Office Hours: Strategies for Dealing with Invisible Labour (21 May 2019, 2pm EST/ 6pm UTC)

Topic: Strategies for Dealing with Invisible Labour
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2 pm EST / 11 am PST / 6 pm UTC
Guest Speakers: Carla Myers (Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Scholarly Communication, Miami University); Matthew DeCarlo (Assistant Professor of Social Work, Radford University); Tanya Spilovoy (Director, Open Policy, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies).

Open Educational Resources exist because people decide to create and share them, which takes work. Join us for a continued conversation about the invisible labour involved in open education. In this session, we’ll focus on strategies to move your initiatives forward in this environment. Guests will share strategies for making work visible within your department and organization. They will discuss how they incorporated OER into their job descriptions, developed techniques for examining and restructuring work relationships to reduce emotional investment, and advocated for sustainable budgets and staffing, especially for growing programs.

This is the second in a two-part series looking at labour in OER. On April 25th at 2 pm EST (6 pm UTC), we will begin this conversation by discussing the challenges of “invisible” labour in OER. For more details about the first session, please visit: Office Hours: The Invisible Labour of OER (25 April 2019, 2pm EST/ 6pm UTC).

Please enjoy the recording of this Office Hours. The transcript is available here.

I’ve collected the resources shared during the discussion and added them below. Let me know if I missed any or add any we should know about.

The “Adoptions” chapter of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far)
Matt DeCarlo mentioned this chapter, and specifically the adoptions tracker.

Two recent webinars on OER librarianship from Open Oregon.
Amy Hofer shared these in the group chat.

OER Librarian Sample Position Descriptions.
Amy Hofer shared these descriptions.

“Vocational Awe” from In the Library with the Lead Pipe
Also shared by Amy Hofer, this article explains the concept of “vocational awe.”

“Managing Burnout” from Women at Work
A podcast from Harvard Business Review’s podcast Women at Work

The recording from April’s Office Hours, “The Invisible Labour of OER” Part 1
The recording and transcript from May’s Part 2 will be shared soon.