Making Connections: Developing Textbook Affordability Initiatives Across Multiple Campuses
Hoover, Jeanne; Solis, Jacqueline; Falls, Sarah
In order to address rising textbook prices, libraries have started to create textbook affordability initiatives that include encouraging faculty to use open educational resources as well as developing stipend programs for faculty. The University Library Advisory Council recently created a committee to support and expand textbook affordability initiatives across the UNC System. This initiative included joining the Open Textbook Network, providing small stipends for faculty to review open textbooks, collaborating with NC LIVE’s Open Education North Carolina, and facilitating librarian and faculty training on open textbooks. In this session, committee members will share their experiences with collaborating and supporting textbook initiatives on both a local and statewide level. Additionally, they will share ways to customize wider initiatives and trends to fit with your individual campus environment, and tips to identify future needs and potential collaborations.
Presented at the Open Education Resources Conference at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, NC.