Liz Thompson

Open Education Librarian, Associate Professor

About me

In my role as Open Education Librarian, I coordinate programs and services to facilitate the discovery, adoption, adaptation, and creation of open and affordable course content. This includes exploring innovative educational trends and pedagogies, supporting the publication of open textbooks using Pressbooks, and contributing to the overall scholarly communications program. Read more about my work in this story.

My current research interests include course material affordability, open pedagogy, and instructional design.

Please contact me to learn about open educational resources.

About Discovery, Access, and Technology

We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Collection Administration, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.

About Scholarly Communications Strategies

Together with the Digital Assets team, we provide holistic support for scholarly communications across JMU, including the development of inclusive and equitable practices related to publishing model support. We provide expertise in copyright, author rights, open educational resources, open publishing, and open infrastructure initiatives.