologize for any inconvenience.) 
University of Colorado | Colorado Springs | Kraemer Family Library, Room 304C
Building Campus Support for Open Access
Presentation by Heather Joseph

1:30 - 2:30
Meeting with administrators to strategize Open Access implementation on campus
University of Colorado | Colorado Springs | Kraemer Family Library

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10:00am - Noon
University of Denver | Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290
Leading the Call for Open Data
Heather Joseph will present at Anderson Academic Commons and the event will be live streamed to

  • Fishbowl (Room 266B), Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines

  • Auraria Library (Discovery Wall)

  • Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Open to public.Teaching Lab 3 (TL3) 

  • Kraemer Family Library, University Of Colorado Colorado Springs

  • Norlin Library, University of Colorado Boulder

12pm - 1:30pm
Lunch meeting with administrators to strategize Open Access implementation on campus

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

10:00 am -11:00 am 
University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Norlin Library, Room M210
Meeting with Scholarly Initiatives Working Group

11:00 am - 11:20 am
University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Norlin Library, Room TBD
Meeting with Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship

12:00pm - 1:30pm
University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Norlin Library, Room M549
Lunch meeting with Campus Stakeholders

2:00pm -3:00pm
University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Norlin Library, Room M549
Presentation and Open Forum
Tackling the Textbook Crisis:The Role of Open Educational Resources & Affordable Course Materials
Nicole Allen will present at Norlin Library and the event will be live streamed to

  • Fishbowl (Room 266B), Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines

  • Auraria Library (Discovery Wall)

  • Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Open to public.Teaching Lab 3 (TL3) 

  • Kraemer Family Library, University Of Colorado Colorado Springs

  • Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver (Limited seating, please RSVP)

3:30pm -4:30pm
University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Norlin Library, Room M549
Meeting with CU Student Government Representatives

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

11:00am - 11:45am
Colorado School of Mines | Arthur Lakes Library | Boettcher Room
Open Educational Resources: Reducing Costs, Expanding Access, Improving Quality
Nicole Allen will present at Arthur Lakes Library.

11:45am - 12:10pm
Colorado School of Mines | Arthur Lakes Library | Boettcher Room
Lunch (provided) and mingle

12:10pm - 1:00pm
Colorado School of Mines | Arthur Lakes Library | Boettcher Room
Promotion, Tenure, & Open Access
Heather Joseph will present at Arthur Lakes Library.

Both presentations will be live streamed to

  • Auraria Library (Room 116)

  • Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Open to public.Teaching Lab 3 (TL3) 

  • Kraemer Family Library, University Of Colorado Colorado Springs

  • Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver (Limited seating, please RSVP)

  • Norlin Library, University of Colorado Boulder

1:30pm - 3:30pm     
Colorado School of Mines | Arthur Lakes Library | Boettcher Room
Meeting with faculty, students, administrators, and librarians
Discuss Open Access, Open Data (1:30-2:30pm) and Open Educational Materials (2:30-3:30pm) needs and development strategies on Mines campus

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

9:30 am-1:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Heather Joseph will meet with library staff and administrators to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Open Scholarship presents to academic biomedical communities.

2:00pm - 3:30pm 
Auraria Library | Serving the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan University of Denver & Community College of Denver
Heather Joseph & Nicole Allen will meet with administrators to discuss the challenges and opportunities that OA and OER present in higher education