The LibreTexts team is happy to announce that this year’s annual LibreFest will be held virtually on July 18, 20, and 22, 2022. Sessions will begin at 9 am PST/12 pm EST.  This virtual, hands-on workshop will provide three half days of teaching and working sessions covering how to create Open Education Resources (OER), how to modify existing OER to build textbooks and other learning resources, as well as how to use the new ADAPT homework system.  Participants will be expected to prepare for the meeting in advance with materials provided by the LibreTexts team. By the end of the week all participants will have created, or adapted, an OER that can be used, or further modified for their future courses. 
The registration fee for this workshop is $10 which includes a t-shirt. 

Registration is now closed.


Monday July 18: Day 1 — Intro & Remixing (Times EDT/PDT)

12:00-12:10 pm/9:00-9:10 am — Welcome to LibreFest (Bob Belford)

12:10-1:00 pm/9:10-10:00 am — The Evolution of the Textbook (Justin Shorb)

1:00-2:00 pm/10:00-11:00 am — LibreTexts 101 (Delmar Larsen)

2:00-2:30 pm/11:00-11:30 am — Success Stories of LibreTexts users

  1. Caren Parrish 
  2. Janét Hund 

2:30-3:00 pm/11:30 am-12:00 pm — Break (And fix anyone’s login issues)

3:00-4:00 pm/12:00-1:00 pm — How to Make Remixing Maps (Deborah Bowles)

4:00-4:50 pm/1:00-1:50 pm — Make Your Own Remixing Map (breakout rooms)

4:50-5:00 pm/1:50-2:00 pm — Review of the day, and preparation for tomorrow

Office hours TBA

Homework: Work on your remix. Try to complete 5+ chapters. Create your account in ADAPT.

Tuesday July 19:   Office Hours  

12-2pm Eastern/9-11am Pacific (subject to change)

Wednesday July 20: Day 2 — Editing & Advanced Editing (Times EDT/PDT)

12:00-12:10 pm/9:00-9:10 am — Welcome to Day 2/Recap Day 1 and Day 2 preview 

12:10-12:55 pm/9:10-9:55 am — Licensing Discussion (Delmar Larsen)

1:00-1:45 pm/10:00-10:45 am — Introduction to Page Layouts, Structure, and Accessibility (Tom Neils)

1:45-2:30 pm/10:45-11:30 am — Hands-on Page Layouts, Structure, and Accessibility (breakout rooms)

2:30 – 3:00 pm/11:30-noon — Break

3:00 – 4:15 pm/noon-1:15 pm — Advanced Editing Vignettes

3:00-3:20  Bob Belford

3:20-3:40  Paul Seeburger

3:45-4:15 Breakout rooms with Bob & Paul

4:15-4:45 pm/1:15-1:45 pm – Success Stories of LibreTexts Users

4:45-5:00pm/1:45-2:00pm – Review of the day and preparation for tomorrow

Office hours TBA

Homework: Create LibreStudio account if you haven’t done this already AND work on editing your page.

Prepare a 2-3 min presentation about your page. You will show this to your peers in a breakout room at the beginning of the workshop on Friday.

Thursday July 21:   Office Hours  

12-2pm Eastern/9-11am Pacific (subject to change)

Friday July 22: Day 3 — ADAPT (Times EDT/PDT)

12:00-12:05 pm/9:00-9:05 am  — Welcome to Day 3/Day 2 Recap and Day 3 Preview 

12:05-12:35 pm/9:05-9:35 am — Success Story – Implementing LibreTexts at an Institutional Level (Michael Smith)

12:35-1:05/9:35-10:05 – Discussion/Presentation of your progress on your project (breakout rooms)

1:05-2:00 pm/10:05-11:00 am — Introduction to ADAPT (Delmar Larsen)

2:00-2:45 pm/11:00-11:45 am — ADAPT breakout #1  (breakout rooms)

2:45-3:10 pm/11:45-12:10 pm — Break

3:10-4:10 pm/12:10-1:10 pm — More Advanced ADAPT (Delmar Larsen)

4:10-4:50 pm/1:10-1:50 pm — ADAPT breakout #2

4:50-5:00 pm/1:50-2:00 pm — Meeting closing thoughts, reminder of further resources for using LibreTexts