New CARL VPO for Open Education

October 14, 2021. – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to welcome Ann Ludbrook as Visiting Program Officer (VPO) for Open Education.

Ann is the Scholarly Engagement and Copyright Librarian at Ryerson University. She provides copyright education and support for the Ryerson community and is an active member of the CFLA Copyright Committee and the CARL Copyright Specialist group. In terms of open education, Ann is an originating and current member of the CARL Open Education Working Group and chairs their Community of Practice team. She has worked for over 8 years in the field of open education at Ryerson University and regularly supports Open Education projects. She was one of the librarians that worked on the CARL Copyright Open Educational Resource for University Instructors.

Bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and capacity to CARL, Ann will engage with other post-secondary stakeholder groups in considering strategies for increasing the momentum of open education throughout Canada. She will work in collaboration with the chair and members of CARL’s Open Education Working Group (OEWG), and with CARL’s full-time Program Officer supporting the Advancing Research Committee’s initiatives.