Open Education and Distance Learning Librarian, University of Arkansas

At the University of Arkansas, Elaine Thornton coordinates campus open education initiatives and serves as the Libraries’ liaison to the Global Campus, the university’s online and distance learning division. Elaine is a former SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow and the past co-chair of the ACRL-Distance Learning Standards Committee. She currently serves as an Open Education Network (OEN) Certificate in OER Librarianship instructor. A doctoral candidate in the Adult and Lifelong Learning program in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, Elaine’s research focuses on academic librarian professional development.

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