Walter Butler is a librarian at Pasadena City College where he currently oversees acquisitions, serves as the faculty lead for Pasadena City College’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, and teaches within their library technician certificate program. He currently is also a member of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office’s Library and Learning Resources Programs Advisory Committee and an active member within ALA’s Community and Junior College’s Library Technical Assistant Education Committee. Walter is interested in gaining a better understanding of how OER and its online communities are disrupting academic library management.
Proposal Title: Changing in the Open: OER Textbooks, Online Communities, and the Management of Academic Libraries.
San José Supervisor: Bill Fisher
Teacher Librarian Credential, Azusa Pacific University
MLIS, University of California Los Angeles
Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Science), California State University Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Temple University
- Librarian, Pasadena City College