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Open Education Network (OEN)

MCLS & Open Education Network (OEN): Partnership to Advance Open Education

MCLS has joined the Open Education Network (OEN) new-window-icon.png as a consortial member effective July 1. A recognized leader in helping academic institutions advocate and advance open at their colleges and universities, OEN utilizes a proven program to engage with faculty in the review and development of open education textbooks. This membership allows MCLS to stay current with Open Education efforts and offers multiple benefits to MCLS academic member libraries, including:

Any MCLS academic library that is not an OEN member may utilize the OEN framework at their institution through MCLS. For non-Allied members, MCLS serves as the connector and coordinator with OEN. Benefits for this arrangement include:

To encourage OEN Allied membership and support Open Education initiatives at campuses across Indiana and Michigan, MCLS is sponsoring 10 memberships (five in Indiana and five in Michigan). MCLS will provide 50% of cost for each membership for two years.  Each library will pay the other 50% which totals to $262.50 per year.  If your library would like to apply for this program, complete this OEN Allied membership program form new-window-icon.png and return to MCLS by Sept. 22, 2021. We will notify selected libraries on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

MCLS will host two informational webinars on Wednesday, Aug. 18, noon-1pm Eastern (11am-noon Central) and Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2-3pm Eastern (1-2pm Central) to help libraries learn more.  The sessions will introduce the MCLS OEN consortial membership and outline the opportunities available to MCLS members.  Both MCLS & OEN staff will be present to share information and answer questions. Register for a webinar session today! new-window-icon.png

OEN Allied Membership Scholarship funding eligibility


The Application

Please complete the MCLS/OEN Allied Membership Sponsorship Application new-window-icon.png by Sept. 22.

Grant Application Questions

Questions regarding the grant application should be sent to Stephanie D. Davis, MCLS Group Purchasing Manager at daviss@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 154.