Assistant Director of Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian
Anita Walz is the Assistant Director of Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech where she initiated and oversees the Open Education Initiative and OER grant program. She is actively involved in instructor development, and supports instructor adaptation, creation, and public sharing of open educational resources of various formats, including open textbooks, primary source collections, and emerging formats for learning resources such as interactive calculators and virtual reality animals. She has been deeply involved in championing creation of Virginia Tech's Guidelines for Open Educational Resources which were approved in June 2020. She has worked in government, international, school, and academic libraries for the past 18 years.