Hi! I’m Jamie Witman. Originally from South Florida, I moved to Tallahassee in 2008 to begin my undergraduate career. I earned my B.A. in Religion in 2012 and while in school I had the honor of being a member of the Marching Chiefs. Shortly after graduating in 2012 I began my M.S. in Library Science (also at FSU, can you say Go ‘Noles?!) and graduated in 2015.
Currently I am the Online Learning and OER Librarian for the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland. It’s been a big change moving from Florida to Maryland but I can tell you the humidity is about the same. My position at CCBC is new for the college which has provided me with the opportunity to help grow this position’s focus and branch out into areas of librarianship previously unattended at CCBC. My main responsibilities include coordinating our OER efforts with faculty members, working with our Online Learning Department to build a relationship between our online students and our library resources, and performing everyday public services work.
My passion for this position really lies in my work with open educational resources and open education. I love working with faculty to explore new OER and create educational opportunities to learn more about open education in general. Recently, I began two leadership projects that have allowed me to work beyond CCBC in the world of open education: the Maryland H5P Collaborative and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellowship.
Previously, I was the Collection Development Library Associate for Strozier Library at FSU. As a Library Associate at FSU, I had the privilege of providing customer service and reference help to a diverse group of students, faculty and visitors. I also got to be a part of a great team focusing on collection development, co-managing FSU’s government document collection and collaborating on interdisciplinary projects.
Outside of my work responsibilities, my professional interests include the Open Education Movement, Digital Scholarship, and Library Instruction Innovation.
When I’m not at work, I spend time with my husband and sons and our two wild and crazy dogs. My husband and I play competitive ultimate frisbee, when we have the time, and all six of us enjoy going on hikes in the wonderful Maryland wilderness.