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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide provides resources and tools for faculty wishing to implement open educational resources (OER) in their courses.

What is LIEAL?

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The Library Initiative for Equitable & Affordable Learning (LIEAL) is a workgroup originating in the Mt. SAC library. LIEAL was formalized in 2020 after many years of library-led activities and programs supporting OER and affordable learning materials issues on campus.


LIEAL promotes student success and fosters educational equity by seeking to reduce barriers to learning materials.   

Current Goals

  1. Promote the initiative as a campus resource for affordable learning materials issues
  2. Promote the adoption of affordable learning strategies across all campus departments and units through education, training & support
  3. Prepare library faculty and staff to provide support to the library’s affordability initiative
  4. Support faculty in the creation of affordable learning solutions
  5. Support faculty in the creation of affordable learning solutions

Contact Us

Email us at for questions or to get involved!

Current Membership

Esteban Aguilar, Professor of Library Science - Electronic Resources Librarian 

Monika Chavez, Professor of Library Science - Career Education Librarian 

Katie Datko, Director of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology

Hong Guo, Professor of Library Science - Online Learning Librarian 

Romelia Salinas, Dean - Library & Learning Resources Division

Cristina Springfield, Professor of Library Science 

Have a question or want to collaborate? Use the OER information request form and a member of our group will get back to you.

Current & Past Projects