Office Hours: Power of No

This session is part of the 2021 Open Publishing Fest! Take a look at other open publishing events taking place November 8-19 as part of the fest.

Topic: Power of No
When: 2021-11-18T19:00:00Z2021-11-18T20:00:00Z
Guests: Amanda Larson (Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant, Ohio State University), Johanna Meetz (Publishing & Repository Services Librarian, Ohio State University), Elizabeth Speer (Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian, University of North Texas Health Science Center), and Karen Bjork (Head of Digital Initiatives, Cataloging, & eAccess, Portland State University Library)

At our final Office Hours session for 2021, we want to reflect on one of the toughest parts of managing professional life as an OER advocate: saying no. When opportunities arise, it can be challenging to pull ourselves away from yet another good chance to spread the word or build community around OER initiatives at our institutions. Being able to say no is a crucial and unavoidable part of building a focused, well-balanced, and manageable initiative. Whether you are someone who has worked to create these professional boundaries or are still learning to do so, you’re invited to join the conversation about creating a sustainable OER professional life. Our guest speakers will share their strategies for saying no, and inspire you with all the reasons that doing less can often mean doing so much more.

This session is now complete. Thank you to our guests and attendees! Watch the recording below, or read the transcript.