WCC librarian awarded by Washington Library Association
Over the summer, WCC library and information science faculty Ro McKernan was awarded the outstanding performance award by the Washington Library Association (WLA) for her work expanding the College’s collection of Open Educational Resources (OER). The awards committee was especially impressed by her work creating a program that helps eliminate students’ financial obstacle to college success due to the rising cost of textbooks.
“Over the past six years, Ro has infused WCC with an awareness and call-to-action in the building and use of Open Education Resources,” said library director Howard Fuller. “Ro’s work with OER saves many students hundreds of dollars annually in textbook costs.”
Ro’s passion and dedication to both libraries and students is evident. Congratulations, Ro!
Photo: Ro McKernan and Howard Fuller at the WLA conference in November.
Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually. The College works closely with industry to prepare graduates to excel in their fields and meet emerging business trends. On its campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers a four-year bachelor of applied science, transfer and professional-technical degrees, as well as basic education, job skills training, and community education classes. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.