Mizzou Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Joe Askins of Mizzou has been selected as a SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow for 2019-2020. Joe Askins is the Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries. In this role, he manages the information literacy instruction program for English 1000, MU’s first-year rhetoric and composition course; oversees the delivery and promotion of co-curricular workshops on library services and research processes; and serves as a liaison to MU’s Graduate School, Campus Writing Program, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. For the past two years, he has supported MU’s Affordable and Open Educational Resources initiative through the promotion of open educational resources on information literacy concepts for use across the curriculum and the co-facilitation (with SPARC Leadership Program alumna Grace Atkins) of faculty workshops on the discovery, review, and adoption of materials in the Open Textbook Library.