Open Education Network (Previously Open Textbook Network)

​MOBIUS joined the Open Education Network, an alliance of hundreds of colleges, universities, and consortia partners working together to advance the use of open textbooks in higher education, in the summer of 2017. Textbook affordability is a major concern on college campuses throughout the United States and this is an exciting partnership that allows us to provide member libraries with tools and services that will assist them in building sustainable open textbook programs on their campuses. MOBIUS membership means that all of our member libraries will have access to OEN resources and trainings.


System Leaders

System Leaders serve as the main point of contact for Campus Leader training and support, MOBIUS specific OEN resources, and data collection on adoptions. 

Lisa Farrell
Director, Library Services, East Central College
636-584-6558 |

Megan Phifer-Davis ​
Assistant Manager of Reference, St. Louis County Library

Christina Virden
E-Resources Coordinator, MOBIUS
573-234-6105 |

Campus Leaders

Campus Leaders are individuals that have agreed to serve as the main point of contact for Open Textbook network activities on their campuses. Please see the list for more info or to connect with campus leaders in your area. 

MOBIUS OEN Campus Leaders

OEN Resources

Open Texbook Library 

OTN manages the Open Textbook Library--a premier and comprehensive catalog of open textbooks that contains hundreds of book and faculty reviews. The textbooks are freely available to faculty who wish to adopt them and are licensed under Creative Commons. 


Contains slide decks, handouts, and other materials to assist members in providing faculty workshops.

OEN YouTube Channel

Recordings of Office Hours Sessions, webinars, trainings, and a walkthrough of how to do an OEN Faculty Workshop. 

MOBIUS OEN Kickoff Webinar Recording

MOBIUS held a webinar on September 27, 2017 to provide information on how the OTN model works and how members can prepare for the rollout of this initiative on their campuses. 

MOBIUS OEN Training Recap

MOBIUS held a recap of our February 5, 2018 training session with OTN for those who missed the training or had to leave early. Covers key concepts from training and explains the resources that are available to members. 

MOBIUS OEN Mailing List

Use this list to discuss all things related to the Open Textbook Network and open educational resources, including workshop planning, training events, data collection, resources, and more. Click the link to subscribe. 

Allied Membership

A new membership type from the OEN that allows institutions that are members of an existing OEN consortium to gain more direct access to data, programming, and resources at a lower cost, while still maintaining the benefits of a consortium membership. For more information on Allied membership please contact

OER Resources and LibGuides


Drury University
Fontbonne University
Metropolitan Community College
Missouri Southern State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rockhurst University
Southeast Missouri State University
St. Louis Community College
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University of Missouri - St. Louis 
Washington University in St. Louis

Creative Commons

Creative Commons Explanation and License Types
Creative Commons Kiwi Video Explanation 

Templates for Faculty OER Consultations

SPARC OER Consulation Templates
SPARC OER Treasure Hunt Worksheet