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Category: Faculty News

Teaching with primary sources during a pandemic: A digital cabinet of curiosities

By Jason Nargis, Special Collections Librarian for Instruction & Curriculum One of my favorite times of the academic year is toward the end of...
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Latest OER grant projects expected to save 1,300 students $247,000

By Lauren McKeen, Open Education Librarian Four recipients of a 2020-21 Open Educational Resource grant will receive at least $5,000 to develop free teaching...
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Free Resources in Response to COVID-19: What Faculty Need to Know

By Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian Many vendors have been expanding user access to their digital resources in light of library closures due to COVID-19....
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Library Course Reserve Service Updates to Faculty

We live in extraordinary times. And the Libraries have already taken extraordinary steps to respond to COVID-19. As we continue looking for creative ways...
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Busted: The Top 5 myths about OER

By Lauren McKeen, Librarian and Web Manager If you’re an educator, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard of OER, but you may be...
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Apply for an Open Educational Resources Development Grant

Written by Chris Diaz, Digital Publishing Librarian Updated March 9, 2020: The deadline for the grant application has been extended to March 20, 2020....
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Want to help students hold down costs? Consider course reserves

Many of the solutions in the campaign to lower textbook costs involve digital alternatives, but Northwestern University Libraries maintain an old practice rooted in...
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Pilot OER Grant Program to save students $179K in first year

The newly launched Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant program was designed to support faculty who are interested in exploring the use of OER in...
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New digital collection interface makes browsing archives easy

A new online tool launched this month gives researchers more efficient tools to view the voluminous digital collections held at the Libraries. The new...
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