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Please join the Oberlin Group Libraries Open & Equitable Scholarship Working Group on August 4th, 4-5pm ET for a virtual lecture by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani: On access, impact, and the many unexpected rewards of open scholarship. 


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In this talk, Dr. Jhangian will share lessons from his own experiences as an open scholar. He will point to how small shifts in individual choices and structural incentives can redraw the scholarly publishing landscape in a way that repositions open scholarship as the default practice. Dr. Jhangian will also discuss how open scholarship widens equitable access, enhances impact, provides transparency, and enables collaboration.


Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. The architect of Canada’s first zero textbook cost degree programs, Dr. Jhangian's scholarship focuses on open educational practices, student-centered pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology. A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, Dr. Jhangian's books include Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science  (2017) and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education (2020).


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