The UNM Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative has organized a slate of exciting and informative events for Open Education Week, March 6–10, to raise awareness of current initiatives and inspire visions of how OER could develop across the UNM system and across New Mexico. 

Open Education Week is an annual celebration of actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in OERs: teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits their free use, reuse, modification and sharing with others. OERs have the ability to significantly reduce student fees on textbooks thus making academic success more accessible to all. 

As an added bonus, anyone who attends an event virtually or in person will be eligible to enter a random drawing for door prizes. One attendee will win an Amazon gift card at each event. Limit one gift card per winner. 

Pre-registration for events is encouraged but not required. More information about each event can be found at

Oregon's Statewide Open Education Program
- Tuesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., Virtual/Zoom

OER Informational Program
- Wednesday, March 8, 1–2:30 p.m., Hybrid/Zoom
- UNM-Valencia Campus Library

UNM OER Initiative Showcase
- Thursday, March 9, 2– 3 p.m., Hybrid/Zoom
- UNM Zimmerman Library, Waters Room

Chat with ASUNM about OER
- All week, March 6-10, In-Person
- UNM Student Union Building

Open Education Week allows practitioners, educators and students to build a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by work developed by the community around the world. The UL also encourages our campus community to attend virtual events hosted through OE Global.

Last year, the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences announced its university-wide OER initiative which seeks to provide UNM faculty members with the support they need to adopt low and no-cost textbooks and class material solutions for their courses when it aligns with their instructional objectives and academic freedom.