VALA2022 Online Session 4 Goodwin

OER Commons: a game of snakes and ladders for the library profession


Tuesday 14 June 2022, 12:30 – 13:00

Annette Goodwin
  • Senior Client Services Librarian
  • Charles Sturt University
Wendy Ratcliffe
  • Coordinator Co-Curricular Services
  • La Trobe University
Sara King
  • Training and Engagement Lead
  • AARNet
Sara Davidsson
  • Member Services Coordinator
Sarah Howard
  • Associate Director, Library (Acting)
  • Queensland University of Technology
Nica Tsakmakis
  • Senior Librarian
  • Australian Catholic University
Kat Cain
  • Manager, Digital Literacy Programs
  • Deakin University

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This paper supplements the interactive video presentation that showcases the development of the OER Commons Digital Dexterity Educators group, exploring the barriers encountered and subsequent solutions developed. In sharing the OER Commons snakes and ladders story that has emerged from CAUL’s Digital Dexterity Community of Practice (CoP), the presentation will demonstrate the path we took to implementing an open educational resource sharing group. Our experience aims to inform the development of cross-institutional digital sharing for other communities.


Annette Goodwin has worked as a Librarian for over 20 years in a range of library settings, including school and public libraries. In 2011, she commenced with Charles Sturt University Library, supporting Research and Teaching staff and Research students. In 2020, she joined the CAUL Digital Dexterity Champions network and the Resource Sharing Working Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from UNE, a Graduate Diploma in Information Management – Librarianship from UNSW and a Masters of Education – Children’s Literature from USQ.

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