SPARC Open Education Leadership Program
The SPARC Open Education Leadership Program is a two-semester professional development initiative aimed at building expertise and capacity to advance open education in libraries. Over two semesters, the program blends online, peer-to-peer, and project-based learning opportunities to develop participants into both subject matter experts on open education and advocates with the practical know-how to advance OER initiatives on campus. Each year the program will accept a cohort of fellows, who upon successful completion will receive a certificate and the title of SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow. The target audience is academic and research library professionals at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, with particular emphasis on those early in their careers.