Stephen Krueger, an access and outreach services librarian at Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library, is one of four Virginia librarians funded by Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) to attend the Open Textbook Network’s Summer Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., from July 22-26.
At the institute, he will participate in a week of intensive training on open education initiatives. This year’s theme is the “connection between open education and diversity, equity, and inclusivity.” The training will also help Krueger promote open access and textbook affordability at Randolph.
Krueger has also received a $1,000 scholarship to attend IDEAL 2019: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries and Archives. The conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio, in August.