Register for the 2019 OER Summit!

Registration is officially open for the first annual OER Summit brought to you by the Affordable Learning PA project. This year, the summit will occur on August 9th, at Penn State University in State College, PA.

The Summit will bring together OER advocates from across the state to discuss shared challenges and solutions under the theme “Building Community.” The day will feature keynote presentations by Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services for Oregon and Anne Osterman, Director of VIVA, as well as concurrent sessions, posters, and lightning talks by your fellow PA OER practitioners.

The Draft Agenda is now available.

Keynote Speakers

Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, is the OER librarian for Oregon's colleges and universities; visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at to learn more. Amy is a coauthor of the book "Transforming Information Literacy Instruction: Threshold Concepts in Theory and Practice." By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.




Anne C. Osterman is Director of VIVA, the consortium of the 72 nonprofit college and university libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has a Master’s in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Statistics from American University. In addition to various chapter and article publications she is co-author of the book Electronic Resource Management: Practical Perspectives in a New Technical Services Model.




Location & Parking

The Summit will take place at the Pattee and Paterno Libraries on the Penn State campus. Parking will be covered through your registration. Please park in the Nittany Parking Deck and you will receive a ticket to exit the ramp free of charge when you check in at the event. A map of the campus is available at:

Pre-Event Activities

If you are arriving the evening before, the Steering Committee will be hosting some informal meetups to start getting the conversation and creativity flowing. More information to come.


There are multiple lodging options in State College. The following options are within walking distance of the Pattee and Paterno Libraries (Please note that pricing and availability are subject to change.): 

Nittany Lion Inn - $161/night - 0.4 miles

Hyatt Place State College - $114/night - 0.6 miles


This event is FREE to all attendees, made possible through Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. 

Registration is limited to 100 attendees

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