Instruction & OER Librarian
Johannah White is currently the Reference Librarian for OER/Instruction at Baton Rouge Community College. As an advocate for the Open movement, she advises faculty on finding/using OER, assignment creation incorporating OER, copyright, and Open Access publishing. Previously, she served as Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator at Xavier University of Louisiana and Humanities Reference Librarian at Tulane University. Her research interests include promoting inclusion in diverse classrooms and OER. She holds a B.A. in Russian language and literature from the University of Kansas and a MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Open Education Librarian
Cheryl Cuillier is the Open Education Librarian at the University of Arizona. She leads OER initiatives for the UA Libraries and manages the UA’s Pressbooks network. She is also a trainer for the Open Education Network and one of the instructors for the OEN’s Certificate in OER Librarianship.
U.S. PIRG Affordable Textbook Campaign Director
Cailyn serves as the U.S. PIRG Affordable Textbook campaign director, working to expand the use of open textbooks by empowering students and building a diverse coalition of students, staff and faculty. In her past role with the Student PIRGs at the UCLA and UC Riverside campuses, Cailyn organized on issues ranging from renewable energy to fighting hunger on campus.
Director of Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
Una Daly is the Director of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) at Open Education Global, a community of practice with college members across the United States. CCCOER promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources to enhance student equity and access while supporting faculty choice of openly licensed curriculum materials.
A national leader in the Open Education movement for over a decade, she has previously partnered with both the California Community Colleges’ Zero Textbook Cost Degree program and Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree initiative to provide technical assistance and professional development to grantee colleges.
CCCOER recently launched the Regional Leaders of Open Education Network to support open education leadership collaboration across institutional and state boundaries and is co-leading the Open for Anti-racism project focused on using OER and open pedagogy to integrate anti-racist content and practices in the classroom.
Textbook Affordability Campaign Coordinator
Brissa Loayza is a third year student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Political Science. Brissa is the textbook affordability campaign coordinator and incoming Vice Chair for Florida PIRG Students at UCF. This Spring, she organized the Stop Opt-Out campaign at UCF to protect student choice and works to promote open textbooks.
President and founder of Wiki Knights and Student
John Martinous is a 2021 graduate of Political Science from the University of Central Florida. He is the founder of the student organization Wiki Knights, an organization dedicated to the creation and promotion of open-source textbooks for the student body, and was the organization’s president for two years. As president he helped organize the “Stop Opt-Out” campaign with the help of the Florida PIRG to protect student choice for textbooks and to promote open-source alternatives. John has helped create four open-source texts and has worked on campaigns to promote the use of open-source texts.